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post #51 of 97
I had absolutely no problems with their RMA service, but their GPU fans are terrible. The one on my first card kept buzzing and the one on my current card has a bearing issue. Before I took it apart yesterday and applied some penetrating oil to the bearing, the fan wouldn't start by itself. When I boot up my computer and Windows starts up, I had to open my case and spin the fan by hand to get it to start.

Edit: To be honest, I can't say for sure that THEIR fans are terrible, since it is a reference design, after all. It could be a manufacturing flaw, though. I only had it for about 6 months before it started giving me problems and they should be rated for at least 40,000 hours or something like that.
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post #52 of 97
Whatever happened to NCspec? Did the XFX hitmen finally get him?
post #53 of 97
I will never buy an XFX again, their PSU took out my whole computer and the support guy was really nasty to me, he got mad when I blamed the PSU and called me an idiot, he claimed it was more likely for a graphics card or motherboard to take out the whole PC, including hard drives. I got back a refurbished unit with globs of glue on it. :/

I also refuse to buy ASUS, because the PSU incident was 9 months ago and I still don't have a working replacement from them, and they tried playing the bent pins game with me until I threatened to get the BBB involved.(they sent me a broken board in the RMA and tried to charge almost full price for a replacement.)
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Search here on OCN, you will find them.

here is one example:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ent-worse.html

They have only gotten worse since. Companies do not get better very quickly. takes then MONTHS.
I do refuse to buy XFX now after reading that thread linked...

That was absolutely ridiculous...
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post #55 of 97
Ive had my HD 5770 XFX for 2 years almost. No problems. Its starting to get louder now, but i leave my PC on 24/7 lately.
post #56 of 97
Their PSU's are good. But really they owe that to SeaSonic.
They used to be good with Nvidia, now I would be highly weary of buying one of their products.
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Yeah, I avoid XFX and eVGA.
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post #58 of 97
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Originally Posted by Nutty Pumpkin View Post
I do refuse to buy XFX now after reading that thread linked...

That was absolutely ridiculous...
lol @ that thread.

Did you see the youtube video?

They actually sent his replacement board in a garbage bag, that is awesome.
    
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post #59 of 97
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
maybe if people had an IQ over that of a rock then they would know enough to register the card within 30 days, i registered my 6950 and 4870 and both have lifetime warranty.

what I'm trying to say is if you didn't register within 30 days then its your fault for not reading the warranty info card every hardware manufacturer on earth requires registering within 30 days for full warranty benefits.

i personally only buy XFX cards especially after my last run in with EVGA
Sorry, but I have to disagree. The "every hardware manufacturer on earth" argument doesn't hold water. I have never had a problem with MSI, Sapphire, intel, amd, western digital or any other hardware maker by not registering.

It reminds me of the jewelers that sell you a warranty that will void if you don't bring the jewelry in for inspection every 6 months. Why should I have to register it if I have proof that I bought it on a specific date? I'll tell you why, because many people will not realize they need to, and XFX gets out of covering those products. Scammy and scummy if you ask me. You either support your products or you don't. Period.
post #60 of 97
XFX has never even been on my potential buy list. But since hearing some of the horror stories about customer service they will probably never be on it.
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