how often do cards go bad ? I had 2 in my life. 1 I killed because of a bad over clock and the second came to me new/rma. I have a closet full of good cards that are too old and can't keep up with the rigors of modern gaming.
I was originally building my system on newegg but they have a warehouse in my state so I would have to pay $80 tax plus $18 shipping so I built the same system on tigerdirect and get free shipping plus no tax. Saves me $100