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post #11 of 21
It seems that XFX are having some problems with their implimentation of 7900 at the moment so I would personally research these cards prior to purchasing.

I have used BFG and MSI in the past and have had no problems with their implimentations. We have a BFG 7900GTX OC with no issues.

Research this forum for this card first.

http://www.xfxforce.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=28

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post #12 of 21
I would go with eVGA, they've got OCing-proof warranty (even if you use an aftermarket cooler), the step-up program, and they're just awesome to deal with. I got shipped a DOA eVGA 6600GT from NewEgg, and RMAd it through eVGA, they were friendly and helpful and fast.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Remonster
eVGA has by far the best warranties, 90day step-up which means that within 90 days of purchase you can step-up to the latest and greatest and you only pay the difference (if you pay $539 for your 7900GTX today and in 2 months decide to get a G80 which is say...$550 then you only pay $11+tax) plus they have a double lifetime warranty which means however long you own the card you are covered AND when you sell it to someone else, they get a lifetime warranty too! Plus eVGA covers you if you overclock or even if you try to flash the BIOS and it fails.
What kind of shipping did they charge you?
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post #14 of 21
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I would go with eVGA, they've got OCing-proof warranty (even if you use an aftermarket cooler), the step-up program, and they're just awesome to deal with. I got shipped a DOA eVGA 6600GT from NewEgg, and RMAd it through eVGA, they were friendly and helpful and fast.
I agree that this is a very good warranty and stepup. Why shipping costs would matter with a stepup is beyond me. If I was offered a step up of my 7800GTX's to 7900GTX's for shipping I would not think of the Shipping Costs but hey, that might just be me.
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post #15 of 21
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Thanks for all the suggestions. It may have been ideal to go with the eVGA card, but in the end I went for the PNY card. I did that because it was 50 bucks cheaper and also because it was more or less the only card I could find that any of the online vendors had in stock right now. I even had to do 2 separate orders because they would only let you have a maximum of 1 per order (tigerdirect, boo).

I guess I'll just cross my fingers and hope I don't mess it up! I guess that's the price of being "cheap".
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post #16 of 21
My 7900GTX is arrivinfg tomorrow!

I didnt choose a specific brand, the company is just sending me the best they have in stock. I mailed then and they said they have MSI, so that'll be wat im getting. I was a bit slow tho, they said they sold out of BFGS =(

(not bothered about the OC, but they just look way cooler and have loks of handy doodads included)
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I'm pretty happy with my Asus. It came with a nice software bundle. It only has a 3 year Asus warranty but I very much doubt I'll have the card for 3 years. The longest I've owned a video card in the last 5 years is about 8 months. Also in a round up of 7900GTX's at hothardware, the Asus overclocked the best so it was, I feel a good choice. The fact that I have an Asus motherboard carried some weight as well as they test their own cards on their own boards extensively.
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post #18 of 21
i got mine with no choice --> evga

becoz i got it from my step up
step up is great but you need to act fast. since the line up is longgggggg
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post #19 of 21
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I agree that this is a very good warranty and stepup. Why shipping costs would matter with a stepup is beyond me. If I was offered a step up of my 7800GTX's to 7900GTX's for shipping I would not think of the Shipping Costs but hey, that might just be me.
We had a very in depth discussion about the EVGA step up program last Christmas and came to the conclusion that it was cheaper to sell the old card on Ebay and buy a new one, but that was regarding 6800 to 7800. If the shipping charges are exaggerated, the usually higher priced EVGA card combined with the double shipping charges could negate any benefit. That's the reason for asking what was charged. Do a search and you can read the discussion if you're interested. The EVGA program looks like it would benefit this time around though because of the lower cost of the new series compared to the old.
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post #20 of 21
Just a suggestion I would put the money towards a CPU and Mobo first. Your current wont do that card justice.
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