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Hi, I just purchased an EVGA card and I'm wondering how good their Step-Up program is? My understanding is all you have to do is purchase an extended warranty within 30 days which costs very little, then when you want to upgrade you simply pay postage and the price difference between your old and new card. Is this correct? How have your experiences been if you've done it? Thanks biggrin.gif
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I tried to use the step up program for my 680 to a 690 which wasn't allowed (not in the program). Only certain cards are allowed to be used in the step up program, so check if yours is one of them.

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Having just looked at your sig, if that is the card you want to step up, it will be a no frown.gif Sorry to bring bad news.
    
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Step up is designed to encourage people who buy midrange and upper midrange cards to upgrade to the high end cards.
You arent the target audience as you are already more than happy to spend $500+ on a single card.
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I tried to use the step up program for my 680 to a 690 which wasn't allowed (not in the program). Only certain cards are allowed to be used in the step up program, so check if yours is one of them.
Edit:
Having just looked at your sig, if that is the card you want to step up, it will be a no frown.gif Sorry to bring bad news.
So when the 780 comes out I won't be able to upgrade?
EDIT: If I request to start a new Step-Up it takes me to the new card selection page, so maybe I can?
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Not sure on that but if the 780 (lets call it that for arguments sake) gets released in March, you will be out of the 90 day period. They were doing a 180 day step up program but not sure if that is still running.
    
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Not sure on that but if the 780 (lets call it that for arguments sake) gets released in March, you will be out of the 90 day period. They were doing a 180 day step up program but not sure if that is still running.
I'm on the 180 day one and I have 168 days left biggrin.gif
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I'm on the 180 day one and I have 168 days left biggrin.gif

Ahhh then in that case, Hopefully they release the 780 in this period and you will get a nice cheap upgrade smile.gif
    
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I stepped up from a GTX 280 to a GTX 295. They gave me an overclocked version of the GTX 295, which was a nice bonus. Really was a simple process. The only drawback is if you do it right when the card you want is released. It might take longer to process and receive, because of high demand.
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I stepped up from a GTX 280 to a GTX 295. They gave me an overclocked version of the GTX 295, which was a nice bonus. Really was a simple process. The only drawback is if you do it right when the card you want is released. It might take longer to process and receive, because of high demand.
I don't really mind how long it takes, if I can upgrade to a GTX 780 for less than £100 then it's worth waiting wink.gif
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