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eVga or XFX?

Poll Results: Which GTS?

 
  • 7% (4)
    XFX 8800 GTS
  • 92% (52)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
56 Total Votes  
post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 
So i'm gonna pick up an 8800 GTS for my new rig... i will order in about a week or so. what i wanna know is which one to get!
the XFX and the eVga are the same price on the egg... i know eVga has the step up deal and XFX has a double lifetime warrenty but what else?
Please justify your vote, even if its just preference
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post #2 of 39
All of my cards have always been eVGA, my 5200FX, my 7600, my 7800, and my 7900. They are reliable cards, from an even more reliable manufacture. The main reason I would choose eVGA over XFX is how they each responded to the problems with the 7900, while eVGA kept the forums updated with information, albeit irregularly, XFX actually CLOSED their forums because of all the perceived bad press I would imagine. Not to mention eVGA tech support is second to none, 24/7 365! The step-up program and the lifetime warranty is just icing on the cake. Hope this helps you make the right decision, good luck, either way you will be happy with the performance!

PS. My volt modded eVGA 7900 is still kicking along happily with 650 on the core after about 1 year.
post #3 of 39
WEll, when/if I go to the G80, it will be eVGA. I've had an XFX 7800GT and a eVGA 7800GT and the eVGA blew it away. I had to volt mod the XFX to make it perform as well as the eVGA. They seem to make better cards IMO. Not that XFX makes bad cards, I just think that eVGA may get better picks at cores or something like that.
 
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post #4 of 39
I've always had good luck with eVGA, never had any problems the quality is great.........
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
well so far it's a landslide! lol
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post #6 of 39
eVGA. hands down.

Putting on ac5 and watercooling and OCing doesnt void their warranty.
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post #7 of 39
Plus with the Evga ones u can put aftermarket coolers on them and not void the warranty,oh and overclocking [but they'd never find out anyways ]
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post #8 of 39
Evga is the best video card company out there.
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post #9 of 39
Thread Starter 
holy crap... eVGA it is then... lol!
Thanks for your input everyone!
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post #10 of 39
Evga > XFX

Evga has the best warranty, step up program compare to all other brand
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