I've been the proud owner of a reassuringly expensive Palit GameRock GTX 1080 since the beginning of September. Fabulous performance - very fast and silent - just like the slightly higher end Premium one reviewed on TPU. Today however, at about 12pm, it gloriously gave up the ghost, died, went kaput, kicked the bucket! Before this, everything was fine, then I try to play a YouTube video which triggers a blank picture and the fans spin up to maximum (really noisy!) and stay there. Interestingly, my main monitor, connected via DisplayPort, loses the video signal and shuts down while the secondary monitor on the DVI port fires up and shows some weirdly squished picture: a thick white horizontal bar going all the way across the screen with some coloured dots and random patterns around it. Amazingly, Windows hadn't crashed since the numlock key still responded. I was therefore able to shut down the PC properly with a momentary press of the power switch. This avoids hurting Windows with a hard reset or power outage. Before this seminal moment in the life of my fabulous new high performance graphics card, there were very intermittent symptoms for a few weeks that all was not quite right with it. It did the blanking thing before, but a reset always restored normal service (sometimes two resets required, bless, as the BIOS screen didn't appear - a hardware issue for sure). Then, we had blue screens, especially when playing videos or starting a game. All of this very intermittently. Oh, by the way, this card lights up in different colours to let you know the status of the card, red, blue and green - green being all ok and idling on the desktop. You will all be greatly comforted to know that the light stayed green throughout all these glitches, even the hard fail. Kwality. And the biggest joke of all this is that I never even overclocked it. No, not even once and there's plenty of ventilation too. It was Mr Easy Life in my PC, but it failed anyway. So now I've got one of my trusty MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming cards back in while I RMA this piece of shit with www.scan.co.uk. The've got a reputation for good customer service and I've had good service from them before, so I don't expect any RMA headaches (hopefully). Thankfully, this is the first RMA I've had to do for any reason in years and will hopefully be the last for a long time, too. Stay tuned for the next episode in this continuing saga... UPDATE 11 APRIL 2017 It's all done and dusted. You can read all about it throughout the thread, or for the tl;dr version go here.