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post #11 of 46
How many have actually rma'd with Sapphire? They charge you to RMA and you pay for shipping.

Quit repeating what others post.

For AMD cards, XFX is the best and only manufacturer with lifetime warranty.
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post #12 of 46
XFX is horrid, visiontek is alright. MSI is good, but RMA kinnda sucks. ASUS is good. Sapphire is good but can suck at time. Powercolour is just sexy and are awesome.


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How many have actually rma'd with Sapphire? They charge you to RMA and you pay for shipping.

Quit repeating what others post.

For AMD cards, XFX is the best and only manufacturer with lifetime warranty.
XFX has raped so many people it's not funny.
    
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post #13 of 46
While I don't think Sapphire's RMA process is that great, their cards are very high quality. MSI and Asus are good too, but I'd stay away from XFX and their "lifetime" warranty.
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post #14 of 46
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I'm guessing you're not in the US then. They're equally as available as any of the other brands mentioned here.
i am in the US

sorry i'll take back what i said...basically what i meant to say

every time i type in 6950 or 6970 or even older generation 5870s or what not...i always see MSI, XFX, sapphire first...I'm not sure why. But i'm guessing cuz they are more readily available?
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post #15 of 46
I've had RMA experiences with MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte and I really think these companies are great, can't speak for the others. Gigabyte is a little sluggish in terms of response but they get the job done. I agree that their serial based warranties is great.

As far as XFX goes, they sent me the same card back twice and forced me to pay shipping until finally after an uncountable number of messages they finally sent me a different working card. Another time they told me I couldn't transfer the double lifetime warranty since the card had been RMA'd once.
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post #16 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
How many have actually rma'd with Sapphire? They charge you to RMA and you pay for shipping.

Quit repeating what others post.

For AMD cards, XFX is the best and only manufacturer with lifetime warranty.
They don't charge you to RMA as long as you have an invoice....

Also every company makes you pay for shipping....
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post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
They don't charge you to RMA as long as you have an invoice....

Also every company makes you pay for shipping....
yeah this is pretty standard in the industry....i think after 30 days or something, they require you to ship it....but if you just got it, they should take care of you...or the dealer you bought it from
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post #18 of 46
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i am in the US

sorry i'll take back what i said...basically what i meant to say

every time i type in 6950 or 6970 or even older generation 5870s or what not...i always see MSI, XFX, sapphire first...I'm not sure why. But i'm guessing cuz they are more readily available?
Depends on the retailer and what they're buying stock of really.
Unless you meant around the forums, then that's more of a reflection on what you're seeing people buy / what the brand de-jour is for a given topic.

In either event some of the brands you're not seeing as much are just as available, just gotta look around
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post #19 of 46
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so only msi, gigabyte, asus are ones with serial warranties? serial warranties mean you can get service no matter what...as long as its THEIR product and doesn't matter where you got it from?
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so only msi, gigabyte, asus are ones with serial warranties? serial warranties mean you can get service no matter what...as long as its THEIR product and doesn't matter where you got it from?
Yeah. Powercolour also has a serial warranty, and I recommend them.
    
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