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Asus gtx 275 or BFG gtx 275?

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April 20, 2009 6:00:12 PM

hey folks just wandering which 1 to get?

the bfg is £20 more than the asus ($29ish dollars to US ppl)

i know asus do pretty decent boards but what are their graphics cards like?

i knw bfg are a quite a decent manufacturer of cards, but is the extra money worth it?

advice is appreciated
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2009 7:00:12 PM

BFG's lifetime warranty still applies even when using aftermarket cooling solutions or overclocking your card. I'd say the 20#'s is worth it for that peace of mind alone.
April 20, 2009 7:03:42 PM

RazberyBandit said:
BFG's lifetime warranty still applies even when using aftermarket cooling solutions or overclocking your card. I'd say the 20#'s is worth it for that peace of mind alone.

BFG does not cover ocing or heatsink removal. XFX and evga are the only ones that do.
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2009 7:12:22 PM

I'm sorry, I didn't know BFG's warranty didn't cover those conditions. It's been 2 years or so since my brother RMA'd his 6600GT cards to BFG, and they covered his despite them having been overclocked. I guess their warranty has changed...
April 20, 2009 7:28:48 PM

It is unfortunate that it did as did evga. You have to be careful now with evga. Not all their cards are lifetime anymore.
April 20, 2009 8:35:02 PM

well considering asus advertises its card along with the following statesments:

• ASUS Gamer OSD: Real-time overclocking, benchmarking and video capturing in any PC game!

• ASUS Smart Doctor: Your intelligent hardware protection and overclocking tool.


i would have thought its warranty covered oc the card, so whats your stance people?
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2009 10:14:24 PM

The warranty will cover the OC if it says it does. The Asus 4890 with the voltage tweak is supposed to cover OC'ing. I don't know how it is with the 275's, but I personally have never had a problem while RMA'ing a BFG.
April 21, 2009 12:08:48 AM



APPLIES TO ALL GRAPHICS CARDS INTRODUCED BY BFG ON OR AFTER 2/21/08

BFG Technologies warrants to the original purchaser of the graphics card included in this package ("Product") that the Product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser (residing in the United States or Canada) owns the product, when given normal wear and proper usage. For original purchasers residing in areas outside the USA or Canada, the limited warranty for graphic cards shall be for a period of ten (10) years from the date of purchase.

In connection with such Limited Lifetime or Ten Year Warranty, all BFG graphics cards introduced on or after February 21, 2008 must be registered on www.bfgtech.com within thirty (30) calendar days of the original purchase date to activate the limited lifetime warranty or limited ten (10) year warranty. Products not properly registered will be covered from the date of purchase by a two (2) year warranty in Europe, and a one (1) year limited warranty in the U.S. and other countries. Proper registration includes submitting proof of purchase to BFG.

This warranty is VOID if the product:

* Has evidence of the serial number sticker being altered, removed, replaced, or defaced.

* Was damaged while being installed.

* Was damaged by software or hardware from a company or individual other than BFG Technologies or by motherboard incompatibility.

* Was not operated in accordance with BFG Technologies specifications, instructions and any technical support directions.

* Was modified or damaged by overclocking, tampering, user error, accident, disaster, abuse, misuse, power supply, power application, alteration, repair, modification, a fix or replacement by someone other than BFG Technologies.

Third party products, such as motherboards and other system components using or interacting with this Product are not covered by this warranty.

All products sent in for Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) in connection with warranty claim must include a copy of the original invoice or receipt.


BFG Technologies' liability under this warranty, or in connection with any other claim relating to the Product, is limited to the repair or at BFG Technologies option, the replacement of the portion of the Product which was defective in material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to any software component.

Customer pays for shipping RMA product to BFG. Customer assumes the risk of loss (insurance from loss or damage) in transit and the returned Products shall become the sole property of BFG Technologies. BFG Technologies warrants that the repaired or replaced Products will be free from defects in material or workmanship.

BFG Technologies reserves the right to inspect and verify the defectiveness of any product returned. Please allow 48 hrs processing time once item has been received by BFG, and 3-5 days for shipping of the repaired or replacement product (shipped ground to the U.S.).

