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I'm about to pull the trigger on a GTX570. I don't know what brand.

EVGA just lost their lifetime warranty, which really sucks.

ZOTAC has only 2 years.

Galaxy has only 2 years.

MSI has 2/3 years.

PNY has lifetime though. How is their RMA service?

edit: I bought a 6950 2gb and flashed it.
Edited by justarealguy - 3/3/11 at 8:18pm
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I say get the MSI Twin as the PNY is using the reference design and cooler. You will be more happy with your purchase. Besides you will be changing your card in at most 18 months probably so 36 months of warranty should be more than enough even when selling.
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Btw where did you hear EVGA discontinued lifetime warranty?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

It still says limited lifetime warranty?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
I'm about to pull the trigger on a GTX570. I don't know what brand.

EVGA just lost their lifetime warranty, which really sucks.

ZOTAC has only 2 years.

Galaxy has only 2 years.

MSI has 2/3 years.

PNY has lifetime though. How is their RMA service?
From EVGA website:

Quote:
Product Warranty
This product comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty with registration within 30 days of purchase.
You're getting confused from when EVGA reorganized their warranty system. All their high-end products still carry the lifetime warranty.
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Btw where did you hear EVGA discontinued lifetime warranty?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

It still says limited lifetime warranty?
They announced it a couple weeks ago now there warranty is 5 years. My vote goes towards EVGA, the step-up program is great, the customer service is great and honestly who on OCN keeps a video card for 5 years(in a main rig)? Not many people do so i dont think that EVGA's non lifetime warranty should steer you away from there products.
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They announced it a couple weeks ago now there warranty is 5 years. My vote goes towards EVGA, the step-up program is great, the customer service is great and honestly who on OCN keeps a video card for 5 years(in a main rig)? Not many people do so i dont think that EVGA's non lifetime warranty should steer you away from there products.
Nope that's only for the new introduced parts with KR in their part number.

http://www.evga.com/articles/00607/

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Lifetime:
The EVGA limited lifetime warranty is only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX.

1+2:
EVGA 1 + 2 limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-K1, -KR.

1+1:
EVGA 1 + 1 limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -TR, -TX.
http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/
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post #7 of 40
^ Got me by seconds! Well done

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Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
They announced it a couple weeks ago now there warranty is 5 years. My vote goes towards EVGA, the step-up program is great, the customer service is great and honestly who on OCN keeps a video card for 5 years(in a main rig)? Not many people do so i dont think that EVGA's non lifetime warranty should steer you away from there products.
I do believe that only applies to KR cards that they now sell.

Here is what EVGAJacob mentioned @ EVGA:

We are not eliminating the Lifetime or 10 year warranty's, here is the full details on the new -KR product we announced:
http://www.evga.com/articles/00607/
 
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post #8 of 40
i vote on the non reference MSI, twinfrozr coolers are fantastic from what i've read , quiet and also cooler by a substantial margin

also you can try the ASUS one

or this one as well
http://www.gainward.com/main/edm/GTX...0_Phantom.html


if you had to go reference , evga will do since it's popular(lifetime warranty or not)

if you really care about warranty , i suggest someone can clarify the warranty stuff for you so you can either decide upon PNY or EVGA(if it has lifetime)

i'd go non reference design any day over vanilla EVGA
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hmm no asus? My vote would be

ASUS, EVGA, MSI, PNY

i've RMA'd with ASUS and EVGA and as usual they have one of the best customer service

MSI is okay and pretty painless IIRC.

I've never RMA'd graphics card with PNY but if its anything like their RAM they're okay as well.
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The cheapest. If you are one to upgrade every year so.

If you upgrade very slowly, then the cheapest with a lifetime warranty.

Don't be fooled by name brands.
 
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