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Poll Results: Which one is better? XFX or Powercolor 6990

 
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    Powercolor
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    XFX
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59548&vpn=HD6990%204GBD5-M4D&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1097

Definately powercool! 90 bucks off!
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post #13 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerLord;13340778 
XFX has made questionable ethical choices in the past year, a search even on these forums will show it easily enough.

I've only had one PowerColor card, a 5870, and had to RMA it a year after use, and it was replaced quickly (though it did get a few days for the RMA request to be approved). Turnaround time was 10 calendar days from Canada.

Do you plan to watercool the card? If you did have to RMA the PowerColor card, I'd simply stick the original cooler back on and ship it out. Unless they put little stickers in their screws like XFX does, how will they know you replaced the cooler? A job well done won't leave any mark.

For the 70$ savings, I'd go with PowerColor as I upgrade my GPU every 2-3 years anyway.

I do plan on putting a waterblock on it in the next few months. Summertime coming soon >_<;;
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post #14 of 31
If they were the same price then the XFX for sure, but since it's a large sum I'd go with the PowerColor.
    
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post #15 of 31
Powercolor uses a hidden warranty void sticker on the backplate.
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I ended up picking up the XFX. I just felt like I needed the coverage for watercooling
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Originally Posted by jummies;13346002 
I ended up picking up the XFX. I just felt like I needed the coverage for watercooling

Sounds good. I would read the warranty if you're looking into aftermarket cooling (I am, just to be sure). I thought this was interesting:
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** XFX has carefully selected the optimal thermal or fansink component for your graphics card model. We do not encourage the removal of components due to damage that may result in the process. XFX understands that some enthusiasts may choose to replace the original component with their own cooling solution. To support the gaming community, we recommend that you contact XFX prior to any modifications so that we can update your profile and product registration to avoid potential issues with warranty support. In addition, XFX support will be able to walk through the installation with you or provide feedback and pointers on available options for your specific product. You may even consider shipping your components to XFX and allow the technicians at XFX to perform the modification for you (shipping charges to XFX apply).
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post #18 of 31
Only a clueless idiot would actually say XFX given what they've being doing recently.
    
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As bad as XFX can be I would still take them over many other brands.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerLord;13340778 
XFX has made questionable ethical choices in the past year, a search even on these forums will show it easily enough.

I've only had one PowerColor card, a 5870, and had to RMA it a year after use, and it was replaced quickly (though it did get a few days for the RMA request to be approved). Turnaround time was 10 calendar days from Canada.

Do you plan to watercool the card? If you did have to RMA the PowerColor card, I'd simply stick the original cooler back on and ship it out. Unless they put little stickers in their screws like XFX does, how will they know you replaced the cooler? A job well done won't leave any mark.

For the 70$ savings, I'd go with PowerColor as I upgrade my GPU every 2-3 years anyway.

Only thing it'll show is your lack of skill with the search button.
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Originally Posted by jummies;13340840 
I do plan on putting a waterblock on it in the next few months. Summertime coming soon >_<;;

XFX is water friendly. They also will warranty the card when running unlocked.

I don't know Powercolor's stance on the switch but it's pretty important where they stand on it but from whats out there they don't cover it. PC's warranty service pretty good though but their hiding a void sticker under the serial number preventing a backplate removal is a pretty dastardly move.
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