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I was considering a Zotac 560Ti AMP as it was reasonably priced and had amazing performance but I read the bad reviews on Newegg saying it got to 90 degrees Celsius without any further OCing so I'm scared of buying it now tongue.gif

I then changed my mind and thought I might go with a Gigabyte but alot of people on Newegg said there's stopped working after a month or so... again scared off..

I then thought of ASUS and again, same problem...

Then I saw a thread about how bad MSI's RMA is, scared off...

So now I'm not even sure what to do frown.gif I want a 560Ti because Nvidia has supposedly better drivers. I am either going to SLI in a few months or sell it and get a Kepler card.

Which company has the best warranty and customer service in everyone's opinion? also What card should I get, that isn't going to fry?


Thanks for the help biggrin.gif
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EVGA are a reputable company.
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Those "horror stories" and bad reviews you see on newegg, amazon, etc are mainly the tiny percentage of customers who unfortunately got a bad card. For most of the mainstream companies, bad cards are only a handful out of the many. Besides, its more likely that a person who ended up with a bad card would write a review then the person who got a perfectly working one right? smile.gif

The most important thing you want to do is read reviews on reliable websites. Do a quick google search of the exact card you're looking to buy and the official reviews will generally point out any obvious defects of that specific model. This is important because a 560ti from Asus might be more reliable then a MSI 560ti, but a 570 might be the other way around.

Zotac, MSI, Asus, EVGA (lifetime warranty), hell even Powercolor are reliable companies. They all have different warranty terms and RMA rules. For that reason, I've personally enjoyed MSI the most because their warranty is serial based. There's no guarantee any of these cards won't need to be RMA'd but at least go with a company who has a reliable form of it - and that's why I like MSI the best.
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post #4 of 38
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So MSI, XFX and EVGA are the best for warranty etc?

I suppose your right but its like 15% of them D:

Is 90 degrees a bit hot though? I would have thought that was a bit excessive :/ What temps are acceptable in a GPU?
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For the 560ti Msi,Asus and palit if you want high speeds and stability
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Quote:
Originally Posted by L0GIC;14599372 
EVGA are a reputable company.

I am not sure paying top dollar for Reference GPU's with crap cooling is his thing..

Gigabyte use their own Twin fan version HSF.

MSi Twin Frozr Version are great and run very cool.

Zotac (Or atleast Gainward in Oz) Make a Twin fan version of it.

Asus also does there own Twin fan version (DirectCU2)

EVGA Make a Reference card, slap a sticker on it and charge the same.

Its up to you either way, just that it is very unlikely for any card to be faulty even then, RMA would be perfectly fine too with all companies.
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Originally Posted by olliiee;14599399 
So MSI, XFX and EVGA are the best for warranty etc?

I suppose your right but its like 15% of them D:

Is 90 degrees a bit hot though? I would have thought that was a bit excessive :/ What temps are acceptable in a GPU?

I try and keep all of my components below 80 on a full load.

They may survive up to 90-100 but I don't believe it's good for them, and there is no excuse to let them get that hot.
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Well (I'm from AUS) I can get the Zotac for $260 but its temps are too high I think.

I can get the MSI TWIN FRZR II for $250 and a Gigabyte for $240 or Gainward for $270.

All are factory OC. There is also an EVGA but its like $300 and I can get an MSI 570 for $313 so I don't think its worth it, it only has to last me till Keplar or until I SLI tongue.gif
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300 for a factory OC EVGA 560 ti? I think not ~ I paid like 240 or so for mine(SC edition). After having personal experience with EVGA's customer support - I will say without a doubt EVGA.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by olliiee;14599418 
Well (I'm from AUS) I can get the Zotac for $260 but its temps are too high I think.

I can get the MSI TWIN FRZR II for $250 and a Gigabyte for $240 or Gainward for $270.

All are factory OC. There is also an EVGA but its like $300 and I can get an MSI 570 for $313 so I don't think its worth it, it only has to last me till Keplar or until I SLI tongue.gif

Just get the Twin Frozer 2 mate, will run cool and go a treat..

Warranty/Customer service is good but if you buy GPU's on Just "Customer Service" then you will shun yourself from much better options..


WHY ARE PEOPLE BLINDLY RECOMMENDING EVGA? Its the card that counts and if you need to RMA then all companies will be cool with it.

But, if you want ignore me. Pay an extra $60 for "Brand" loyalty and "Customer service".. By the time the warranty ends, you probably won't be still using it.
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