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I'm building my own PC for the first time, and I'm trying to decide on what graphics card to buy from Newegg.

I was looking at the EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card, but I noticed that the replacement warranty is only good for 30 days.

I've bought an ATI Sapphire x1650 Pro from Newegg before, and it died. Luckily, I was able to get it replaced because it had a 1 year replacement warranty.

Why do EVGA cards only have 30 day replacement warranties? Are they reliable, or should I buy a different brand 8800GT?
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post #2 of 24
Evga has a lifetime warrenty if you resister it on their website, and yes they are a very good company
    
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post #3 of 24
The warranty is lifetime if you register your card
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post #4 of 24
Nope, EVGA's have a lifetime warranty, but through the manufacturer, not Newegg. They are known as one of the best brands for Nvidia cards.
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EVGA is one of the best regarded partners on this forum.
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post #6 of 24
EVGA/BFG/XFX. Top notch NVidia companies with great support and lifetime warranties.
post #7 of 24
yeah id say EVGA and XFX are the most respectable nvidia gfx card makers on the market.
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post #8 of 24
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Wow, well, that makes it easy. No more worries about failing cards. Thanks everyone
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post #9 of 24
I will only buy EVGA graphics cards. I had an 8800 GTS (640) and I now have 2 8800GT's along with an EVGA 680i motherboard. Top notch products with top notch warranty. Can't go wrong
Edited by SugarySnack - 7/4/08 at 5:18pm
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I agree with SugarySnack, I will ONLY AND ONLY!! Buy EVGA cards, thanks to there nice customer support, the Step Up Program is just the biggest +++++ of the company. There also the most respectable company, and their cards look good too lol

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