Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:30 PM
Well I'll have some new joy to add to this one soon enough, but so far so good.
My 290X has a fan that for a month now has been going bad. It's to the point that the rattle from within the case is unbearable at the best of times now so I started the RMA process. It's a Powercolor PCS+ and I WAS just going to buy some fans and fix it myself though getting the right size pwm fans and dealing with cabling..well long story short the only "easy" way that doesn't require modding is either new cooler or a $160 set of original fans (WTF?!?!?).
So yesterday I finally registered and submitted my RMA request. They sent an email that it would take 1-2 days for a response and I got the RMA and shipping info earlier today. It might be a day or two before I get it shipped out, but once they get it and something happens I'll update.
My only real concern is reading some of the Powercolor RMA horror stories. I found one guy who sent in a 290, had them send a DOA one, admit it was DOA when they got it back, send him another defective card, then FINALLY send him a card that actually worked all while telling him too bad on all his extra shipping costs. With that said there were some good stories out there too so maybe I'll get lucky this time unlike freaking Corsair. Oh and in case anyone is wondering I'm riding this one out with the awesome 4930K/750 Ti combo. AA I will miss you
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