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Does the brand of GTX 680 matters?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by puma99dk|, Mar 28, 2012.

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Does the Brand of a GTX 680 matters?

  1. EVGA

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  2. KFA2

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  1. puma99dk|

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    none of my local shops got EVGA in their store but i can pick up a KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 for the same price as the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 but does that really matter when we talk RMA, Warranties and so on?

    ino EVGA allows u to change gfx cooler on ur card without damaging the warrenty, the only thing i can find about KFA2 is this:

    Please note: that all KFA2 products come with a two year standard warranty - To validate your warranty please register your product within 30 days from date of purchase. A copy of a valid receipt is needed to complete registration.
     
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    EVGA seems better with its warranty period of 3 years(limited) against 2 years from KFA2.. also they seem to be readying a new uniform 'global' warranty policy across the globe - click here or here
    more info will be revealed on April 2nd..
     
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    I'd stick to EVGA, they are a well known/respected mfg
     
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    problem is just that they r all in back-order aka not available to buy atm plus it will be a little more expensive getting it shipped to me than what i can pick up a KFA2 for at my local store :/
     
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    Do you NEED a card right now? I'd wait, better to be safe than sorry :eek:
     
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    Stick with your 570 until you can get the EVGA. Peace of mind knowing you can swap coolers and having a better warranty is worth the wait in my opinion. Just my $0.02. :toast:
     
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    Did u check komplett.dk already??
    http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=746750

    stock seems to exist (pardon me if I havent understood correctly, i tried using translate :))

    also, not sure if the price is competitive compared to store
     
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    u can't take komplett.dk's dates relevant i have seen that before but i guess i will see what happens bcs it's most the same price as buying it from eu.evga.com even through i dunno their shipping price.

    plus i am like 300km's away from the capital city so it's not like i just go there xD
     
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    well... you probably will not be swapping coolers since the stock is pretty good, so I would go with whatever mFG has the best support/warranty.
     
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    i have been thinking about a backplate for the GTX680 at some point, but that will just come later.
     
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    Damn...the poll seems kind of one sided doesn't it? EVGA seems to be the clear winner here.
     
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    My .02; planning on moving from the 680 within a 2 year time frame? Go with the KFA2 if it's relatively cheaper.
     
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    im pretty sure Evga's is lifetime. just not its tied to the card rather then the owners account, so now the person you sell it too the warrenty transfers easily.
     
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    also, it depends on the region, currently EVGA's limited Lifetime warranties dont apply to EMEA countries. but only to USA & Canada on certain product codes... similarly APAC & LATAM countries differ too..

    however with the new 'globalised' warranty policy coming in April(02), we will see some changes.. lets hope its a good one!
     
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    actually EVGA gived me a good offer on one, if i other it directly from them and i will be able to save around 100dkr from what it costs in my country for a EVGA or KFA2 GTX680.
     
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    If you look at any site or any distributor EVGA's warranty is 3 years for the 680. I do not think they are doing any more lifetime warranties.
     
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    'Grats on the deal! Yeah if that's the case I don't doubt you.
     
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    17USD / 13euro but it's still almost what a backplate costs ^^;
     
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    what comes down to it is who has cheaper price and better warranty service
     
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    Go EVGA. Excellent reputation for quality and service(tm).
     
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    Can't go wrong with EVGA.
     
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    Both (KFA and EVGA) have limited warranties. The EVGA card is not an '-AR' aka lifetime warranty.
    So, probably does not matter too much.
     
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    than u must look at the us site evga.com but i am in europe so i use eu.evga.com and it ends with -KR ;)

    EVGA GeForce GTX 680 (02G-P4-2680-KR)

    or do i need new glasses instead? :D
     
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    I don't think you understood; I said it doesn't matter, since the gtx 680 currently offered by EVGA is not an '-AR' lifetime warranty part, which implies that it is a limited warranty '-KR' part. The KFA2 is also a limited warranty, and they're both reference designs, so it doesn't matter which one you choose.

    Lost in translation somewhere.
     

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