Gigabyte RMA no Receipt

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by a3venom, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. a3venom

    a3venom Gawd

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    Hi,
    I have searched around and mostly they say that Gigabyte Rmas dont require a receipt.
    I am getting a used 290x windforce for 250$ CAD, which seems like a good deal and the Serial # shows 2 years left on warranty.
    My Question is, am I eligible for warranty since the owner doesn't have a receipt [ he told me its his cousin's ] ?
    Also is the 290x WF from Gigabyte a massive failure of a card [ was reading reviews ]
    Lastly, is there anything in particular i should check while buying this, the seller has agreed to drive to my home and test it out before i pay him.
     
  2. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Gawd

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    I have owned a couple these cards .They were fine.Warranty goes by serial number so you should be good there.


    VRM's get hot on the card but I would not be worried anything under 100C,there good to 120C-125C.

    So just run Valley/Heaven a couple times and check VRM temp.
     
  3. a3venom

    a3venom Gawd

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    would a 700w PSU be enough for this?
    i use an i3
     
  4. xmadror

    xmadror Gawd

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    700W will be more then enough (unless its a really crappy psu)
     
  5. TrevorR

    TrevorR Gawd

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    Make sure to check the status of the warranty before you buy it on the gigabyte website. I just bought an open box 980 gtx from microcenter and it had an expired warranty and it wasn't even past a year old... I don't even think gigabyte knew it was an open box sale since its warranty is serial based.