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Old 06-18-08, 10:27 PM   #1
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Why is this site so pro EVGA.

They used to be the bottom of the bucket in the geforce 4 days and now everyone loves em.

Does this site have ties to EVGA or is this a jakup thing?
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Old 06-18-08, 10:32 PM   #2
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I've had very good luck with all of my EVGA products so far.
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Old 06-18-08, 10:38 PM   #3
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I thought Teh Bigman owned Evga - that's why I ordered the 280 GTX FTW.

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Step-up, Precision, forums, among other things.
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Old 06-18-08, 11:10 PM   #6
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Why is this site so pro EVGA.

They used to be the bottom of the bucket in the geforce 4 days and now everyone loves em.

Does this site have ties to EVGA or is this a jakup thing?
If you care to read, here's what I've experienced that made me go to EVGA. I was running an ATI Radeon 9800Pro for a few years, when I decided that I would build my first PC. I was eyeballing the 7800GT, with my preference being the XFX 7800GT special edition.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News...x?NewsId=15165

It featured a black medal bracket to prevent warping, with a glowing XFX logo, as well as fan lighting. I thought it would look cool in my then clear side case. However, the card suffered from massive defects (it wasn't a reference design). I went to the XFX forums and saw mods deleting threads about this card left and right. Users were complaining that XFX was refusing to honor the warranty. An XFX forum mod came out and said that XFX was cutting their losses, due to how expensive it would be to replace these cards (think XBox 360 defect rate here). Finally, the forum bombardment by pissed off users caused XFX to take down their forums. After seeing that, I knew that I would only buy from a company with a rep for honoring their warranty. People at Nvnews recommended EVGA.

I bought two cards from EVGA, a 7800GT and 6800GS (my system, and my wife's). Within 90 days, I stepped them up to a 7900GT KO Superclock, and a 7600GT SuperClock. My wife still uses that 7600 to this day without issue.

My 7900GT ended up dying, so EVGA replaced it. It died again. EVGA's forums were loaded with problems with this card, like XFX before them. It was a dud. So, EVGA launched the 7900GT, and started passing them out as replacements to those with 7900GT KO SC issues. And I used that 7900GTO until last month without issue.

And no, it didn't die I sold it on ebay when I bought my current setup, an EVGA 9600GT, and an EVGA 650i Ultra mobo. If EVGA offers a product I want, I buy from them over any other brand. Most companies build up their rep, and then cut quality to raise profits once they become a top seller. EVGA hasn't done this. They continue to improve.
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Old 06-19-08, 12:34 AM   #7
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GTX 280 for $40 Stepup is my number one reason, otherwise I wouldn't be getting a 280. Alot of people have been saying that we could be waiting in the queue for days, but I've already sent payment and will be shipping my card out tomorrow. So far stepup has been fast and smooth, just like the 280 Also they're offering a free HDMI adapter, don't know whether other brands offered it, but it's a nice touch. From the looks of their forums, they can be accommodating, as some users went over on their 90 day window and EVGA rolled them back so they could stepup. Having jAkUp on the forum propably helps just a little too.
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Explain this step up program.

does it mean people can upgrade every few months for dollars instead of hundreds of dollars?

I baught my cards from Bestbuy which don't count.
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Explain this step up program.

does it mean people can upgrade every few months for dollars instead of hundreds of dollars?

I baught my cards from Bestbuy which don't count.
The stepup program works as follows;

-purchase a GPU from EVGA direct or any authorized retailer
-within 90 days of purchase, choose a new GPU from EVGA website, you only pay the difference between EVGA price on 2nd card, and what you actually paid for the first card.
-EVGA mails you a new card, you mail back old card (not sure if they still offer cross shipping, they did when I did my stepup)
-Once you step up, you can not step up the new card. It's a one time thing per initial purchase. The new card automatically replaces the old one in your online registration.
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Old 06-19-08, 06:22 AM   #10
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when i did the step up from 7950GX2 to 8800GTX there was no cross-ship option.
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Old 06-19-08, 06:37 AM   #11
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I will only purchase EVGA cards. I've started with my 6800U EE and only strayed once to be burned.

Awesome customer service, warranty, the step-up program and great products is what makes EVGA a great company to do buisness with.
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When is Evga going to expand to Asia? We have BFG here, which offers 10 year warranty for all their cards, other brands usually only have 1 to 3 year. I heard BFG also has a trade-up program in the States, too bad it's not available here.
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