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post #71 of 97
i dont mind XFX.
i had a XFX8800GT and it was ok, not as good as my BFG (RIP BFG) 8800GT OC. that card OC'd like a beast
after i sold that i bought a REFERENCE HD4890. it was AMAZING. voltage control, VRM temp monitoring, mem temp monitoring...it was just sexy. then i killed it by static methinks.
i RMA'd it (super long story) and after a little fedex 'return to sender' snafu, i got a CRAPTASTIC bad batch 4890 a month after i sent my sexy 4890. cooling sucked, and it ARTIFACTED right out of the box.
sent that back, and another month later i got a XFX 5830, which is pretty dam good beleive it or not. Trixx supported voltage control on it, and it OC'd to 940Mhz core .

my XFX 6870 is reference, and it has voltage control so 1Ghz is EASY on this guy. but im avoiding non ref XFX cards from now on tho.

XFX is always hit or miss. theyre OK, but i prefer MSI/ASUS/EVGA/BFG much more
    
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I will never purchase XFX. My family will never purchase anything XFX as never will my friends. I will never recommend an XFX product even if that's for a job.

Part of your job is also informing the customer of products. For example if one is notoriously better serviced than the other. I think with effort you can sell around that and if ignorance wants to prevail. You tried.
Edited by HarryBahzack - 7/24/11 at 9:24pm
post #73 of 97
The way I see it, it's in the service as opposed to the products themselves. Every brand has a defect rate, it just seems that XFX has had a number of customers dissatisfied with the service relating to RMA's.

I happen to have one XFX product currently, a reference cooled 5770 that I picked up for $102 after rebate. It was by far the cheapest 5770 available at the time and so far I've had no issues.

That said, Asus, Sapphire and MSI are typically my 3 brands of choice when buying GPU's.
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post #74 of 97
Will not buy XFX again.
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post #75 of 97
I,m always willing to try new products and companys if it looks like something that maybe worth it-i gave xfx a try on a new 5870 a while ago-it toasted in 2 weeks, i never realised there were so manny excuses a company could give not to honor there warrenty. I finaly just said ok, and took the hit. to bad they lost out on manny sales from me. No i will never buy nor recomend xfx products.
    
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post #76 of 97
I dont mind XFX and most of the time i go for the cheapest reference and XFX is always the most expensive one for some reason. Well you got to pay for worst customer support.
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post #77 of 97
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Yeah, I avoid XFX and eVGA.

I have been an EVGA customer for quite a while. My GTX 260 blew up a while ago. 5 minutes on the phone, had an RMA in the process PLUS SHIPPING PAID FOR SINCE I WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT at the time. shipped my card to them and 5 days later the new one came that was a BETTER REVISION than the one I had.

Contacted them about my 560Ti and the diode I had buzzed, and they are in the process of supplying me information as to what it does ^_^

Had a friend who's 9800GTX+ broke after 2 or so years (VRM blew) and they sent him a GTX 550Ti a week later.

To me, EVGA has the best service EVER... Well Apple has the best, then EVGA.

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I dont mind XFX and most of the time i go for the cheapest reference and XFX is always the most expensive one for some reason. Well you got to pay for worst customer support.
Yep. That is why I don't touch them. Period!
 
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I wouldn't buy any of their products to many other good companies out there.
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post #79 of 97
The only thing I would consider buying from XFX is their triple monitor stand. A buddy of mine just bought one and it is really nice. I wont buy a card from them.
post #80 of 97
I don't really mind buying XFX, but my favorite brands are Asus, MSI, Gigabyte.
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