1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

eVGA 680i-780i upgrade promo!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mab1376, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. mab1376

    mab1376

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    946 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    EVGA is proud to announce the 680i Motherboard Upgrade Promotion.
    EVGA is offering a special (1) one time upgrade promotional program
    to all of its
    (122-CK-NF68-XX)* registered customers. This program is for a limited
    time and will run for 60 days. (122-CK-NF68-XX)* customers will be
    able to upgrade to the 780i
    (132-CK-NF78-XX) motherboard for a one time fee of $89.99 USD or €79.
    99.

    What do you get for the $89.99 (€79.99)?
    • New EVGA 780i Motherboard (132-CK-NF78-XX)
    • 3 Way SLI Bridge ($20 USD €14 Value)
    • Free Ground Shipping** ($10 USD €7 Value)
    • PCI-E 2.0 Slots
    • 3 x16 PCI-E Slots
    • ESA Certified Platform
    • New Upgrade Warranty (–A1 Limited Lifetime / -T1 2 Year Limited
    Warranty)

    All products must be registered (http://www.evga.com/myEVGA/)
    You will need to send in your EVGA 680i Motherboard once you have
    been approved for this promotion.

    Please visit our website at: http://www.evga.com/680iupgrade/ and
    then log in to see this upgrade offer.

    Thank you,
    EVGA Marketing

    680i Motherboard Upgrade Promotion
    EVGA is offering a special (1) one time upgrade promotional program to all of its
    (122-CK-NF68-XX)* registered customers. This program is for a limited time and will run for 60 days. (122-CK-NF68-XX)* customers will be able to upgrade to the 780i
    (132-CK-NF78-XX) motherboard for a one time fee of $89.99 USD or €79.99. You will need to send in your EVGA 680i Motherboard once you have been approved for this promotion.

    What do you get for the $89.99 (€79.99)?

    * New EVGA 780i Motherboard (132-CK-NF78-XX)
    * 3-Way and 2-Way SLI Bridge ($20 USD €14 Value)
    * Free Ground Shipping** ($10 USD €7 Value)
    * PCI-E 2.0 Slots
    * 3 X 16 PCI-E Slots
    * ESA Certified Platform
    * New Upgrade Warranty (A1 Lifetime / T1 2 Year Warranty)

    All products must be registered (http://www.evga.com/myEVGA/)

    ** Shipping options outlined:
    Free ground shipping to residents of the US (UPS) & Canada (FedEX) from EVGA US Office - ($10 USD Value)
    Free ground shipping to residents of Germany from EVGA Germany Office - (€7 Value)

    All international countries not listed above will be responsible for shipping charges minus $10 US or €7. Euro discount toward the international shipping cost.

    EVGA will make special arrangements for customers that purchased product from Japan and Australian. (details to be announced soon.)

    Terms & Conditions / FAQ:
    * What EVGA Motherboard part numbers qualify for the program?
    122-CK-NF68-XX - (XX denotes the different packing types)
    122-CK-NF68-RX WILL NOT be eligible for this promotion as this was sold as a recertified product.

    How long does EVGA take to process my request once they receive my motherboard?
    EVGA's average processing time is 2-3 business days

    I own more than (1)one 122-CK-NF68-XX, can I upgrade more than one?
    Yes, as long as you have an invoice for the purchase and you are the original owner then you can upgrade your product.

    I have made modifications to my 680i motherboard (i.e. conformal coating, hardware modifications, etc), is my motherboard still eligible?
    No, modified motherboards will not be eligible.

    I purchased my product from EBAY, do I qualify?
    Products purchased from EBAY are NOT eligible for this promotion.

    Will EVGA offer cross shipping for this upgrade program?
    There will be NO cross shipping option for this program.

    When will my new 780i Board Ship?
    You will be placed in a queue and once EVGA has product available you will be notified via email to ship your board to EVGA. Once EVGA receives your board, you will be charged and the new 780i board will be shipped.

    When will my credit card be charged?
    You will be charged once EVGA receives your motherboard in like new condition.

    Will this require a proof of purchase?
    Yes, as part of the registration/approval processes you will need to upload a copy of your original invoice.

    What if I did an RMA do I use the original invoice?
    Yes, if you have done an RMA you will still be required to upload a copy of your original purchase invoice, NOT the RMA invoice from EVGA.

    Can I select a faster shipping method?
    Yes you will have the option to select a faster shipping method, but you will be responsible for the cost difference.

    What do I need to send in with my package?
    You will need to ship back the motherboard plus all accessories that you received with your original purchase

    What if I am missing some accessories, will I be charged?
    There will be an additional $15 at the discretion of the EVGA RMA department when the product is received and processed.

    When should I ship my product back to EVGA?
    You will receive an email with your RMA number with shipping instructions when we have product allocated for you.

    Your website says backorder, should I still send in my motherboard when I get the RMA number?
    Yes, by receiving this RMA number EVGA has allocated a product upgrade for you and is ready to recieve your motherboard.

    I have EVGA Bucks can I use them?
    Per the terms and conditions of the EVGA Bucks, they are not valid with any other promotion or offer.

    This program is not valid with any other offers or promotions.

    EVGA reserves the right to terminate or cancel this promotion at anytime.
  2. Atnevon

    Atnevon

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Messages:
    443 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    hmm. Would this really be worth it. I plan on adding RAM or so, but would this only be worth it if you SLI? I have a single 8800GTX, and don't plan on SLi any time soon, but if I do, is my 680i still great? Look at my rig tab and confirm if you could.
  3. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19,728 (6.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,869
    I'm waiting for some overclocking info first. It might be worth it if they have fixed the Quad-Core problems the 680i motherboards have. Also, 45nm quad-core support is nice and worth it if you are thinking of upgrading your processor in the future.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  4. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    That would be totally worth it.
  5. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,461 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    636
    I just got this email earlier today. I would do it, but for one, I dont have the $90 to do it right now and two, I have no use for this SLi board I have now.
  6. mab1376

    mab1376

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    946 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    im getting this purely for the processor support.
  7. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    Thanks for emailing this in Newtekie, I only just checked the TPU inbox but I've posted it now.
  8. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,461 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    636
    The only thing it looks like it supports is what the 680i version does now. Correct me if Im wrong.
  9. mab1376

    mab1376

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    946 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    according the evga the 680i does not support 45nm quad core cpu's.
  10. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,541 (13.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,941
    The 680i will work with 45nm wolfdale not 45nm yorkfield.
  11. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,461 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    636
    Thats 680i though. What about 780i? I havent heard any word on them supporting 45nm quad core in either case.
  12. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,541 (13.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,941
    45nm quad-cores are the reason the 780i is out! (besides tri-sli) They absolutely support them!
  13. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,461 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    636
    I read somewhere the tri-SLi is absolutely piontless and only gives you like an extra 3FPS or some shit like that.
  14. Hordane New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    quad sli isn't ready yet, the damn things weren't designed to split the processing power into 3 units, only 2 and 4 (and even 4 doesn't work that well). Although it seems like a nice deal when the 45nm quad hits the market the current 65nm quad prices are going to fall like Bush's approval ratings, why spend the money on a new 45nm quad when you can get a compriable product for far less with the 65nm. Further, besides workstation programs such as CAD there are no games that support the quad processing.

    But what irks me about this deal is that you have to send your board in first. Meaning shipping, processing, approval, proessing, shipping of new board which can take up to a month or more which means I'm out of a good computer for that long. I'd rather spend the premium and get it next day newegg and not have to wait, or better yet use this as an excuse to build a whole new rig. :toast:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page