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My first EVGA card was my 570(sadly had to send in to RMA today) but I got an EVGA GTS 450 ($70 after promo and MIR) today to tide me over until it returns. Their customer support was great so far, every question I had I got an answer within 1-2 hours which is great when some companies take days to get back to you. I will without a doubt keep buying from them as long as they dont go the way of XFX.
 
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Yay for the cool stickers.

Definitely dont buy a board from them unless its a classified.
    
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post #23 of 30
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probably refering to their motherboards.

Anything other than the classified boards overclock not so great
The 750i FTW was a popular board back in the day
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probably refering to their motherboards.

Anything other than the classified boards overclock not so great
Been happy enough with how the board I have has clocked so far.
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The 750i FTW was a popular board back in the day
that was before classified existed.

iirc though, 750i doesn't overclock very well though does it?
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When you buy EVGA you get "real" lifetime warranty, not the limited supply lifetime warranty bullcrap that lots of other companies are using and to top that off you get step up ability. I'm only going to buy from EVGA now, but MSI Lightning looks really temping.
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Guys, I am in love. I now see why EVGA is so popular, their products kick ass. Everything is high quality, and their warranty + easy to use website are awesome. Plus, I'm glad that I'm back with Nvidia. I'm in no way a fanboy, but with some of the things I do, ati just wasn't working out with their drivers.

My next gpu purchase will be with EVGA, no doubt.
First off welcome back Behemoth777. I know you've gone through quite ride between having to downgrade and you've been on both sides of the fence. I know your also very sincere about both companies. I hope you rejoin us on the 500 Series Club and we can enjoy your insightful posting again.

Secondly, I concur having owned BFG, XFX, MSI and now EVGA that EVGA is a very good company and it's community forums are by far the best. They do stand behind their company. It says a lot about a manufacturer when it's owners are very content. EVGA is exclusive to Nvidia and do their job very well, kind of like what Sapphire is to AMD, who's owners also have a high satisified ratio.

I also prefer the reference cards over non-reference having owned both. Though I'm not water cooling for me I prefer the heat exhaust going out the back flow bracket over inside my case. I like to have my CPU overclocked and don't want any extra heat inside, even though I have good air flow in my tower with plenty of air cooling. I also enjoy the little perks, like the high flow bracket and the back plate I installed on my card myself. The back plate provide extra protection and looks dam nice in my rig.

I know your last Nvidia card was MSI, you've owned AMD just recently, and you'll be happy on the EVGA forums for info with your EVGA card. Happy gaming!
     
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When you buy EVGA you get "real" lifetime warranty, not the limited supply lifetime warranty bullcrap that lots of other companies are using and to top that off you get step up ability. I'm only going to buy from EVGA now, but MSI Lightning looks really temping.
lifetime warranty is such a gimmick. is your high end card even going to be worth RMAing in 5 years?

On top og that I don't understand the "limited supply" thing. If you RMA that 570 in 3 years, you're not getting another 570 back. They simply will not have any.

Go for the MSI Lightning and enjoy your card to the fullest while it's still relevant.
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that was before classified existed.

iirc though, 750i doesn't overclock very well though does it?
It did ok. I still fold on mine and I can't get it to budge past 3.2GHz. (Q6600 G0). My p35 cranks that puppy to 3.6 .
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lifetime warranty is such a gimmick. is your high end card even going to be worth RMAing in 5 years?

On top og that I don't understand the "limited supply" thing. If you RMA that 570 in 3 years, you're not getting another 570 back. They simply will not have any.

Go for the MSI Lightning and enjoy your card to the fullest while it's still relevant.
If your GTX 570 takes a dump on you in five years and it's no longer being made, products sent in for RMA will be repaired or replaced with a product of equal or greater performance if an exact replacement is not available.

One note that is very impotant is that EVGA warranty is non-transferable. Products purchased second hand, from a non-authorized seller, or from an auction site do not carry any warranty.


Here is a list of the models they make and their warranty by EVGA.
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
Limited 90 Day: -RX (Recertified parts)

EVGA also offers an industry exclusive 90 day Step-Up program for qualified parts.

Products registered within 30 days of the purchase date will also be eligible for EVGA Advanced RMA (EAR) Program.

Don't fogret to register your card here at EVGA within 30 days of purchase and also upload your receipt to them in order to qualify for warranty and upload your reciept to EVGA at Upload Receipt.

Uploading the reciept makes it so you don't have to worry about hanging onto the reciept at time of RMA. I think it's better than nothing, and for those spending between $400 - $720 on a card it's worth a little peace of mind.
     
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