So the suplier of tje asus card replied to my mail and said the card is deffinetly reference. Ive emailed frozencpu about the block twice and still had no reply, which is not like them. Im of the opinion the block is most likely bad. A hige inconvinence, since my last lot of spare spending money for a while went on it (holiday in a week).
Ive just put tje loop together without the gpu for now, and will try getting another brand whem i have more free cash. Hugely annoying, but ill probably avoid both frozencpu and ek from now on.