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They mostly use reference coolers though frown.gif

(irrelevant if you watercool ofc)

That's the point for me thumb.gif reference no voltage locks. Also Diamonds seem to clock great. I really don't understand the voltage locking, ridiculous honestly.
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It's beyond me but i'm convinced they're not what they used to be. I have a XFX 4890 that's been doing great going on five years. I've gotten two faulty 7970 DD editions from them. The one i bought and the RMA. Hoping that this third one works so i can sale it. Friend of mine at EOCF just lost both his 7950s as well.

Honestly a little to do with it is probably they're price i got my 7970 from them for 350$ one of the cheapest prices.

I liked XFX and they're warranty service is good, but i'll never buy from them again. I bought my card in december guess what it's on it's way back to them again and it's the end of march. What's the use of a lifetime warranty when the product has QC issues.

LEt me get this right, your gonna price shop the crap out of a part, then complain when it fails, you sound like the typical autozone customer. Stop being so damned cheap, and manufacturers will stop sabotaging quality.
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LEt me get this right, your gonna price shop the crap out of a part, then complain when it fails, you sound like the typical autozone customer. Stop being so damned cheap, and manufacturers will stop sabotaging quality.

Uh.. i paid 399$ up front for it, i paid 420$ for my Diamond what are you referring to? The rebates on each? Oh i sold some games from the bundle with the XFX which brought it down to 350$. I didn't just buy XFX for the price less you just didn't get that from my quote above, i bought from them because i had had a good experience with my 4890 and felt no reason to worry.

But yeah they do have some of the cheaper 7000 series cards, i still don't see it as my fault for them skimping on build quality.
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That's the point for me thumb.gif reference no voltage locks. Also Diamonds seem to clock great. I really don't understand the voltage locking, ridiculous honestly.

Voltage lock = reduced RMA.

The reference editions tend to be bought by bought by people who don't overclock or people who remove the cooler and use water.
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