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Hey, planning on buying a new GFX card around late octobor, I saw EVGA has a 90 day step up program, and I figured the GTX 600 series will be out by late Jan, so I'm wondering if I'd be able to step up to it once their out?

Also, does any AMD card distributors offer something similar? cause I heard the next series is coming this year.
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AMD doesn't offer this iirc, I'm pretty sure it's just EVGA.

It's a good program assuming you get the timing with releases right [meaning nVidia doesn't delay or whatever]... or if you just buy a card then get a nice paycheck and want to upgrade with ease.

I'm not sure about release dates.. but if you're right I'd go for it. EVGA makes everything a bit too easy and painless
    
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I've heard some good things about EVGAs step up program. I mean it's not really saving you any money and it must be some sort of a hassle to get everything mailed and such. EVGA is a good standing company though so it can't be to bad of a process. However if you bought in October and then the 600 series isn't released in January you might be kind of screwed... Release dates are often pushed back.
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If you're eligible for the 90 day step up then feel free to do so (just have to make sure you registered your product in time). It usually covers the time consumption with trying to sell off old hardware to get new hardware. The only problem some may face is if the product you are looking to step up to may seem to cost a lot more...basically feeling you could have saved money in selling the old hardware off and buying the new hardware at its base cost as opposed to paying the difference when stepping up.
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Here's some cons for ya:

1) You usually pay more for EVGA products to begin with
2) You pay to ship your product to them
3) Not all products are on the Step Up list
4) The waiting list can be long
5) The Step Up price you're charged is based upon full retail pricing
6) EVGA warranty isn't great for enthusiasts since it dies with the first owner

My suggestion is just buy the best deal you can find when you're ready and try to grab one with a serial based warranty if the prices are close.
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