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Anx02

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Has anyone got any info about the website smcinternational.com? They've got a MSI Cyclone listed @13.6k (incl. taxes I think). But how're the sellers? Reliable? Also...will I be able to get MSI warranty services here at Kolkata if the card screws up in future?


@Death_Night
Actually I expected the price to be less as you mentioned in one of your posts that Vedant is taking pre-orders for Cyclone at @13650. But they asked for 1k more from me...
 

harshit099

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i am going to buy zotec geforce 9600 gt eco edition 1 gb graphics card.
digit mag. awarded this card best buy 2 times.its price is 4750 in march 2010. now tell me is this card windows 7 compatible? if yes where to download drivers? thanks for your help in advance.

also u can suggest me a best buy garphics card under 4500 rs. which is compatible with windows 7.
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tkin

Back to school!!
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Has anyone got any info about the website smcinternational.com? They've got a MSI Cyclone listed @13.6k (incl. taxes I think). But how're the sellers? Reliable? Also...will I be able to get MSI warranty services here at Kolkata if the card screws up in future?


@Death_Night
Actually I expected the price to be less as you mentioned in one of your posts that Vedant is taking pre-orders for Cyclone at @13650. But they asked for 1k more from me...
You better go to msi service center and ask them directly, tirupati lists msi as their product, go to them and buy from them directly, atleast ask for warranty information, do not buy from websites blindly, they sometime import parallel and hassle with warranty, eg: akshay enterprises kolkata imports xfx other than rashi

Our Products, also when buying from store ask them about which service center will accept rma and then directly go to them or call them, the hw business here is a shady business with a lack of official presence of hw companies here, so better watch out.

Guys, the sellers @chandni have become butchers (at least to new faces).:sad: Although I was a bit late to go there today, still, the shops I visited gave kinda the same answers. Vedant shocked me the most. I saw that cyclone on the shelf as well, but they asked for 14.5k+VAT. :muttering: What else is available? Oh right, the palit one @13.5k+VAT. The rest of the shops I entered (Technocrat, Starcomp, Eastern Logica, MD computers) told me that they don't have anything except Palit (and that too around the same price as Vedant...or even higher). MD comp said that they have Palit and Zotac @13.2k+VAT and they're taking pre-orders for the MSI Cyclone @14.1k+VAT, and it'll take 2 days to get it. I mean, what the hell?? I thought I'd get the the Cyclone at the price of Palit. God knows what I'm gonna do.
Well, the msi is an oc'd card and has better cooling, the vendors know that people who aim at cyclone actually know the reviews and will pay premium for it, the 1k premium is a bit overkill, but 500/- is the premium you need to pay atleast to get it.
 
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Anx02

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I've finally bought the MSI GTX460 1GB OC from SMC International online @13.6k (incl. tax, shipping). It feels good not to give those scumbags of chandni 14.1k+VAT (comes down to 14.6k) for the same thing. About the warranty, MSI has listed "Smartlink Network Systems" in their website for its service centers nationwide. I gave the Kolkata branch a call this morning and the guy said that I'd probably only require the invoice/bill in case of warranty issues. So hopefully I'm safe on that part.

As per the last mail I received from SMC...they've already dispatched the thing. Gonna have a hard time waiting to lay my hands on it. :grin:
 

tkin

Back to school!!
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I've finally bought the MSI GTX460 1GB OC from SMC International online @13.6k (incl. tax, shipping). It feels good not to give those scumbags of chandni 14.1k+VAT (comes down to 14.6k) for the same thing. About the warranty, MSI has listed "Smartlink Network Systems" in their website for its service centers nationwide. I gave the Kolkata branch a call this morning and the guy said that I'd probably only require the invoice/bill in case of warranty issues. So hopefully I'm safe on that part.

As per the last mail I received from SMC...they've already dispatched the thing. Gonna have a hard time waiting to lay my hands on it. :grin:
Did you ask them if they would give warranty to products bought from websites? Sometimes these websites imports directly from abroad(akshay enterprises, xfx) and then official distros refuse to warrant them(rashi refused to rma my HD5850 as it was a parallel import by akshay straight from hong-kong), don't want to scare you but trying to be sure about that, planning to upgrade my system in 2011 and planning on going sli,, since evga is not available and palit is crappy, suppose msi is the only option remaining for nVidia(no asus, gigabyte, pov)
 

quad_core

CyberdyneSystems Model101
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Hi... was going to buy gtx460.... was shocked by the price.. in pune, the dealer told 15.2K for zotac 1GB...now, guess i will have to order online ....
 

Anx02

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Did you ask them if they would give warranty to products bought from websites? Sometimes these websites imports directly from abroad(akshay enterprises, xfx) and then official distros refuse to warrant them(rashi refused to rma my HD5850 as it was a parallel import by akshay straight from hong-kong), don't want to scare you but trying to be sure about that, planning to upgrade my system in 2011 and planning on going sli,, since evga is not available and palit is crappy, suppose msi is the only option remaining for nVidia(no asus, gigabyte, pov)

No I didn't ask about buying anything specifically from a 'website'. I just asked about buying from New Delhi. Before that I called the customer support of SMC where they told me about the service centers of MSI and there's one in Kolkata which I made sure by calling them. Now I believe that whether bought from a website or a shop counter, I'm supposed to get an invoice/bill (like what we get from from ebay sellers). So in that case, I shouldn't have any trouble. Well, it's all logic as well as luck I'm depending on by buying from SMC, but I still don't think giving the extra 1k here would be worth it.

