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This is not how product research works. You use testimonials from other users to determine this not just in both product function and performance, but also in service. Now quit being a hater hater as people who dislike have XFX have just cause and are flexing their consumer rights and choices.
This pretty much is it, Although I've only dealt with a few companies myself I have been pretty happy with the turn out of the customer service.

Specially intel, I'll give em credit since I sent them back this chopped up CPU fan (never used it and needed a 4 pin cable =o) and they replaced my burned out CPU and sent me back a new Cooler.

Samsung, Desktop HDD broke within a week, no questions got it back.

Asus, Mobo Fried, No issues sent and received.

All of these companies I'd recommend for customer service and quality thus far ( Samsung not so much with HDD's I'll stick with WD). Hoping I can say the same soon with Gigabyte.
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IMO and im sure a lot of people agree Sapphire is probably the best maker of AMD/ATI Cards. Asus is good too naturally. Visiontek is decent they do have top notch support.
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IMO and im sure a lot of people agree Sapphire is probably the best maker of AMD/ATI Cards. Asus is good too naturally. Visiontek is decent they do have top notch support.
Why do so many people hate Visiontek and Diamond I always recognized them as leaders in Reference design releases? Or am I missing something? I've never bought one of their cards tho.
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post #34 of 41
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Why do so many people hate Visiontek and Diamond I always recognized them as leaders in Reference design releases? Or am I missing something? I've never bought one of their cards tho.
I would guess because of bad experiences with customer support. There's not much about a reference card you could blame on the retailer, but I'm not familiar with their custom cards.
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I would guess because of bad experiences with customer support. There's not much about a reference card you could blame on the retailer, but I'm not familiar with their custom cards.
Honestly not really sure, haven't come across that in any of the reviews and they seem to be fairly solid cards, but they ususally disappear later down the road after reference designs are off.
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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.
Yeah I agree HIS all the way. I have been using HIS cards for a long time now and they are built to last. Even thought I am building a new gaming rig and even though my old rig crapped out on my, my HIS 4890 Turbo still runs like a champ.

This is the card I am going with for my build, I am going with two of them in CrossfireX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161382

Anyway like I said you can't go wrong with HIS, they have never let me down.
    
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I've heard too many bad things about XFX here, and being 500+ days out of a card on an RMA is unforgivable. As a consumer, I may not have had to deal with doing an RMA into them before, but it doesn't matter, with the testimonials, I have made up my mind not to buy XFX again. It doesn't matter that I haven't had issues with their cards yet, what matters is my perception on what will happen should I ever reach that point, and XFX is now a no-go for me in the future.

And honestly, who holds onto a video card for a lifetime? Get real. 2 year will work jsut fine.

Sapphire, MSI, ASUS have typically been the ones I've heard good things about.
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XFX, Sapphire, Gigabyte, ASUS. All safe brands. Just stay away from Diamond or Visiontek and you'll be fine.
Sapphire, Gigabyte, ASUS, Diamond, Visiontek. All safe brands. Just stay away from XFX and you'll be fine.

Fixed that for you.
    
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Instead of getting 2 of those just get one msi lightning 6970 it will be cheaper and will be better for overclocking and you don't have to worrie about the first card in the configuration heating up because of crossfire, even then a single 6970 is overkill for gaming in 1080p (even if you plan for bigger then 1080p when you upgrade)
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I apparently have opposite luck in terms of RMAing cards compared to most people. I've only had RMA experience with XFX and Sapphire. XFX everything was handled within a week, no problems. With Sapphire I RMAd a 1950XT a long time ago. Almost no communication and it took over 2 months to get the card back. I don't know if they've changed but I've refused to buy Sapphire since.
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