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I've heard some good things but also a lot more negative things about PowerColor cards, but I found a card that's priced really well so I just wanted an opinion of people who have actually owned the cards from them. Let me know what you guys think about them.

Thanks
post #2 of 13
I had a 4850 and it want bad, I contacted PC and they never bothered to reply. I haven't heard from them till now. But that's just me.

They make pretty good cards.
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Wait, your comment confused me. So you had their card that went bad and contacted them and they never replied, but you said they make pretty good cards? Doesn't that contradict themselves?
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Wait, your comment confused me. So you had their card that went bad and contacted them and they never replied, but you said they make pretty good cards? Doesn't that contradict themselves?

Well there's always gonna be that one defective card.
post #5 of 13
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Yea I thought about that too, but they just seemed to have more negative reviews than other brands.
post #6 of 13
I've got a reference Powercolor 6970. Haven't had any issues, although the card can reach pretty high temperatures (95c when looking at lots of water in Skyrim), probably a dodgy TIM job. Haven't had to call support for any reason so can't comment on that. I only went with them due my brand of choice being out of stock.
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Yea I thought about that too, but they just seemed to have more negative reviews than other brands.

It depends, are you buying a reference card from them? I guess there is more information we would need before a opinion could be given.
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I've put around 3 in various pcs and they're all still kicking. They're pretty solid cards, the 5450 in my HTPC runs a little hot with it's passive cooling but apart from that no complaints.

If CS doesn't reply quick enough just post a negative review on the egg, there's usually a powercolor representative on there who tries to help people out with problems.
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I never had problems with powercolor. Only reason i have a sapphire in my sig rig is because powercolor didnt have that model in stock here.

These are the cards that have been in my family for years, except for the new 6770:

HD6770 1GB GDDR5
3 pieces HD4650 1GB GDDR3
2 pieces HD3650 512MB DDR2 (these were overclocked to hell and back, they are running MW3 at medium on 1080p)
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post #10 of 13
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I was thinking about picking up the Radeon 6850 from newegg with the rebate for 99.99
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