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There is a open box PowerColor HD 6870 card in newegg right now, which is priced at $189 all said and done. There there is the brand new XFX HD 6870, which is $199 after the $40 mail in rebate. Which do you think is the better deal? PowerColor no rebate hassle, but only 30 day warranty. XFX you wait for 3 months to get your rebate, but get lifetime warranty.
Chances are the PowerColor deal maybe gone by the time this post gets replied, but still would like to know.
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Overall I'd rather pay $50 more (Even if you don't do the rebate) for something that is brand new and has a lifetime warranty. I work in the computer repair field doing warranty work and I see lots of instances where the customer would be saving $500+ dollars had they spent that extra $120 for a 3-6 year warranty. Sometimes its okay to be a penny pincher but if its something you're going to be using frequently its best to assume the worst and go with the one that has a lifetime warranty for those rainy days. Just my two cents!

Either way enjoy your purchase to the fullest!!
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Agree with you on having peace of mind with warranty.
But this is my first build with all used parts ! lol ! The last couple builds I did was all brand new parts and never had to use warranty for anything even once. So, decided to tighten the pocket a bit this time and take my chance. But I am guessing for just $10 difference and the 3 month wait time, I rather just go with the lifetime warranty.
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