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post #1 of 18
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I've always had good experiences with Zotac which has made me think of them for my next purchase
but when having a good search on forums here and there it seems people like to talk down on them?

calling them cheap or poor quality and always trying to recommend EVGA over them or msi or asus ?

Im looking to buy a gtx 670 and was about to pull the trigger on a Zotac but just wondered what other 'Better' options was available
and why loads of people like to talk down on the company? are they really all that bad

the card in question is the Zotac Gtx 670 OC ZT-60304-10P
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post #2 of 18
Depends in which area you live, in my area I've read few bad reviews about warranty of their cards.
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live in the UK, what have you heard?
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post #4 of 18
I was wondering about this as well. Off brands do make me wonder.

I've had amazing luck with MSI, both on GPUs and Motherboards. So they are my favorite brand.

I've had decent luck with Gigabyte.

I've had bad luck with EVGA which is suppose to be a premier brand.

I've had the worst luck with HSI, on multiple occasions.
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post #5 of 18
I don't see Zotac as a terrible company, but people prefer EVGA, ASUS, and MSI because of their warranty and non-reference PCB designs. If you aren't going to be water cooling, I'd suggest getting the MSi GTX 670 Power Edition!

- Decent boost clocks depending on the chip you receive.

- Good Temps with Twin Frozr IV Dual Fan heat sink compared to the stock Zotac reference design.

- Hi-c CAPACITORS, Super Ferrite Chokes, All Solid Capacitors

Newegg is sold out at the moment so I would purchase from Amazon.

It is probably one of the better Gtx 670's you are going to be able to purchase for air cooling compared to a reference design thumb.gif
post #6 of 18
Never had a problem with any of my Zotac cards...but I guess that also means I am yet to find out about their RMA services. I have both a GTX 460 and a GTX 570 from Zotac, and both have been great cards. I'd have no problem purchasing another. And IMO, reference design is usually a benefit - more selection for water blocks and aftermarket cooling.
post #7 of 18
I've got nothing but good things to say about them during the time I had their 580s. RMA's went smoothly, pretty much no questions asked no fuss, and their customer support was pretty good. Rebates were also cut pretty fast.
post #8 of 18
Quality should be at the same level as the other manufacturers if they're reference designs.

The only difference between manufacturers is RMA / Customer service and warranty.
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post #9 of 18
I am in the US, but...

I did an RMA for some one with a Zotac GPU a few months back...it took about six weeks from the day I mailed it off to the day the replacement arrived. Which isn't terrible. I think about four weeks is the average with most of my RMAs.
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thinking of the EVGA FTW SIG 2 now ... then seen a MSI 7950 Twin frozer III for really cheap.. decisions decisions decisions
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