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My HIS 7970 died. I want to send it in for warranty, but my receipt is on my comp which can't be accessed, meaning it may be older than the 2 yr warranty period. I'm currently looking for replacements.

So assuming my only prompt option is bought new and retail, should I be looking at another 7970/280x for potential crossfire with a warranty 7970? Or should I look elsewhere?

I'm currently thinking nvidia 750 ti, 770, and 290(x), if warranty doesn't pan out.

The other issue is I won't be using the PC after a VC is replaced in a few months, for upwards of 8 months. But I still need a replacement now asap.

So what do you think guys, appreciate the help and input.

I really hate Android auto correct.
post #2 of 16
Have you contacted HIS anyways? Depending on who you talk to you may get lucky and they will replace your card.

Anyways I am kinda confused on the cards you are looking at, considering all of them are aimed at different performance levels.
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post #3 of 16
Ebay...

7950 for $110
7970 for $150

Lots of options


Why only retail If you're not gonna use the rig longer than 8 months or so anyways?
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by aDyerSituation View Post

Have you contacted HIS anyways? Depending on who you talk to you may get lucky and they will replace your card.

Anyways I am kinda confused on the cards you are looking at, considering all of them are aimed at different performance levels.
but the same price range?
performance wise I would say a 290 then CF for the next time...
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by southernyankey1970 View Post

Ebay...

7950 for $110
7970 for $150

Lots of options


Why only retail If you're not gonna use the rig longer than 8 months or so anyways?

Its a time issue. I'm not looking for long downtime of buying 2nd hand if it takes too long.

just found out warranty expired a month and a half ago (08/31).
post #6 of 16
Buy a card off OCN marketplace. I'm sure you can get a better deal there then you can on eBay. Find a card you want and shoot them an offer, none of those prices are final and generally you can expect stuff you buy on OCN to have been well taken care of(at least in my experience).
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post #7 of 16
What are you wanting to use the PC for in the short term? Gaming?
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post #8 of 16
You may be able to get the receipt from an online retailers site. I know Newegg.com purchase history goes back a few years. Jeez, I bought a BFG 8800 GT in 2008 for $214.11!

I also recommend buying from the OCN marketplace. Parts must be properly dated and pictured so items are accurate.

You sound like you know what you're looking for so I'll keep my Nvidia opinions to myself.
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post #9 of 16
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Please don't, my warranty expired, so i might go nvidia.
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Please don't, my warranty expired, so i might go nvidia.
whats teh cpu psu and resolution?
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