I realize that. I've been lurking on the EVGA forum and reading all about it since I was shopping around. I personally like EVGA's cards myself. My only concern is if you happen to get one shipped to you that was built before
that date, it's going to cause you a big headache. Between the necessary graphics BIOS updates and thermal pad replacements, it would quickly become a hair puller to upgrade the card. If a buyer could be sure
of the build date before they placed their money down, then OK. Some vendors may
still have some old stock or returns that weren't pulled out of the system by now, unless EVGA pulled all of them. You'd for sure have an issue if you got one of the bad ones. At least EVGA has a very good warranty and return policy, I'll hand that to them.
My only other reason for not buying either an ACX fan card or even EVGA's hybrid card (which looks like a really nice solution for a super quiet card IMO) has to do with my current micro ATX case. I have very limited space inside the thing and having a card that vents most of it's heat inside the case would've been an issue. I've already modified things with extra fans in order to get a positive pressure inside the case for the best cooling and so far, everything is happy. The hybrid card had a different issue for me. It wouldn't fit at all
because my PS is in the top of the case (stupid place for it, but what can I do) and there is a large power connector coming out of the motherboard that would have interfered with the radiator's fan. I almost got a hybrid, but after doing some measuring, no such luck.
By the way, continuing woody's topic, I've read on the Steam forums that the Foundation pack has greatly improved the game play. I'll wait and see as they further patch the game before plunking my money down. One game I do recommend is ABZU. That has got to be the most visually stunning game I've seen and played in years. Once I got going on it, I forgot all about the time for hours. Too bad it's so short, about 2 hours or so.