Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0
Maybe I should go for the EVGA FTW? I'm just nervous about the whole RMA deal. With my past two builds I've never had any trouble - knock on wood - however, I am still nervous.
You have seen how EVGA took care of people who got crappy SC's, right? If anything, that should embolden you.
In either case, going for the FTW or DCII Top will ultimately mean the same thing in the real world. Spending the extra $20 or $30 USD is just giving you the peace of mind that you will have a card that has a higher guaranteed stock clock since they come with higher factory OCs. I haven't seen either card beat any of the GBs in this club so far but the performance of the GB has a lower guaranteed stock clock (lower factory OC) than the other two. I, for one, have the GB and am happy with it.
The other thing to consider is your case. If you have crappy airflow, FTW seems to be the better bet. If you have good to great airflow, it's all up in the air again (pun intended!).
If you are a gambling man, GB and save a few bucks. If you want to bet on the house, FTW / DCII / DCII TOP.