From my experience, MSI's products, as well as their customer service are quite good. Once one of my friend's PC was almost fried by a lightning bolt that destroyed his house's power lines. His UPS and PSU were entirely gone, while his mobo's (MSI) LAN and audio chip were damaged only. The PC was working fine with another PSU. He hesitated for a few days and then took it to the dealer he bought the mobo from who got him a replacement for the board in a week or two. So I guess it speaks for MSI.

And you want a story of XFX/Akshay? Well, I can give you one. I gave my old XFX 8800GT (bought 2 years back) for RMA because of overheating last April to akshay enterprises. The guy in charge there said it'll take 2 weeks. But each week I'd call him, he'd just avoid me by giving absurd reasons like neighbour's death, customs issues etc. (absurd because later I found that other people had heard the same excuses...in different times). Then after 4 intolerable months, a few weeks back, he told me that he still has not received any 8800GT, but instead he has received a bunch of 8800GTXs. So what's the deal? I gotta pay him 1.5k and take a GTX if I want, as according to him the GTX is 3 times faster than the GT (so not true!), or wait till infinity to get a 8800GT. I almost gone crazy without playing any games for the last few months, so I took it. And see now, that has kicked the bucket within a month (artifacting, freezing up). The warranty was over the last May. So I don't know what akshay's gonna do about this. I'll just be happy if I get my 1.5k back from them.

And if I'm not wrong, rashi isn't that much reputed either for the RMA policies and blabla, isn't it? So my friend, seeing where we stand, I doubt if there's anything/anyone believable here at all...

P.S. - Sorry for the long post.
 

tkin

Back to school!!
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No I didn't ask about buying anything specifically from a 'website'. I just asked about buying from New Delhi. Before that I called the customer support of SMC where they told me about the service centers of MSI and there's one in Kolkata which I made sure by calling them. Now I believe that whether bought from a website or a shop counter, I'm supposed to get an invoice/bill (like what we get from from ebay sellers). So in that case, I shouldn't have any trouble. Well, it's all logic as well as luck I'm depending on by buying from SMC, but I still don't think giving the extra 1k here would be worth it.

From my experience, MSI's products, as well as their customer service are quite good. Once one of my friend's PC was almost fried by a lightning bolt that destroyed his house's power lines. His UPS and PSU were entirely gone, while his mobo's (MSI) LAN and audio chip were damaged only. The PC was working fine with another PSU. He hesitated for a few days and then took it to the dealer he bought the mobo from who got him a replacement for the board in a week or two. So I guess it speaks for MSI.

And you want a story of XFX/Akshay? Well, I can give you one. I gave my old XFX 8800GT (bought 2 years back) for RMA because of overheating last April to akshay enterprises. The guy in charge there said it'll take 2 weeks. But each week I'd call him, he'd just avoid me by giving absurd reasons like neighbour's death, customs issues etc. (absurd because later I found that other people had heard the same excuses...in different times). Then after 4 intolerable months, a few weeks back, he told me that he still has not received any 8800GT, but instead he has received a bunch of 8800GTXs. So what's the deal? I gotta pay him 1.5k and take a GTX if I want, as according to him the GTX is 3 times faster than the GT (so not true!), or wait till infinity to get a 8800GT. I almost gone crazy without playing any games for the last few months, so I took it. And see now, that has kicked the bucket within a month (artifacting, freezing up). The warranty was over the last May. So I don't know what akshay's gonna do about this. I'll just be happy if I get my 1.5k back from them.

And if I'm not wrong, rashi isn't that much reputed either for the RMA policies and blabla, isn't it? So my friend, seeing where we stand, I doubt if there's anything/anyone believable here at all...

P.S. - Sorry for the long post.
I know about akshay and rashi, have dealt with akshay about my HD5850, they behaved very good to me but a few days later my friend took a 8800GT to them and faced the same harassment as you did, seems they hassle customers with gpu that is more than one year old(like 8800GT, 8600GT), so they are out of my list.

MSI for me then, planning to get a nVidia based msi gpu in a few months, hopefully nVidia will release a full 384 shader GF104 by then(GTX475 anyone?), now looking for customers to hawk off my XFX HD5850 for 13k.
 

janitha

Wise Old Owl
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No I didn't ask about buying anything specifically from a 'website'. I just asked about buying from New Delhi. Before that I called the customer support of SMC where they told me about the service centers of MSI and there's one in Kolkata which I made sure by calling them. Now I believe that whether bought from a website or a shop counter, I'm supposed to get an invoice/bill (like what we get from from ebay sellers). So in that case, I shouldn't have any trouble. Well, it's all logic as well as luck I'm depending on by buying from SMC, but I still don't think giving the extra 1k here would be worth it.

