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EVGA is a great company! you just got a bad card.
i RMA'd my good XFX 4890 and they sent me a BAD BATCH 4890 that artifacted at stock, so i had RMA that back again.
its frustrating but its worth it! they may give you a nicer card!
XFX is sending me a 5830 after i cussed them out
    
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post #32 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop View Post
youtube is full of idiots.
This^
You can't go wrong with Asus OR EVGA. They are both great brands with great RMA.
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post #33 of 67
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
asus has a 3 year warranty EVGA has lifetime do the math
NO so true.
http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/


Warranty Length

An EVGA product contains a suffix used to identify the warranty. As an example: 130-SB-E675-KR shows -KR for the suffix. This example can be used for all EVGA part numbers when referencing the suffix.
  • All -KR products purchased ON or AFTER January 1st, 2011 include a 3 year limited warranty from the date of purchase. Registration is recommended. Optional Extended Warranty and Step-Upâ„¢ eligibility are offered for purchase upon product registration of a -KR part number within 30 days of the purchase date.
  • Products purchased ON or AFTER November 1, 2006 MUST be registered within 30 days of the ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE to receive EVGA's Free Extended Warranty. All products not registered within 30 days will ONLY receive a 1 year limited warranty. Refer to the following suffix guide to identify the length of your warranty:
    • Limited Lifetime: -A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX
    • Limited 5 Year: -GR
    • Limited 3 Year: -K1, -KR (Before 1/1/11)
    • Limited 2 Year: -LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -T2, -TR, -TX
    • Limited 1 Year: -B1, -BR, -BX, -DR
    
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post #34 of 67
rofl oh yeah asus is so much better...

So if I created a youtube rant about my laptop when I had it and the 5 times I sent it back to asus for repair and the 2 times it came back DOA then I would have creditability?
post #35 of 67
EVGA's support dept is good (the poeple), the quality of replacement parts is questionable at best.

i just got my 4th GTX280 from them today, this one actually boots up and performs how it should so thats an improvement (last 2 didnt even boot windows). But this card overheats like a no other. my original 280 loaded in BC2 at 61c this ones gets well over 100 after only 15minutes of play! and my fan speed is fixed at 100%
Edited by [FDG]Explosion - 2/3/11 at 1:40pm
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post #36 of 67
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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
ASUS warranty is easy if you sell it off too. They track w/ serial number, and thus you wouldnt have to help out a future owner unlike if you had an EVGA card, where you would have to RMA for them or something. Who keeps a high-end card for more than a year or 2 anyway? :|
He's right, ASUS is great with their warranty service, no receipt required. Really good if you like to re-sell your stuff and upgrade all the time.
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post #37 of 67
Love both brands. I go with EVGA with GPU's just in case if I were to RMA. They're like 20min away so I get stuff back in 3 days.

I personally had good experience with them, so I can't say anything bad. Heck, they even replaced my 480 for which I accidently scraped a small cut into the PCB when I used a dremel. Card worked fine still, but it had issues with the freezing at startup. They sent a brand new card without even having to pay for it.

As for Asus,never had any issues with their mobos, but they are of great durability because it took some nasty things I did to it and worked perfectly.
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Not all of the EVGA cards come with a lifetime warranty. The cards with the lifetime warranty usually cost more.

The cards with the RX suffix are recertified and have a 90 day limited warranty.
The cards with the TR suffix have a 2 year limited warranty.
The cards with the KR suffix have a 3 year limited warranty.
The cards with the AR suffix have a lifetime limited warranty.
Edited by coelacanth - 2/3/11 at 7:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
asus has a 3 year warranty EVGA has lifetime do the math
But if you plan on replacing your graphics card within 3 years that doesn't matter...
    
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