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Hi,

I'm about to get back 2x EVGA GTX780ti reference cards via EVGA step up process, what do you reckon they're worth.

I've never been through the step up process before so not sure if they'll be brand new cards or refurbs, I'm guessing if they're refurbs it won't be worth it and even if they're new they will take a slight hit as they won't be eligible for step up. At least EVGA warranty is transferable though so that's a plus!

I'm toying with watercooling my cards and most accounts suggest going for classifieds for that purpose as they have unlocked vcore, 14-phase power etc so wondering how much it would cost to upgrade to them.

Prices relative to UK market would be grand if possible as looking up new prices, a UK 780ti is £554 ($923) vs a US 780ti = £420 ($700)... maybe I should be buying my cards from the US!

Thanks,

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post #2 of 11
I believe they are supposed to be brand new, in the box GPUs. I hope so.. I am doing step-ups also... to the 780Ti. Started like #400 in queue.. now at #35. So in the next week or two, they will hopefully ship.

As to what they are worth? Whatever new 780Ti's are going for.. until you open the box, then they are used / open box.. and they take a price hit.

Watercooling is the main reason I am trading in my 780's... they were ACX's.... not a reference board, so couldn't get full blocks for them.
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post #3 of 11
If they are new cards maybe £450 max each, if they are refurbed I wouldnt pay over £350 for them personally.
post #4 of 11
I can confirm they are brand new, sealed in the box as if you had just bought them from them.
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

I believe they are supposed to be brand new, in the box GPUs. I hope so.. I am doing step-ups also... to the 780Ti. Started like #400 in queue.. now at #35. So in the next week or two, they will hopefully ship.

As to what they are worth? Whatever new 780Ti's are going for.. until you open the box, then they are used / open box.. and they take a price hit.

Watercooling is the main reason I am trading in my 780's... they were ACX's.... not a reference board, so couldn't get full blocks for them.

haha nice, you're about 50 places behind me, pretty much the same cards too (I had ACX SCs)... think I started at about #350ish.

I'm pretty sure the ACX's use reference boards by the way but yeah go for the upgrade!

hmm, £450... not really worth it I guess then as it's be £300 to upgrade them both.

Good news on the new cards though...
 
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haha nice, you're about 50 places behind me, pretty much the same cards too (I had ACX SCs)... think I started at about #350ish.

I'm pretty sure the ACX's use reference boards by the way but yeah go for the upgrade!

I just checked my email.. and have two emails from EVGA... I am #0 in the queue... what timing! lol!
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nice, lucky you!

I'm away to France for a week on the 15th so spoke to EVGA and they reckon they will be able to get them back to me in time... shipping mine off tomorrow
 
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Originally Posted by pharcycle View Post

nice, lucky you!

I'm away to France for a week on the 15th so spoke to EVGA and they reckon they will be able to get them back to me in time... shipping mine off tomorrow

Nice! Enjoy the trip... always wanted to visit there, myself.
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any other suggestions?

I think £450 is a little on the low side if they are brand new in box as others say but maybe you're right. I was hoping for about £500 each.

does anyone know what EVGAs policy is on selling step-up cards, what happens to warranty etc? All I've been able to find out is that you can't step up that card again.
thanks
 
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any other suggestions?

I think £450 is a little on the low side if they are brand new in box as others say but maybe you're right. I was hoping for about £500 each.

does anyone know what EVGAs policy is on selling step-up cards, what happens to warranty etc? All I've been able to find out is that you can't step up that card again.
thanks

When I asked EVGA they told me they treat any card aquired via the step up exactly as if you had just bought it from them at regular, new retail price. They specifically mentioned it gets a brand new warranty. The *only* difference from their point of view is that it can't be stepped up again.
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