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post #11 of 23
I really like what XFX did with the 5770 because they provided a full almost reference cooler but their 6990 didnt do the same for me.

Most cards though its gotta be MSI and Sapphire for me then.
MSI=Sapphire>XFX=HIS

Nvidia = EVGA. Love their designs!
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I've only ever had eVGA and I've had nothing but fantastic cards from them. I have also heard amazing things about the MSI Twin Frozr cards and am considering that for my next build when Kepler comes out. Asus is also a great company. I've never used ATI cards so I'm not sure about the red team...
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post #13 of 23
Reference Nvidia or water cooling, EVGA. Otherwise Asus. Only thing I really like about MSI is Afterburner, I'm not a big fan of their coolers.
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post #14 of 23
eVGA.

Staff that actually know what they're talking about and are based here in the States so their English is understandable.

Yeah call me what you will, but when I call up customer service, I enjoy being able to understand what the technician is trying to say to rectify my issue.
    
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post #16 of 23
I'm all about MSI
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post #17 of 23
TTBOMK, the only companies that truly *make* (at least some of their) cards (meaning they are the ones who physically put the traces, components, chips, etc onto the PCB) are:

MSI (both)
Gigabyte (both)
Asus (both)
Palit/Gainward (nV)
Sapphire (AMD)

And then I'm sure there's various card makers that sell to others but don't market cards with their own name, like Foxconn.

The rest of the companies out there (again, TTBOMK) just sell re-branded cards that were 'made' by others, sometimes changing the cooler and clocks and such but not really 'making' them in the literal sense. These include:
EVGA
XFX
Visiontek
Diamond
HIS
Powercolor
and the venerable BFG (RIP).

The remaining companies I'm unsure of in terms of whether they actually 'make' anything: PNY (think not), Sparkle (think they might), Zotac (think not), and Galaxy (think they might).

Again, this is strictly to the best of my knowledge, and if someone knows differently, I'd be delighted if they shared their insights on the subject.

Personally I like MSI, GB, and Asus because I always end up selling my cards long before they die, so the non-serial based warranty works better for me.
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post #18 of 23
I really like ASUS cards as they're wery durable, atleast for me.
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post #19 of 23
I've had the best customer service from EVGA, as far as design wise the MSI Lightning is legendary, asus's DCII cooler is a brave move and looks pretty cool
    
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post #20 of 23
ASUS video cards are my favorite.
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