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I'm planning on buying a 560 when they come out which isn't for another 2+ weeks. I thought about buying an EVGA 460 1GB for now and stepping up after EVGA releases their 560's, hopefully non-reference. (I'm assuming it won't take them 3 months, right? lol)

I have never used the program or even bought Nvidia cards before so I need some info on this. lol

Does it matter which version of the 460 I buy? Can I upgrade anything I want to the 560?

If I step up to the 560, can I use the program again if something else comes out in the next 3 months to step up from the 560 to whatever else?

The basis of the program is I just pay the monetary difference between the two cards, right? But what if I buy from the 460 from NewEgg and then Step-Up to the 560? Do I just pay the difference in NewEgg Prices or the difference in EVGA's MSRP?

When it says 90 days, does that mean I just need to submit a request to step-up within 3 months of purchase or that they have to receive my card and payment for the new card within 90 days?

I think that covers everything. I'll post more questions if I think of any. hehe Thanks!
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This FAQ should answer all your questions.

http://www.evga.com/stepup/default.asp?switch=3
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It did, Thank You.

It is, however, unfortunate that you can only use the program once.
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Hmm, wasn't aware of EVGA's Step-Up program until now. A few questions, not covered in the FAQ:
  • What if I have 2x GTX 460 (SLI), will I be able to avail of the Step-Up program for both cards?
  • Since EVGA doesn't cross ship, is it possible to send one card first and then send the other for Step-Up once I've received the first replacement card?
  • How is tax computed? Before or after substracting the price for the current card?

Right now, I'm itching to pull the trigger on a new Sandy Bridge build. I was going to delay my purchase until the GTX 560 was released but if I could get the GTX 460 now and be able to upgrade easily to the GTX 560, that would be great. Still in two minds whether I should go with GTX 460 SE or GTX 460. I already have a GTX 460 in another build and I kinda want to benchmark the GTX 460 SE in PCSX2 (PS2 emulator) to see how much lower the performance is compared to a regular GTX 460 1GB.
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Does it matter which version of the 460 I buy? Can I upgrade anything I want to the 560?

If I step up to the 560, can I use the program again if something else comes out in the next 3 months to step up from the 560 to whatever else?

The basis of the program is I just pay the monetary difference between the two cards, right? But what if I buy from the 460 from NewEgg and then Step-Up to the 560? Do I just pay the difference in NewEgg Prices or the difference in EVGA's MSRP?

When it says 90 days, does that mean I just need to submit a request to step-up within 3 months of purchase or that they have to receive my card and payment for the new card within 90 days?

I think that covers everything. I'll post more questions if I think of any. hehe Thanks!
Doesn't matter which 460 you buy, but you can only step up to the regular 560. So no stepping up to the SC or FTW editions.

You upload an invoice to the EVGA site after registering your card and you pay the difference from what the NewEgg invoice says and what the step up card costs on the EVGA site.

For the 90 day policy you need to submit a step up on their site within 90 days. So long as you submit it on the 89th or 90th day you should be fine, but it's best to do it on the 89th day just in case.
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