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Poll Results: ZOTAC AMP 480 GTX or ASUS 480 GTX

 
  • 40% (24)
    ZOTAC AMP 480 GTX $289.99 After rebate shipped
  • 59% (35)
    ASUS 480 GTX $276.99 After rebate shipped
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post #51 of 68

GTX 570 TFIII is available at Amazon for $329 right now...

post #52 of 68
Asus is recommended a lot because they have amazing warranty and customer service. I don't know how Zotac fairs in this matter.
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post #53 of 68
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Sounds like the Zotac is the way to go for 12 bucks more.

If its too hot ill declock it to the reference specs and it will still be fast and run even cooler.
    
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Asus is recommended a lot because they have amazing warranty and customer service. I don't know how Zotac fairs in this matter.
Ive heard good things about zotac products and customer service. It the top selling 480 gtx on newegg.
    
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post #55 of 68
I don't go by newegg reviews at all since I just don't trust them. From what I have seen, Asus' return policy is amazing and turn around is very fast from what users have said here on OCN. Also considering their repair depots are everywhere. Zotac may be very good too, I don't know, I just haven't seen people reflecting it on this forum.

I'm just saying you can't go wrong with Asus. Zotac may be a great option as well.
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post #56 of 68
Quote:
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Asus is recommended a lot because they have amazing warranty and customer service. I don't know how Zotac fairs in this matter.
Asus has amazing warranty and customer service? Really because that's not what I've heard.
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post #57 of 68
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Companies not withstanding.

Out of box the Zotac appears to be a better product and reviews point to it being alot cooler. The asus is 12 bucks cheaper, quiet, exhuast out my case which has poor airflow but will get abit better. Reguardless it a hot card and my cooling will only keep it at bay and overclocking will be limited till I get some better flow.

The Asus has been reported a very good overclocker stock (800 reported) probably due to the overvolt feature and the Zotac seems to be average the same numbers due to the cooling.

The question is, is the 12 dollors more worth the non reference cooling which can lead to higher overclocks, yet the lack of the overvolt, overclock software and 2 year warrently vs 3 year asus and no external exhuast?
    
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post #58 of 68
If you only care about the performance, the Zotac card is the way to go.
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post #59 of 68
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Companies not withstanding.

Out of box the Zotac appears to be a better product and reviews point to it being alot cooler. The asus is 12 bucks cheaper, quiet, exhuast out my case which has poor airflow but will get abit better. Reguardless it a hot card and my cooling will only keep it at bay and overclocking will be limited till I get some better flow.

The Asus has been reported a very good overclocker stock (800 reported) probably due to the overvolt feature and the Zotac seems to be average the same numbers due to the cooling.

The question is, is the 12 dollors more worth the non reference cooling which can lead to higher overclocks, yet the lack of the overvolt, overclock software and 2 year warrently vs 3 year asus and no external exhuast?
Don't worry about that, you can modify the card BIOS (it's very easy, trust me) and use MSI Afterburner to put more voltage through that card. If I were you, I would go with the non-reference cooler unless if I had plans to water cool the card, but even I water-cooled a non-reference GTX 480, and everything is all good with me.

In the end, though, I'd go with the Zotac AMP! Edition of the GTX 480 - better cooling (but takes up three expansion slots) for only $12 extra.
 
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post #60 of 68
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Water cooling isnt happening.

The Zotac ftw!!!

Voting seemed pointless because I didnt get the reasons from all the voters.

It 6:05z right now at 6:20z im going to finalize my order.

Last chance for anyone to get their last minute facts in and try to persuade me.
    
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