Re: RMA a GTX275 back to Newegg?
They wanted an extra $10 for the gtx 295 too (EVGA did). I went with the Zotac instead. And the Zotac included a free copy of GIRD. I imagine they're carbon copies of each others, with the exception of the logos. Zotac seems fine so far, and oh mie what a beast it is! I love how it's pretty quiet too; i wasn't expecting that.
I've only had one video card ever go bad on me... and to give ya an idea how long I've been buying them, my first 3d accelerator was a Diamond Monster Voodoo 1.