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Old 11-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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They seem to price about like tigerdirect. Why newegg over tigerdirect?

Ex: Newegg.com - HD 4870 x2

Search Results for hd 4870 x2 at TigerDirect.com

Second question, why would this card (overclocked more) :
BFG GeForce GTX 280 Video Card - OC Edition, 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support, FREE Far Cry 2 Game BFGEGTX2801024OCE at TigerDirect.com

be priced less than this one:
EVGA GeForce GTX 280 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, FREE Special Edition EVGA Precision Overclocking Utility, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Dual VGA Support 01G-P3-1280-AR at TigerDirect.com

Is it the free overclocking utility? Wouldn't be exactly free if it was.
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newegg ahs much better support if something goes wrong. you talk to a live person in america or someone over the IM based support line. anything that goes wrong, newegg will take care of you whereas tigerdirect just kinda shafts you..
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newegg is good...td sucks.
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Default Re: Why Newegg? and one more thing

newegg.ca is relatively new here in Canada and since my purchasing has slowed down a lot in the past month I haven't tried them out yet. However, from experiences with tigerdirect.ca in the past, both online and in store, their customer care was atrocious. Go with newegg...or if you're in Canada go with NCIX, they too have excellent customer care.
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newegg FTW! i have never had any problems with newegg
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Newegg is more courteous about stuff like RMA's and DOA's...
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ok, and the other question?
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I don't know whats so great about the utility... ATITool works fine (for nVIdia Cards too)
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It just is..lol.
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They are just hyping it up.. and apparently even if you go too far on the overclocking and damage the card they will replace it
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