A tale of woe


#1

All I wanted to do is play video games last night. My computer is out to get me, however. My EVGA GTX770 (only 3 months old) kicked the bucket last night and will not boot into windows.

This thing has to have a warranty, right? NOPE this was a replacement for a previous card I RMA’d for having similar issues. Only issue is the warranty for the new card expires when the old card does. After some lengthy call to a call center in India, I was prompted that I am shit out of luck, have a nice day sir.

Word to the wise, EVGA is having some major manufacturing issues in the 6x and 7x series cards. Avoid at all costs.

Long story short, I am waiting on a replacement to come about.


#2

EVGA has fallen off really imo. I only buy MSI for GPUs now.


#3

Their new 900 series cards seem reliable. What was your original GPU?


#4

GTX670 was the first card that started with these issues. RMA ended in a slight upgrade to the GTX770. Long story short, both of these cards had artifact issues at POST.


#5

Second this. I had the MSI 660ti and it ran without a flaw, and I now have the MSI 970; and so far flawless. Love their cooling design too: the layout was what won me over back with the 660.


#6

Speaking of layout, I like the new background.

…sorry about your rig, @f0rkz. =( Super sour.


#7

You mean for this forum? Its actually specifically for the Hardware Enthusiasts category!


#8

I am aware! hashtag situational. And I appreciated the intent! =D


#9

Limping along on my wife’s 550ti. Don’t tell her shhhhh, I didn’t sacrifice her computer in a blaze of desperation last night or anything…


#10

I had an Evga GTX 550 Ti that kinda did the same thing, (Didn’t try to fix with warranty since cost me less then $100.00) I replaced it with the Evga GTX 750 Ti and has been running great for almost a year now. (Extremely used too) I know I opt’ed for the cheaper models but been working great so far… Hope you get your replacement soon…


#11

What’s your new card going to be or have you not decided yet? Maybe you should get a 980 TI like @Super_Cereal.


#12

Probably due to budgeting, another 770GTX from my local friendly @freeb1rd. Being a daddy is hard on a PC gaming life.


#13

New card acquired. I will be back in the saddle!


#14

This.


#15

FIFY

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#16

To contribute, my new radiator was supposed to be in today but UPS delivered it to someone who isn’t me.

On the phone with them trying to get it rectified.


#17

Annnnnnnnd not shit resolved. The driver will contact me tomorrow by 10 am. Maybe.

And they’ll find my package. Maybe.

But here’s a not helpful email ma’am. Fuck you UPS


#18

Fed-Ex did this to me last year. If you recall, it was pre-new year’s overnighted coffeemaker which is very important for new year’s lanstravaganza. The driver just failed open and didn’t do their job. I try to avoid ever allowing anything to go Fed-Ex anymore (sometimes you have no choice in shipping provider, tho).


#19

I had similar issues with an EVGA Gtx660TI. I had it a few weeks, and it totally shit the bed. They made me jump through a few verification hoops that involved testing system with another GPU…Lucky for me I usually have a few extras floating around. Then they did not seem to want to give me an RMA until it was professionally evaluated. I took the card to the local computer shop to be raped for $25 to tell me the obvious fact…It was broke as shit.

It was never overclocked or tinkered with at all, and it simply died within 2 months of ownership.

The RMA only had a (IIRC) 30 day warranty which is totally malarkey. This was the second, and last EVGA card I will ever own (first was 7950 Gx2). The next gpu upgrade for me will involve me crawling back to PNY. I never once had an issue with PNY, and honestly don’t know why I even changed.

I have been custom building since my Geforce2. This was the first time I ever had a card die, and I have a past of being especially hard on cards…even when I over overclocked, I never had an issue like the artifacting and death that the EVGA demonstrated. I refuse to allow it to happen again. Fool me once, shame on you…


#20

Yeah, the 30 day warranty is crap. They should at least insure their products for a year…