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Recertified eVGA 7900GT ok to buy?

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Ok to get the recertified 7900GT?

Total: 12 votes

  • Yes
  • 67 %
  • No
  • 34 %
August 12, 2006 4:52:50 PM

I am wondering if it is ok to buy a recertified eVGA 7900GT? To me it is a very very good price and it seems since it is "recertified" it means it for sure works. But I have heard bad things about the 7900GT's and their RMA's but I am looking for opinions.

I can't afford the 30-50 more dollars to get a new one, so avoid suggesting it please :)  I am either getting the recertified from newegg or getting a new/used one on eBay for around 200 if I wait long enough.
August 12, 2006 6:48:15 PM

Well, since you said yourself that you can't afford the tiny $30-$50 extra for the peace of mind of having an un-screwed-around-with one, I guess you don't have much choice, do you? :lol: 
August 13, 2006 3:44:05 AM

Well for my budget, 30-50 bucks isn't "tiny." It is about 20-25% of my 200 dollars to spend on a card. If I had 240 bucks, yes I would go for a brand new one. But I don't have that money to spend on a card right now, college is fairly expensive and summer is almost over.

And yes, I do have other choices, I can get a 7600GT or a 7800GT/GTX on eBay or something too, I was just hoping to get some insight on whether or not anyone has purchased a recertified before.
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August 13, 2006 4:21:59 AM

You get a (15) day RMA window from Newegg only. Any warranty beyond that has to come from eVGA. I guess you are gonna roll the bones! :) 
September 3, 2006 9:05:07 PM

After all I went through with them getting my 7900gt's fixed I would never want to see even a refurb of that product. I got mine reloaded (finally) and I would spend the extra in the future. Its not worth the headache.
September 3, 2006 9:59:42 PM

I bought a recertified Evga 7900GT, as long as you don't try overclocking everything runs fine.

I was able to run 3dmark06 (at stock speeds) without any artifacts or tearing that some people had experienced. If you decide to buy one, treat it like a rental car, beat the cr*p out of it within the 15 day warranty period, that way if something goes wrong you can send it back.
September 3, 2006 10:11:28 PM

"Recertified" cards are usually tested after they came back for whatever reason. It should work fine, if it doesn't, you can return it.
September 3, 2006 10:51:06 PM

If you do get one make sure you test it with every game you can get your hands on. It was recertified because the memory that was orig specd on it was causing mucho problems in a lot of games like Everquest 2, BF2, Oblivion and FEAR. GL!
September 3, 2006 10:52:28 PM

Go check the evga forums also...
September 3, 2006 11:27:57 PM

why the crap would u get a 7900gt? the x1800xt pwns it.. well maybe doesnt pwn it, but its better and it has a better image quality and u can get it for like 210 off newegg.com and that it being ATI not Sapphire or something like that, its ATI, so yeah, get that, trust me, you wont be disapointed and there ur not getting a recertified (doesnt sound all that good ) or used off ebay, i mean, NEW x1800xt! for 210! how much better can u get? .. in fact if i sell my pc within the week im gonna buy me self one of those.
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