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Old November 10, 2011, 04:45 AM
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Default 6950 CF next week, which brand has best RMA

I have a non-ref sapphire 6950, and going to CF next weekbut his thread worries me
Beware: Sapphire Warranty in Canada is horrid

My plan was to get the dirt3 6950 for its dual fans

I definitely want a dual fan design, don't want the noise of a blower and heat is not an issue

So which GPU brand have good RMA here in Canada (I'm in capital of Newfoundland, not the middle of now where)
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Old November 10, 2011, 04:47 AM
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Asus would be a good bet, as they have a facility in canada that you can RMA to (in the GTA actually), whereas Gigabyte you have to send it all the way to California. I don't know the other manufacturers RMA locations unfortunately, just those two.
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XFX is the one with the best warranty service IMO.
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Old November 10, 2011, 06:44 AM
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MSI as well, they are in Markhan I believe and they are pretty good. You dont even need a ticket number, just open up a RMA and explain then problem and then simply get approved. That's what I did with my old MSI bigbang X58 mobo.
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Old November 10, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I just sent this basic message to sapphire, XFX, MSI, diamond, powercolor, and I guess sent 1 to HIS and is that it? ASUS- but I don't want that direct CU thing-too big and expensive

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Im getting a 6950 soon and I want to know about RMA in Canada, I live in St.John's Newfoundland, Canada.

If I had to RMA it, where would I have to ship it to?

Then is there a return shipping cost or ANY other fee I would have to pay to get my replacement back?

And would the replacement come from somewhere in US/Canada or from Asia? Thanks.
They better speak english well enough, and actually KNOW the procedure, not just read back something from some 3 year old manual at some call center type place.


edit: yeah and MSI lists 3 sites for RMA, 2 in Markham and 1 in BC
ASUS has 1 in Markham that I sent a MB to once
And sapphire might have 1 in ON, couldn't find confirmation yet
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Makes sense. I will be interesting to see who (if anyone) responds.
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Makes sense. I will be interesting to see who (if anyone) responds.
and I included the above "beware of sapphire...." link in the 1 to sapphire

edit: HIS just lists this all in Hong Kong, no email even listed
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Old November 10, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Let us know what they said, would be rather interesting to see/know.
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Old November 10, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Asus, or MSI would be the best bet for Canadians, but XFX does have a double lifetime.. Most of the brands, other than Asus or MSI, you usually ship it to the USA, but sometimes somewhere in Asia. I would say that either Asus, MSI, of XFX, depending on your wants/needs.

Are you likely to sell? XFX with it's double lifetime is great peace of mind for buyers that may be worried.
If not, I would say you choose between MSI or Asus.

Powercolor, Diamond, Sapphire, all are lower tier for warranties. I say this as I run a sapphire card, and have a diamond 4850 waiting to be put into my siblings computer.
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:54 AM
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no one emailed back yet, but yup, rather than risk 2 from sapphire, an MSI tf II is no the top candidate

every watch 'the light bulb conspiracy'
The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Full Length - English Subtitles) - YouTube

its about how they purporsly make thing that will break in X numbers of hours, so you will need to get another

1 printer in that video even as a chip that disables the printer AFTER SO MANY PAGES
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