|Caldezar ||August 9, 2012 07:03 PM |
EVGA 670 FTW Came with a magnet stuck to it??
So I upgraded my video card to an EVGA 670 FTW Ed. that I purchased through work. The card was brand new and still sealed in shrink wrap from NCIX. I opened it up, pulled all the shrink wrap off, and installed it. As I was going to screw the thumb screws in place, I noticed that there was something stuck to the back of the i/o plate. After further inspection, I found what appears to be a small broken off chunk of a strong (earth?) magnet! (Possibly from a HDD from the looks?) I managed to pull it out, and subsequently dropped it... right on to my SSD!
I was shocked to say the least. I have no idea how this ended up on the card, and I'm not even sure what to do about it. So far the card seems to perform alright, and no failures on the SSD yet. But I must say I'm extremely disappointed in EVGA. Not sure how this made it through packaging, but I'll be writing an angry email. Just hope it's brief stint falling on to my SSD didn't cause any damage. http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4897/phototig.jpg