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I was already to pull the trigger in getting a HD 7970 at the EGG. Went to Microcenter this weekend and one of the Sales rep indicated that they had (3 ) MSI TFIII "Damaged Box" going for 220.00. Now my mind is thinking crossfire 7950 for 440.00. I was able to inspect the Box and all the cards appeared to be intact without any damage to the card themselves. Also, noticed these 7950 had 7970 boards. All contents was still in the boxes. Microcenter will NOT be providing any warrenties to the 7950 open box. Sales Rep would need to go through MSI if any issues with the cards. WHAT TO DO. Would like any suggestions and advice. PULL the trigger. Hope for the best. HOW is MSI with RMA????? Please reply soon. So I can make my decision.
 
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I was already to pull the trigger in getting a HD 7970 at the EGG. Went to Microcenter this weekend and one of the Sales rep indicated that they had (3 ) MSI TFIII "Damaged Box" going for 220.00. Now my mind is thinking crossfire 7950 for 440.00. I was able to inspect the Box and all the cards appeared to be intact without any damage to the card themselves. Also, noticed these 7950 had 7970 boards. All contents was still in the boxes. Microcenter will NOT be providing any warrenties to the 7950 open box. Sales Rep would need to go through MSI if any issues with the cards. WHAT TO DO. Would like any suggestions and advice. PULL the trigger. Hope for the best. HOW is MSI with RMA????? Please reply soon. So I can make my decision.


Sounds like a good snatch. I know MSI uses serial numbers for warranties so I think you could still RMA through MSI if necessary. Its up to you OP from what you described I would buy at least one 7950.
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