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Poll Results: AMD manufacture Brand

 
  • 43% (10)
    Sapphire
  • 21% (5)
    ASUS
  • 26% (6)
    XFX
  • 0% (0)
    HIS
  • 4% (1)
    Gigabyte
  • 4% (1)
    Powercooler
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post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
So what about the quality of the card?

Sounds like ASUS has that but with less of a warranty as XFX

That Asus 7970 is $40 more than the sapphire D:
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Drybones5 View Post

I made a mistake guys and forgot MSI on the poll.

MSI makes great cards, but if you go with them, id wait for the TwinFrozr IIIs or even a Lightning. they have great customer support and their warranty is based by serial, so you can resell the card with a warranty on it.
    
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by microfister View Post

MSI makes great cards, but if you go with them, id wait for the TwinFrozr IIIs or even a Lightning. they have great customer support and their warranty is based by serial, so you can resell the card with a warranty on it.

I bet their cards are just as expensive as ASUS and doyou think that TwinFrozr is going to be much more expensive?

The 7970 is gonna break the bank. I won't get my build till April anyways so I have time to wait for it.

I was told by a friend that modified cards have less OC ability. I'm not sure if he has any point really.
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post #14 of 22
There's only one reason why I would grab a XFX if i was getting a HD 7970, their life time warranty.
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post #15 of 22
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Well from this thread I think I might fall for either MSI or ASUS.

That TwinFrozr III 7970 sounds beastly. hope it comes by April
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post #16 of 22
I go for xfx because of the resale value.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by henrys View Post

I go for xfx because of the resale value.

Is that because of the lifetime warranty. It carries on?
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post #18 of 22
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Is that because of the lifetime warranty. It carries on?

yeah.

My buddy had a 9800gt by xfx and got his upgraded to a gts250 for free when it started to produce white dots. I never spoke to XFX myself but the email side works pretty well. Just can take long to get responses some times.
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post #19 of 22
MSI
ASUS
Gigabyte

Those have a 3 year serial based warranty which makes it very easy for anyone to RMA their card.
XFX has a Double Lifetime warranty that has to be registered within 30 days for the first owner.

Most of the rest have a 2 year warranty that requires a receipt and original ownership.
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post #20 of 22
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yeah.
My buddy had a 9800gt by xfx and got his upgraded to a gts250 for free when it started to produce white dots. I never spoke to XFX myself but the email side works pretty well. Just can take long to get responses some times.

I guess it's a good company that is too small for good customer support and email is their best way I guess?
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