Having seen members posting good opinion about SMC in other popular forums, I had bought one MSI 5570 1GB online from SMC few months back. The box had importers sticker (Acro Engineering Company), got proper VAT paid bill and was charged only the amount shown in their website. (ie., no extra VAT or shipping charges) In short, it was a good buying experience.
 

Anx02

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I know about akshay and rashi, have dealt with akshay about my HD5850, they behaved very good to me but a few days later my friend took a 8800GT to them and faced the same harassment as you did, seems they hassle customers with gpu that is more than one year old(like 8800GT, 8600GT), so they are out of my list.
Well, who'd want to have their gfx cards screwed up within a year? That's just a pathetic excuse for akshay/rashi for providing the old card holders like us with such a poor service.

MSI for me then, planning to get a nVidia based msi gpu in a few months, hopefully nVidia will release a full 384 shader GF104 by then(GTX475 anyone?), now looking for customers to hawk off my XFX HD5850 for 13k.
Yep, I'd also say go with MSI (buying online or not).

Having seen members posting good opinion about SMC in other popular forums, I had bought one MSI 5570 1GB online from SMC few months back. The box had importers sticker (Acro Engineering Company), got proper VAT paid bill and was charged only the amount shown in their website. (ie., no extra VAT or shipping charges) In short, it was a good buying experience.
Thanks, that boosted my confidence a bit. :smile:
 

topgear

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If you buy online or have someone to bring it for you from some other country you won't get local warranty.
 

DigitalDude

PhotonAttack
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^^^ if you have a vat paid bill you can get warranty anywhere in India at the product's service centres even if you buy online. only if you buy from abroad you won't get warranty in India.. but there is international warranty for some products like asus laptops, Intel processors etc.


btw SMC is very good and safe I have ordered 2X1TB WD10FAEX drives, an Asus motherboard and received them with proper bill and best packing I have seen from purchasing online. currently I have ordered the GTX460 hawk... it's out of stock though so waiting.


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Revolution

Wise Old Owl
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Things r different here in Kolkata.
For example,Tirupati does not take any product for RMA if they were not sold by them...
 

tushargupta

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Hi to all

I need some suggestion about CPU upgradation. Recently i upgraded GPU to Sapphire 5670 1GB . Now as per system score of windows 7 CPU is the bottleneck with lowest score of 4.9 among all PC componenets. GPU score is 7. Ram and HDD are in range of 5.5 - 6.
Would a CPU upgradation will give better 3D gaming performance in latest games?
Primary PC use - Gaming.
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
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Hi to all

I need some suggestion about CPU upgradation. Recently i upgraded GPU to Sapphire 5670 1GB . Now as per system score of windows 7 CPU is the bottleneck with lowest score of 4.9 among all PC componenets. GPU score is 7. Ram and HDD are in range of 5.5 - 6.
Would a CPU upgradation will give better 3D gaming performance in latest games?
Primary PC use - Gaming.

first of all this is not a thread for discussing upgrades to other components other than graphic cards. start a new one. also if you want to upgrade your cpu you need to get a new mobo (your current is am2 socket which is dead) and preferably ram. please give your budget.

What is SMC and how and where do I contact them?

smcinternational.in
 
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newway01

Journeyman
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Hi, I need some help with gpu.. I was running with onboard graphics and now looking for a gpu to spice up the system. I am going in for a used mid range gpu- one from Nvidia 9 series,86XX,88XX or Radeon hd series..My budget is around 1 - 2.5k for a used one, depending on the performance..My system config is as below:

Amd Athlon 3800+
2gb 800mhz ram
Onboard 128mb Ati 1150
450w generic psu
500 gig HDD

Please suggest one suitable card for me..I wish to play NFS Shift and Undercover at medium high settings (1024x768 res will do)... Also if anyone have their gpu up for sale, let me know thru pm..
Thanks..
 

topgear

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^^ if your mobo has a pci-e slot then For 2.5k get a new 9500GT 512MB DDR2 edition card - brands to look for is Palit or Sparkle.

^^^ if you have a vat paid bill you can get warranty anywhere in India at the product's service centres even if you buy online. only if you buy from abroad you won't get warranty in India.. but there is international warranty for some products like asus laptops, Intel processors etc.


btw SMC is very good and safe I have ordered 2X1TB WD10FAEX drives, an Asus motherboard and received them with proper bill and best packing I have seen from purchasing online. currently I have ordered the GTX460 hawk... it's out of stock though so waiting.


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Things r different here in Kolkata.
For example,Tirupati does not take any product for RMA if they were not sold by them...

There are three types of warranty Local, National and International.

Now some distributors don't accept products for for RMA you've bought it in some other state.

Here Revolution gave you an example and I've heard that Aditya Infotech ( Distributor of Sapphire ) don't provides warranty if you've bought it online or from some other state - to obtain warranty you must have a local bill.

So they provides local warranty only - now for eg. Zion Rams provides nation wide warranty or at-least they claim so in the advertisements.

And some laptop companies like you said provides international warranty on some models or you can buy extended international warranty.
 
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