If you are outside of the 90 day period it is. I personally would never use the step-up program unless I have a spare GPU laying around, I couldn't stand having my computer sitting around doing nothing for 2-3 weeks.
If you use their Step-Up Program, the non-transferable warranty isn't really an issue.
This is true, but it offers some flexibility. Should the user resell the card and that person wants to overclock and option is available without voiding the warranty.
And if the OP doesn't plan on overclocking, I doubt they plan on modding.
As far as overclocking goes, how do you know the OP won't be overclocking?
This is very true. Though I'm not if shipping charges are covered within the USA, I know they are not outside of the states.
As the OP is ordering from Newegg, they can't live outside the US.
Edited by james_8970, 11 February 2008 - 10:45 AM.