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I have a lifetime warranty with evga and I heard they repair/replace your card no questions asked. You think if my 260gtx "broke" they would replace it with a newer card, maybe a 460gtx? One of the DVI ports already dont work but I think that is easily repairable.
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A little dishonest don't you think? I am sure people have done it in the past but on this forum prepare your flame suit. If the card isn't working to your liking I would sell it and buy something new instead of break the thing and cry to evga.
    
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no, they would replace it with some refurbished 260gtx. your beter off with your own card.
    
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A little dishonest don't you think? I am sure people have done it in the past but on this forum prepare your flame suit. If the card isn't working to your liking I would sell it and buy something new instead of break the thing and cry to evga.
Well I cant sell my card anywhere, where I live nobody cares about pc parts so craiglist is out.
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post #5 of 75
Nope they wont, and you better hope no EVGA rep see's this and is able to match it to your EVGA account or you can say goodbye to your warranty.
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Cheating a company with such amazing customer service is cool right?
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They didn't have anything but GTX 470s when I RMA'd my old GTX 285, so you might end up with a different series of card.

However, warranties aren't there to abuse. If you want an upgrade, buy a new GPU.
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Contrary to what others may tell you that is actually a smart thing to do and take advantage of. However, I'd hold off until the next gen NVIDIA cards are released so you can pretty much be guaranteed they won't have another more GTX260s to replace your card with as they need to phase out stock and ensure things actually are supported and work. Hence, your chances of getting a modern card increase with time
    
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post #9 of 75
Risky business...

I'd Prefer you didn't do it... but it's your decision
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Your an idiot... people like you are the reason awesome company's die or go crooked (BFG,XFX) they will give you a refurb 260, at best a 450, wish i knew you in person so i could smack you upside the head.
    
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