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The prices on evga.com are too great to pass up, only thing they're bstock(90 day warranty) Would you trust that? GPUs usually last a long time unless you do something stupid to it like a rediculous OCP disabled overclock right?
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I actually just purchased a gtx 460 1024mb fpb model yesterday and I got a UPS shipping number today. I got it for $110, I'll post here when it comes in the mail and see how it works with my rig.
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Considering that the products are actually at the evga "factory" I can only assume that they have been thoroughly inspect, repaired(if needed) and then tested to ensure operational status.
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My opinion? I question why only a 90 day warranty from the manufacturer of the product. Just doesn't sit right with me.
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My opinion? I question why only a 90 day warranty from the manufacturer of the product. Just doesn't sit right with me.
Kinda where I sit. Also, I have had several GPUs fail on me after various lengths of time. Personally, I prefer to pay a little more for the piece of mind I get knowing if my GPU takes a dive, it will be replaced even after 90 days (which is not long imo). I know plenty of other people that disagree and love buying openbox and B stock products to save a little cash. I guess it depends on how much you value that extra reassurance, and how much you trust that the item is going to last
    
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post #6 of 26
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I see, that's true....the prices are just so attractive though... a gtx 580 for $369, gtx 570 hd for $250..but peace of mind is also good..
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I've gotten stuff off EVGA B-stock with no problems. That's just me though, not enough to statistically verify anything.
post #8 of 26
My friend bought a GTX 580. Came in pristine condition, couldn't be happier for him, except if it was mine... I'm buying a GTX 470 from it as soon as I get back from vacation.
post #9 of 26
I would, I take care of all my hardware so there would be no change of habit on my part, meaning, I wouldn't need to take better care of it than my other hardware.
post #10 of 26
I've been having the same questions OP. Someone in another B-stock thread mentioned that you might be able to buy a warranty from EVGA but they never followed up with a reply. Does anyone know if it's possible to buy one for a B-stock card?

If they won't allow you to buy one, I'm with some other posters here. Why only a 90 day warranty?
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