^^^Off topic but to answer the EVGA question.^^^
Source - EVGA Warranty Page
All -KR products purchased ON or AFTER January 1st, 2011 include a 3 year limited warranty from the date of purchase. Registration is recommended. Optional Extended Warranty and Step-Up™ eligibility are offered for purchase upon product registration of a -KR part number within 30 days of the purchase date.
This includes the following suffixes: -K1, -K2, -KB, -KR
Products purchased ON or AFTER November 1, 2006 MUST be registered within 30 days of the ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE to receive EVGA's Free Extended Warranty. All products not registered within 30 days will ONLY receive a 1 year limited warranty. Refer to the following suffix guide to identify the length of your warranty:
Limited Lifetime: -A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX
Limited 5 Year: -GR
Limited 3 Year: -K1, -K2, -KB, -KR (Before 1/1/11)
Limited 2 Year: -LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -T2, -TR, -TX
Limited 1 Year: -B1, -BR, -BX, -DR
Limited 90 Day: -RX (Recertified parts)
The step up program works if you didn't purchase one of the Limited Lifetime GPU's ending with proper suffix.
5 Year Extended Warranty
The optional 5 year extended warranty gives EVGA's acclaimed warranty service an additional 2 years to the registered product. The following prices are based on the MSRP of your product:
MSRP Extended Warranty Cost
Under $200 $10
Under $300 $15
Under $400 $20
Under $500 $25
$500 and over $30
10 Year Extended Warranty
The optional 10 year extended warranty gives EVGA's acclaimed warranty service an additional 7 years to the registered product. The following prices are based on the MSRP of your product:
MSRP Extended Warranty Cost
Under $200 $20
Under $300 $30
Under $400 $40
Under $500 $50
$500 and over $60
Source - EVGA Step - Up Program
How does the EVGA Step-Up process work?
There are several steps to the Step-Up program. Because we require that you send your original product to EVGA first, we have instituted a process that makes sure you have the least amount of downtime possible. Once you have gotten through the queue, approval and payment phases, you can send your product in to EVGA and once we receive it we will turn it around as quickly as possible. Shipping both directions will be your responsibility.
Stepping through the Step-Up
Register your valid product within 30 days from your original purchase
If your product has a 3 year warranty purchased on or after 1/1/11 you must also purchase an extended warranty
Upload a copy of your invoice
Request to start your Step-Up within 90 days of your original purchase from your product detail page
Navigate to My Products under Member Home
Click on View Details of the product
If your product qualifies, you will see the option to start your Step-Up
Wait in queue until approval - this step can last from a few days to many weeks depending on demand
EVGA will review your request and you will be approved if you have met the terms and conditions
You will have 7 days to pay for the difference between the two products, plus return shipping and applicable taxes, after you have been approved
You will be instructed to send your product in and you will have 14 business days to do so after your payment is verified
When EVGA receives your product, we will return your new in box upgrade
EVGA will automatically register your product so you will receive the full warranty on your Step-Up (as of 1/1/11)
You will receive your product shipped via the shipping option you chose and paid for - game on!
You will receive detailed emails at every step to instruct what must be done to continue. All Step-Up requests must go through this exact process, you may not purchase the new product and send your original product back for a refund afterward.