I originally bought a gtx 980 which was open box, also doa. Went back to replace it and found the 980 ti was on sale and I only paid 5 bucks more for it (compared to the price for the open box 980!!) While this is a huge deal I became a little nervious about putting this monster into that little case. Fired up no issues. Asrock mobo is great. Came as bios v1.50 which I haven't updated, still trying to find out if there are any issues with the newer bios versions. Now, you may be wondering if putting a 980 ti into that case...back up a sec--first of all, yes, it fits. The side mounting bracket was great for holding the card up. I had to maneuver the card a little to fit it but there were no major problems. It runs about 60 c at idle with no fan so i used afterburner to get it down to about 45-50 c at idle with about 50% fan. It runs a little hot but it eats movies and simpler games without breaking a sweat, and I mean no change in temp or fan speed with custom curve set. I will throw something a little more challenging at it soon. I was gonna start with ac:syndicate at various settings and report. If it runs too hot i may end up throwing this card into another build and putting one of my hd7850s in there and oc the crap out of it instead. I'm not sure i can oc anything with a 980 ti and only 600w psu. Anyway, gpu anxieties aside, the thing is really amazing on a big screen (connected it to a 42in sharp lcd at 1080p). Can't wait to get a 4k screen and try out 3d video at some point, but later.