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Graphics BFG are apparently "running down business"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Andy Mc, 16 Aug 2010.

  1. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    I thought XFX only went ATi recently? And were Nvidia-only before?

    Edit: Yes, their website shows they've been making Nvidia cards since the 5 series, and ATi only since the HD 4000 series.
     
  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Mmmm biscuits

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    thing is i am kinda laughing at this.

    A lan party organiser at my old venue mocked me for saving money and buying a gainward GTX280, and told me i should have got a BFG GTX280 like his, which was an epic £50 more at the time with a small OC.

    He said the warranty made it worth it! And to be fair 2 weeks later he had his card replaced and ended up with a GTX285. However i've had my GTX280 longer than him and clocked higher than his. Soooooo


    ROFL sh*t giggles!
     
  3. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    I've still got their GTX 280 OCX. The largest factory overclock at the time for the 280.
     
  4. Pieface

    Pieface Modder

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    Good of them not to post such information on their own website though..
     
  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Still running a pair of 7800GT OCs, though I really should trade them on something less power hungry, especially since I don't game anymore.
     
  6. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    When Abit ceased them activity, the warranties were handled for another 3 years. Shame on BFG
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Two years, and that's only because it was backed by USI manufacturing.

    BFG are not a manufacturer, they are a reseller (to put it harshly), and they have to pay Nvidia+manuf. for parts. If they owed people money then that stock for RMA's would have been liquidated, so it's hardly BFG's fault.
     
  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Maybe but for a client, they are responsible because their name is on the product. How can they expect regain the customers trust, after that ? Hopefully, I sold my BFG 9800GTX, a month ago ^^
     
  9. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    They don't have any type of insurance company underwriting the warranties?

    I used to work for a store before it went out of business, that offered rip-off "extended warranties" on electronics. they were insured through another company, so once the store went out of business, the people with outstanding warranties were still covered.
     
  10. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    And Gainward, how could you forget Gainward?
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Palit = Gainward ;)
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Why would you need to if the company and brand ceases to exist? Same with insurance - if they needed to liquidate everything to pay debts, maybe they can't pay the cost of insurance? It's only and all speculation though.

    I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying "it is what it is". :(
     
  13. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Look what I got this morning.....

    From: BFG RMA Department (rma@bfgfixx.com)
    Sent: 16 August 2010 21:28:50
    To: xxxxxx@hotmail.com

    This email has been sent to inform you that BFG RMA number 992956737, originally
    created on Aug 2nd 2010, has been cancelled.

    BFG Technologies, Inc. is winding down and liquidating its business. Unfortunately our
    major supplier would not support our business. As a result we are cancelling your RMA
    without being able to repair your product. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    If you have already sent your product it, it will be returned to you.

    BFG Technologies, Inc.
    14048 Petronella Drive
    Libertyville, Illinois 60048

    847.281.3110
     
  14. Mik3yB @ CCL

    Mik3yB @ CCL Everything is not going to be OK

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    The brands I can currently count are -

    XFX
    Sapphire
    Zotac
    HIS
    Sparkle
    Asus
    Gigabyte
    POV
    EVGA
    Powercolor
    MSI
    Gainward
    Inno3d

    ..there's a few more aswell so plenty to go at.

    Also, the UK rep that once sold BFG and POV now sells the new brand KFA. Not seen any stock of it yet due mainly to price, but there's some top-end fancy watercooled stuff coming I believe..
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Does anyone actually give a toss about these super-expensive pre-WC'd cards? I certainly don't.

    If I wanted a super-fast graphics card that was WC'd I'd buy a block and the card, not pay a £50 premium for someone else to do it.

    In my opinion they occupy a part of the market which shouldn't exist - WC is not for noobs, if you can't fit a block to a single-PCB card (the dual-PCB ones I will forgive) then you shouldn't be using a WC loop.
     
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  16. Mik3yB @ CCL

    Mik3yB @ CCL Everything is not going to be OK

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    Totally agree mate. I own a 9400GT!! :duh:

    But each to their own. People buy such pre-watercooled silliness and are prepared to pay a premium at that. Whatever floats your boat, eh? :lol:
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It just seems like a lot of wasted effort. I know most manu's use 3rd party blocks with their logos etched/stickered onto them, but those that don't could spend the dev time making better air coolers, which is what 99% of people really want.
     
  18. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Apparently (think I read this on Hexus) - KFA stand for 'Kick F*ckin Ass'

    "The brand, launching across the continent right about now, is for all intents and purposes the premium arm of Galaxy, a global NVIDIA partner that has been producing GeForce products for the best part of 16 years."
     
  19. Mik3yB @ CCL

    Mik3yB @ CCL Everything is not going to be OK

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    Haha, subtle!
     
  20. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I'm a tech site ****! What can I say?

    Also, it was on Hexus! Edited!
     
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