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So, does anyone know why EVGA decided to screw it's customers and offer a 3 year warranty instead of lifetime on the 680?
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So, does anyone know why EVGA decided to screw it's customers and offer a 3 year warranty instead of lifetime on the 680?

They've retooled their warranty. http://www.evga.com/articles/00671/

It's also transferable now, which is a plus. I rarely keep graphics cards longer than a year, so I like it tongue.gif
    
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They've retooled their warranty. http://www.evga.com/articles/00671/
It's also transferable now, which is a plus. I rarely keep graphics cards longer than a year, so I like it tongue.gif

I saw the warranty thing. But the fact that it's not lifetime anymore doesn't help the cards resale value.

Something about a company that was once KNOWN for it's lifetime warranty changing to a 3 year warranty plan just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Guess I'm different.
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I saw the warranty thing. But the fact that it's not lifetime anymore doesn't help the cards resale value.
Something about a company that was once KNOWN for it's lifetime warranty changing to a 3 year warranty plan just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Guess I'm different.

I guess to each the new warranty will vary whether it's better if not.

Being serial based and transferrable retains value in resale over not being transferrable. The person buying it used gets a warranty as opposed to being stuck if they can't reach the original owner to set up a RMA for them. I'd rather sell it and not be bothered again or if I bought it know I'm not dependent on finding the seller I bought it from and hope they will go through the trouble.

I guess To each person it may vary. The main consensus had been perceived as a plus and attracting old customers back and new ones that didn't like the old warranty.
     
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Returned my 7970 and could get cash back, decided to pick up a monitor while I am at it! biggrin.gif
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Would this be a worthy upgrade for me? I have 2x5870's, from what I have seen its on par/better than my 2 cards when there is 100% scaling my with cards (when does that happen?)

It would free up some room and leave the door open for some future upgrades (new motherboard/Ivy for PCI-E support) and another card down the road.

Plus its less heat/power than my 2 cards.

I'm thinking about putting my first 5870 in my 2nd pc and my second card up for sale.

I almost jumped on the 7970 bandwagon but it didn't really impress me all that much.
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Returned my 7970 and could get cash back, decided to pick up a monitor while I am at it! biggrin.gif

Jealous!!! I'm not going to receive my 2x gtx 680 evga cards until monday I think, from newegg tongue.gif,. Grats!!
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Would this be a worth upgrade for me? I have 2x5870's, from what I have seen its on par/better than my 2 cards when there is 100% scaling my with cards (when does that happen?)
It would free up some room and leave the door open for some future upgrades (new motherboard/Ivy for PCI-E support) and another card down the road.
Plus its less heat/power than my 2 cards.
I'm thinking about putting my first 5870 in my 2nd pc and my second card up for sale.

I would say so
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Ordered. Just awaiting confirmation and delivery. Went the Gigabyte. biggrin.gif
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