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Topic # 13920 5-Jun-2007 16:27
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Hi I have a new PC and it has come with a 1 year standard warrenty and I am wondering if it is worth keeping it because I have extre stuff I want to put into it and I am confident about putting these kind of things in such as PCI card's DVD Drives and HardDrives.

I am wondering if it is worth keepiung it or taking it into the shop and paying them to keep the warrenty. I'm not sure what to do it is a good PC it has..
A Gigabyte Motherboard
Nvidea 8800GTS 640mb Graphics Card
320GB HardDrive
4800 AMD Dual Core PRocessor.

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  Reply # 73474 5-Jun-2007 17:47
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AllNightNerding: Hi I have a new PC and it has come with a 1 year standard warrenty and I am wondering if it is worth keeping it because I have extre stuff I want to put into it and I am confident about putting these kind of things in such as PCI card's DVD Drives and HardDrives.

I am wondering if it is worth keepiung it or taking it into the shop and paying them to keep the warrenty. I'm not sure what to do it is a good PC it has..
A Gigabyte Motherboard
Nvidea 8800GTS 640mb Graphics Card
320GB HardDrive
4800 AMD Dual Core PRocessor.
So, to recap, whats your actual question?

Whatever you pay the shop to take it off your hands, i'll undercut them by 50%







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Reply # 73481 5-Jun-2007 18:01
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The question is "shall I pay and have the shop do it for me and keep the warranty ticking" or "lose the warranty and do it myself".

Regardless of what we say here it's your decision. If you decide to do it and something goes wrong, you can't blame on "the Internets". So, if you don't feel confident, or don't have the right tools, or the right knowledge, then don't do it.







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  Reply # 73512 5-Jun-2007 20:05
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Sorry didnt actually state the question. But pretty much do you find that you actually use warrentys and is it worth paying the place I brought my PC off *DragonPC* to put things that I already have for $30.

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Reply # 73513 5-Jun-2007 20:23
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If the $30 is of concern to you (i.e. its money you really cant/wont/dont want to spend, then my advice is spend it, and get them to do it for you, because the cost of replacing other components if you muff it up will be 10x that.







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  Reply # 73514 5-Jun-2007 20:24
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It really depends as well where opening the case does actually void the warranty. Do you have a copy of the warranty that specifically mentions this?


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Reply # 73528 5-Jun-2007 21:03
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I think that if your cost is going to be $30, its worth just to sleep knowing that if anything goes wrong THEY have to fix it. If you open the box and things go wrong YOU have to pay to fix, including probably anything else that needs replacement. As Tony pointed out, probably this could ended up costing more than $30.







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  Reply # 73540 5-Jun-2007 22:03
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Yea I can see your point.
I think i might get them to do it kind of makes sense now. I might wait until i have several things worth doing so it doesn't cost to much.

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  Reply # 73591 6-Jun-2007 10:38
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ermm ... if there's no warranty void type sticker guarding the case opening then if you put something in and it breaks you can always take it out and no one will know? hmmm ... but i have to say you better know what you're doing before you attempt though ... if you have to read instructions and be told to backup first then i suggest you pay the guy. otherwise i dont see why you can plug and play yourself?




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  Reply # 73844 7-Jun-2007 16:30
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Im confident with doing basic things like putting in HDD's CD drives and PCI Cards. It's tempting just to rip it off as I want to putt in a 200GB Hdd I have a Wireless PCI card and a second DVD Drive. But its a bit so I could go into the shop and get them to put it in.

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