PhoenixEnigma wrote:The only thing I'd watch for is the rebate - based on the reviews, getting it from MSI might be a bit hit or miss, although that's hardly unusual for MIRs in general.
Update re: the rebate: I did go with the GT520 and have had my rebate approved, though not without some effort and still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. Apparently MSI will not accept the Packing List that Newegg sends you as an acceptable invoice, so my first rebate application was denied for reason of missing documentation, with a note that I could try one more time. I looked around on Newegg and found where I could print an invoice that is actually called an invoice, and has a little bit more information; sent that in with another copy of the rebate request, and was approved shortly after.
It seems like a lot of the grief people have had stems from communication problems, and people demanding that the packing list be accepted, either because they are stubborn or just don't know they can easily print out a more detailed invoice from their account, plus MSI formerly not allowing rebate re-submission where now it seems they give you a second chance.
If the rebate does arrive some time this coming week as it's supposed to, I will tentatively say that MSI has gotten a bit of a bad rap by some impatient reviewers. We'll see.
EDIT: Prepaid VISA arrived yesterday. So that's good.