Few days ago I built a new rig containing i5 4670k, Asus GTX 780 dc2 oc and 8gb ram. When I first booted the system there was a strange noise coming from the graphics card. It sounded like it slightly made contact with its shroud. Afterwards, I reinstalled the card and the sound slowly diminished and gone away now. However, I feel like card is not performing that decently. My system scored 8075 firestrike all components at stock speed. In addition, I get around 60-100 fps in bf4 in maps like Zavod, Flood Zone etc. It sometimes drops to 55+ in Zavod even if it rarely does. Strangely, there might be some image quality poblem as well.After all, I feel like it shouldnt drop below 70-75 or maybe I've become paranoid after that strange noise problem. I expect your comments and experiences with the card. Thanks in advance.
PS: I am on Win 8.1 pro and latest nvidia driver.
I inspected the card surely. Both fans are spinning and I tested at max fan speed there is no problem with it. I did some oc and got the card at 1150/6400 with no voltage increase, put temp target at 79 degrees, ran MSI Kombuster for 15 minutes and it didnt exceed target temp and didnt crash. I didnt see any visible cracks on the shroud and not sure about the rubber on the fans tbh. However I didnt see anything unusual on fans like plastic cover if im not mistaken. The place I bought the pc built it, not myself.
Hmm okay ill sure record it but in any case ill try to refund it soon. I didnt see any visible marks where fans contacted but they might be inside somewhere I cant see. I wanted to benchmark it to see if its a proper product but not sure if the values I mentioned above are acceptable for this card. I did a lot of research but most of them seems to be higher than mine I am really frustrated. If they take it back and refund the money, Ill probably go for a r9 290x pcs+ really. Had a 4850 on my old rig and it was totally adorable for last 5 years.