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I've seen a couple of these, but they were rather old, so I figured why not? I don't hold very educated opinions here, so I'm curious what you guys think. Been seeing a lot of good things about the MSI Lightnings, though, so I think I'll drop a vote on them, but I'm a bit bias towards evga

Let the battle begin. Who've you had good luck with and why would you vote for them as current best manufacturer, and if you want, their best model?
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post #2 of 23
MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte all have some really awesome higher tier cards (Frozr III, DCII and SOC), and serial based warranties so they are who I look to first. Tend to prefer MSI for aesthetic reasons.
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For NVIDIA
1st> msi (gtx580 lightning)
2nd> asus (gtx580 direct cuII)
3rd> evga (gtx580 DS superclocked)
For AMD
1st> msi (hd6970 lightning)
2nd> asus (hd6970 direct cuII)
3rd> sapphire (hd6970)
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New: EVGA
Used: Asus>Msi>Gigbyte>Evga

Evga has lifetime warrenty based on purchase, so their my first pick. Used however your screwed, which goes leads me to Asus due to great quality builds.
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post #5 of 23
XFX for AMD cards
EVGA for Nvidia
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post #6 of 23
Got to be MSI.
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post #7 of 23
Diamond and HIS make great cards.
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MSI > ASUS > GIGABYTE > EVGA

used to be a big fan of EVGA but now that I'm into silent pc's MSI are the way to go with their TF2
    
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Msi left a bad taste in my mouth after my 9600gt incident so I tend o stay away from them now but there lightning cards are vary good, bfg was my favorite befor they went out of biz. But right now I'm really liking my HIS 6950 shafted unlocked at 930/1425 card tops out at 68c under load with 65% fan cant wait for my water cooling parts to come in to try to push it to 1000 core
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post #10 of 23
MSI, Asus, Sapphire.

My favorite would have to be MSI, because they make great reference and non-reference cards, and tend to be easier to overclock because of their often unlocked voltage.
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