diasflacog wrote:I know this is an old topic now and I wanted to give an update for anyone who cares.
I ended up getting another RMA from evga. I explained my situation and told them everything about the poor experience I had with the first RMA and how it had the exact same problem as the one that died on me.
They decided that an "advance" rma was the best choice for me and that they would be paying for shipping and everything. About 4 days later I was contacted by evga via email and they told me that my 980ti was not being stocked at all anymore and that they didn't have any nor would they be getting anymore and that they would replace it with a 1070ti with a blower style cooler on it. I was told to email them back to see if I had any concerns with the blower style cooler. Of course I do (I don't like blower style coolers that's why I bought the one with the ACX 2.0) I again explained my situation and why I didn't want the one with the blower style cooler blah blah blah so the next day they contact me and they said they would send me the model with the ACX 3.0 on it.
So they ended up sending me a brand new retail GTX 1070ti sc acx 3.0.
I was very pleased with this of course and the card is working great no more crashing no more turning off my PC etc etc. To make things even sweeter this card performs better than my 980ti I get around 10-13 fps more. I haven't OC it and I probably wont at all. I game mostly at 1440p and this card does this well. It OCs itself to 1911 already so I don't see much head room. From what I gather most of these 10 series GPU's OC up to 2030 max. So I doubt an extra 100mhz is worth the trouble.
I guess we can say that my mobo is still working great : )