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I would just get a 6970 or a GTX 570. I don't like crossfire.


Why exactly dont you like crossfire?

I do understand you lose a bit of performance out of the other card, but the 6970 is TOO EXPENSIVE. Plus, I'd rather stick with ATI, so 570s are out.
    
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I would go with the HIS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161369

Better warranty overall as they send you a new card back when you RMA.
I would have recommended ASUS but I am now on my 5th time sending a 4850 back to them to get replaced.

After hearing that a person has been trying to get a card back from XFX for over 500 days now I would avoid them.
I think you won me over with the HIS, however... Why did you send your card back so many times?
    
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Why exactly dont you like crossfire?

I do understand you lose a bit of performance out of the other card, but the 6970 is TOO EXPENSIVE. Plus, I'd rather stick with ATI, so 570s are out.
How is the 6970 to expensive? You plan on buying 2 6870's. 2 of them are $400. One 6970 is around $400...

Crossfire sometimes has problems with some games. Also sometimes their is micro-stutter.
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How is the 6970 to expensive? You plan on buying 2 6870's. 2 of them are $400. One 6970 is around $400...

Crossfire sometimes has problems with some games. Also sometimes their is micro-stutter.
ahh Nevermind, I thought you said 6990. Today has been a long on for me.
    
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The 6870s run great. I have a pair and they best bang for buck IMO. The 6870X2 is too pricey, but allows triple or quad CrossfireX like a 6990. MSI, HIS, Asus, Gigabyte and Sapphire are generally the best brands IMO.
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I think you won me over with the HIS, however... Why did you send your card back so many times?

My original card was artifacting under any type of 3d application, so i sent it in to get repaired. About a week and half later I got my same card back still with the same problem, I had to make a youtube video showing them what it was doing. Sent it back in and they sent me back a 4850 TOP, put it in and tried it out, the card squeals like a pig under load. So I called back and talked to a tech who set me up with an advanced RMA. they sent me another TOP card back and lo and behold there were two resistors near one of the memory chips halfway soldered on, called and complained and sent that card in to get replaced. I get that same card back with the same damage.

I called back and got transferred to their level 3 support who had me send it back to a supervisor to get this taken care of, waiting to see what next week holds.
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My original card was artifacting under any type of 3d application, so i sent it in to get repaired. About a week and half later I got my same card back still with the same problem, I had to make a youtube video showing them what it was doing. Sent it back in and they sent me back a 4850 TOP, put it in and tried it out, the card squeals like a pig under load. So I called back and talked to a tech who set me up with an advanced RMA. they sent me another TOP card back and lo and behold there were two resistors near one of the memory chips halfway soldered on, called and complained and sent that card in to get replaced. I get that same card back with the same damage.

I called back and got transferred to their level 3 support who had me send it back to a supervisor to get this taken care of, waiting to see what next week holds.
Sounds like a load of painful days without gaming... Sorry to hear about your bad luck.
    
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I think you won me over with the HIS, however... Why did you send your card back so many times?
HIS warranty
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years


XFX warranty
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime

you do the math plus HIS has worst rma support i have ever dealt with it took them almost 6 months to replace my 3650 and when they did they charged me for it because they waited too long so the warranty ended.

i have had 2 XFX cards and never had a problem with customer support chances are the people who are having a hard time did something to the card so XFX is refusing an RMA.

EDIT also if you think XFX is bad look at EVGA they are intentionally damaging motherboards to get out of RMA's

Edited by philhalo66 - 7/24/11 at 10:12pm
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Sounds like a load of painful days without gaming... Sorry to hear about your bad luck.
Yeah been shipping cards back and forth since April.

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HIS warranty
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years



you do the math plus HIS has worst rma support i have ever dealt with it took them almost 6 months to replace my 3650 and when they did they charged me for it because they waited too long so the warranty ended.

I rather take a quality 2 year warranty over a pitiful lifetime warranty gimmick.
I RMA'd a 5850 to HIS and had it back within 3 weeks brand new in box. So no complaints there.
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