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Old 04-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is it worth getting the extend warranties for computer parts from newegg? if it is worth it should i go for the 1 year or the 2 year?

its a debate me and my mom are having, because i am going to be building a computer soon, and she thinks its always a good idea to get warranties, but i told her if something where to fail it would probably fail within the 30 day warranty.
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There's still a manufacturer warranty, that's at least 1 year....a lot of stuff is longer t han 1 year...
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Most stuff like memory and video cards (such as XFX branded ones) will have a lifetime manufacturer warranty, most other parts will be 3 years+
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Warranty laws must be different in Australia. Most manufacturers do not provide 3-year warranties for parts in the US. I believe all hard drive manufacturers have switched to 1-year warranties.

I would not buy extended warranties on computer parts. Actual defects show up pretty quickly. Extended warranty claims are time-consuming and tedious. You'd need to keep ALL receipts, documentation, and packaging for each part to have a chance at making a claim. Even then it could take weeks or months to get something replaced.
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IMO extended warranties are a scam.
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Warranty laws must be different in Australia. Most manufacturers do not provide 3-year warranties for parts in the US. I believe all hard drive manufacturers have switched to 1-year warranties....
Warranty laws??? Eh? Manufacturer warranties are very generous on most if not all hardware these days:

Video Cards: Find some with Life time warranties (eg. XFX having a double lifetime one.)
Memory: Life time warranties (eg .G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston, OCZ)
CPU's: 3 years warranty
Power supplies: 3 years warranty (some have lifetime)
Hard drives: 3 years warranty. (WD has 5...)
Motherboards: 3 Years+
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I wouldn't bother on any of it, like others have said, a lot of these parts are coming with 3-5 or even lifetime warranties anyways.
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Extended Warranty? Lifetime Warranty? I usually Void my Warranty
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's been a while since I purchased parts. I guess the warranty lengths must have changed. Keep in mind those are retail part warranties. If you buy cheaper OEM products, you don't get those warranties.
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Default Re: is a warrenty worth it?

Depends what you're buying and what the warranty includes. Like if I could buy a processor, and get a warranty that for 5 years I could get a replacement for anything that goes wrong, including acts of god, I would do it. Sadly no company has done that. But most of the time extended warranties are no good.
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