BFG 7800gs - yet another DOA

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Susquehannock, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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    Anyone else have trouble getting a good 7800gs card (AGP) from BFG? So far I have received three dead cards.
    Reading the reviews at New Egg seems I am not alone.

    The last two cards had obviously been re-worked by hand. Soldering flux smeared on card by molex connector.
    Tried the cards in three good systems & no go. Just blue lights.
     
  2. pfunkman

    pfunkman 2[H]4U

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    That really sucks, Where are you getting these bad cards BTW?
     
  3. PoTTeR83

    PoTTeR83 Limp Gawd

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    I bought mine at best buy and it has treated me just fine for about 3 months now. That has got to suck buying and returning 3 times.
     
  4. Redleader

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    Mines been running strong for awhile now. Sorry to hear about your bad luck.
     
  5. Susquehannock

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    Thanx for the sympathies. :cool:

    Got these from New Egg. Tried to get a refund but both Egg and BFG said no go. Only replacement.

    Just sent my third card back. Wondering if the $50 rebate will expire before I can get a good one. And I have already paid over $50 shipping charges total for returns etc. Who eats that? Me that's who. So far a $220 card has cost me almost $300. This has been one big snafu. :mad:
     
  6. pfunkman

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    Sounds like the egg may have a bad batch of them.
     
  7. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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  8. Redleader

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    If it happens again ask for a manager when you call and explain the situation to them and how many cards you have now had to return and ask for free shipping they should ablidge you after screwing up this many times.
     
  9. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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    They send the replacements back free, the problem is return shipping & insurance at my end.
     
  10. bullseye4u

    bullseye4u Limp Gawd

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    Chat with live help I am sure they would give out a $20 dollar giftcard :)
     
  11. pfunkman

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    I guess i dont see a trend. i looked at the reviews and in the last month i counted 7 actual DOA reviews 2 of them where the same guy and one of them im assuming is you (Susq) Thats 10 pages of reviews. I think you may have some super bad luck.
     
  12. Susquehannock

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    Well, I counted 11 DOA complaints in the last 200 submissions. That is only searching for the term "DOA", and
    does not count multiple DOA like mine. Never said it was common. Just that I am not alone in this.
     
  13. Drawde5711

    Drawde5711 n00b

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    I have the EVGA 7800gs clocked at 460/1350Mhz. It works well.
     
  14. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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    Goody good good for you :p
     
  15. Drawde5711

    Drawde5711 n00b

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    Thanks. Seems like you're beating your head against a wall -- needlessly. Anyway, BFG has a great rep too. So good luck.