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Old March 27, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Default Going to be buying a 6xx series Nvidia. Which brand?

Which brand should I go with for my video card upgrade? Thinking of getting a 680 but might wait to see specs of other models.

Anyways which has best RMA support for Canada? Any other incentive to buying other brands? How about EVGA? My clanmates always talk about how awesome EVGA is.
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:19 AM
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EVGA or MSI would be a good choice. EVGA has reputation of good support and I think MSI has rma centres in canadia.
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:25 AM
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EVGA or MSI would be a good choice. EVGA has reputation of good support and I think MSI has rma centres in canadia.
Only 2 brands I would go with and the fact EVGA just changed their warranty policies makes them even more awesome!
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Ok after a quick google it appears MSI has 3 RMA centres in Canada, 1 of which is in BC which would be good for me....... not that I am planning to RMA or anything.

I really like the step up prgram but iirc you have to purchase the card directly from EVGA to qualify?

Now this leaves me with another question. For single monitor gaming @ 1080p, is a 680series way overkill? I love to experience my games to the fullest(without spending 1k on gpu's). Should I just get the 680 when they become available again or wait for say the 670 or 660?
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:37 AM
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According to most people step up program is a joke and your better off selling your card and buying new.
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:48 AM
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This is all I really found on MSI.

Repair Center Address:
Authorized Repair Center (West Coast):
170 - 4611 Viking Way
Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 2K9
Authorized Notebook Repair Center (East Coast):
4011 14th Ave
Markham, Ontario, L3R 0Z9
Authorized Motherboard / Garphics Card Repair Center (East Coast):
361 Alden Road
Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L4


And here is a tidbit I found from EVGA site which sounds like some good incentive. Anyone know if MSI does this?

"EVGA will pay for return shipping for Canadian or Mexican customers for RMA warranty replacements via FedEx Express OR UPS ground."
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Old March 27, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Almost everybody does free return shipping. Pretty sure my motherboard RMA from MSI came back with Purolator. Took under a week I think for everything.
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Old March 27, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Yep, RMA shipping costs are typically just one way (to them). I've never had to pay to get an item back from RMA from Gigabyte, Seagate, Western Digital, Asus.

I went with a MSI one as they have RMA centres in Canada and I know the joy of dealing with USA RMAs (Gigabyte I'm looking at you with your non-1800 phone number too)
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Old March 27, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I've had good experience(s) with MSI's RMA process here in Canada.

That said.... EVGA just made an anouncement on a new warranty which comes into effect (or at least will be fleshed in more) April 1'st.

EVGA Updates Warranty Policy | Hardware Canucks

I especially like the looks of the standard "cross ship" policy.
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Authorized Notebook Repair Center (East Coast):
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Markham, Ontario, L3R 0Z9

Authorized Motherboard / Garphics Card Repair Center (East Coast):
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Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L4
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