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Graphics Just Bought a EVGA gtx 580 for £359... Its Arrived...Pics Added!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flame696, 27 Jan 2011.

  1. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I think they'll likely argue it is second hand, as it's been owned by someone other than an authorised reseller before you. Personally I'd happily pay an extra £100 for a 10 year EVGA warranty. If the card breaks you get a new or better one, which is worth way more than £100.
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    It does specifically mention auctin sites but by all means give it a shot.
     
  3. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    does it make that much of a difference with the warrenty? what do companies like sapphire, msi etc give in terms of warranty length
     
  4. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    id rather spuk the extra 40 quid for a warranty tbh
     
  5. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    when they ask where you purchased it from just say "trdudi" :p
     
  6. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    yeh lol i could use that. i have just e-mailed telling them about my situation lets see what they say
     
  7. ak_2020

    ak_2020 Minimodder

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    thats a great price. However, every time I see something like this on ebay (brand new latest and greatest hardware) I wonder to myself "this sounds too good to be true...so maybe it is?"

    Anyway, I hope thats not the case here :thumb:
     
  8. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Hopefully it arrives tomorrow if not monday at the latest then i can tell you guys what the deal is
     
  9. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Sounds like you got a bargain there, I'd defo go for the savings over the warranty, I've yet to have to return anything that just died for no reason.
    And it's unlikely you'll keep the card for 10 years :p
     
  10. Hamfunk

    Hamfunk I AM KROGAN!

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    Yeah the 10 year things seems to be abit of a gimmic. How many people keep a graphics card for more than 5 years?

    Asus do a 3 year standard warranty on graphics card and zotac do 2 years with a 3 year extension if you register within 14 days of purchase. I'll probably go Zotac when i get a 580 next week.

    Also i got my Crucial C300 256GB SSD on ebay last week for £350, which is a decent saving! There is nothing in the crucial warranty terms about auction websites or providing proof of purchase. :thumb:
     
  11. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    My BFG 280 GTX had a 10 year warranty, but since BFG are no longer in the graphics business I don't think it's valid any more.....

    Don't worry about the 10 years, most people upgrade every 2 or 3 years so thats the most you need it to last. After that it starts to become quite dated. I'd rather save the £100.
     
  12. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    just to give you an update it hasn't arrived today so hopefully Monday it should be at my doorstep, but ill be at wqork till 6pm so im quiet annoyed i wont be able to mess around with till 6pm
     
  13. Hamfunk

    Hamfunk I AM KROGAN!

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    Any joy Flame?

    Did it arrive? Did you manage to register for the extended warranty?
     
  14. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    E - Pirates ... I still don't trust it.

    But fingers crossed for you its a mint pucker purchase :thumb:
     
  15. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Well guys it arrived today all sealed in the cling film wrapping i havent opened it yet i went on the EVGA website and put in my serial number for the warranty and it gave me a list of places where i might have a purchased it and i pressed register and it accepted but i dont know if its registered for the 10 year warranty. how do i find out if it is registered??

    ill post some pics up soon
     
  16. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Zeus-Nolan Minimodder

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    Sweet!!
     
  18. Hamfunk

    Hamfunk I AM KROGAN!

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    She's a beauty!

    My Zotac 580 GTX should be here tomorrow!!! :clap:
     
  19. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    thx guys. i registered the card on the evga website for the warranty but how do i know that i have the 10 year warranty?
     
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    No idea about the warranty, but what a great bargain you got. Looks fantastic in your case. Enjoy!
     

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