BFG will cover the cost of return shipping back to the customer for RMA replacements via ground shipping through UPS in the United States and Canada.

BFG is not responsible for any fees charged by the Canadian Government or brokers due to brokerage fees.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED ABOVE, BFG TECNOLOGIES MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, OR OTHERWISE ON THE PRODUCTS, OR ANY PARTS OR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR OTHER LABOR FURNISHED.





BFG GRAPHICS CARD LIFETIME CONSUMER WARRANTY


APPLIES TO ALL BFG GRAPHICS CARDS INTRODUCED BEFORE 2/21/08

BFG Technologies is proud to warrant the original purchaser of the graphics card included in this package ("Product") that the Product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product, when given normal wear and proper usage. This warranty is valid if the product:

* Was not damaged while being installed.

* Was not damaged by software or hardware from a company or individual other than BFG Technologies or by motherboard incompatibility.

* Was operated in accordance with BFG Technologies specifications, instructions and any technical support directions.

* Was not modified or damaged by overclocking, tampering, user error, accident, disaster, abuse, misuse, power supply, power application, alteration, repair, modification, a fix or replacement by someone other than BFG Technologies.

* Third party products, such as motherboards and other system components using this Product are not be covered by this warranty.

BFG Technologies' liability under this consumer warranty, or in connection with any other claim relating to the Product, is limited to the repair or at BFG Technologies option, the replacement of the portion of the Product which was defective in material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to any software component.

You assume the risk of loss in transit and the returned Products shall be the sole property of BFG Technologies. BFG Technologies warrants the repaired or replaced Products will be free from defects in material or workmanship.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED ABOVE, BFG Technologies MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, OR OTHERWISE ON THE PRODUCTS, OR ANY PARTS OR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR OTHER LABOR FURNISHED.

BFG Technologies reserves the right to inspect and verify the defectiveness of any product returned. Please allow 48 hrs processing time once item has been received by BFG, and 3-5 days for shipping of the replacement product (shipped ground).

* Product is protected for the product’s lifetime in the United States and Canada, and 10 years from the date of purchase in all countries outside the US and Canada, against defects in material and workmanship.




April 21, 2009 12:21:59 AM

Chef...iv got to ask what are the chances of a company being able to tell your card was overclocked or that the overclock resulted in the failure?
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 12:45:56 AM

rewindlabs said:
Chef...iv got to ask what are the chances of a company being able to tell your card was overclocked or that the overclock resulted in the failure?


None whatsoever. Unless maybe you bios flashed it afterwards.
April 21, 2009 12:47:18 AM

jennyh said:
None whatsoever. Unless maybe you bios flashed it afterwards.

So i mean other then the peace of mind i should be covered to overclock my cards that aren't overclock supported :D 
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 12:52:19 AM

BFG's warranty policy is officially gay-ass
April 21, 2009 12:56:43 AM

You should be fine unless you screw it up while overclocking. I still stick with companies that cover it just in case. They can always say you overclocked it and it is not covered under warranty and you are screwed. They do not have to prove it.
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 3:47:26 AM

Maybe spend $40 dollars more instead of $20 and buy an XFX card? LOL
April 21, 2009 3:48:52 AM

The good thing about xfx is if you sell it the person you sell it to is covered. You also get phone support and great customer support.
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 3:53:27 AM

Agreed. Also, eVGA has a great support staff on duty 24/7. Those two companies are tops in my book, not just because of the warranties they offer, but the additional support. Oh, and what you said about eVGA not covering all their products with the lifetime warranty any longer - tis true, but you have to know how to spot the ones that are and are not. -AR suffixed cards are lifetime, -TR suffixed cards are 1-year.
April 21, 2009 3:55:23 AM

here is the list of what evga supports.
* Lifetime: The EVGA limited lifetime warranty is only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX.

* 1+2: EVGA 1 + 2 limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-K1, -KR.

* 1+1: EVGA 1 + 1 limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -TR, -TX.
Evga is also great cs.
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