Originally Posted by Nostras
Gigabyte and MSI 780TI... 590€
ASUS 780Ti... 615€
EVGA ACX... 650€
I personally dislike ASUS for their ROG line, it's as if they're trying to promote really expensive items to somehow convince the not-so-tech-savvy people into buying them and raising the price bar to that level.
You don't even want to know how many times I've seen someone thinking ( and sometimes even actually having ) that they needed a maximus gene for their 4570.
EVGA in NL is somewhat disappointing. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not as good as in the US, that's for sure.
I also strongly dislike fanboyism, what's EVGA all about.
Now, I'm not saying EVGA is bad, I've seen their ACX coolers do wonders, but I really want to raise some question marks whether it's worth the price premium you're paying for.
If you are accusing me of me being a fan boy you are way off, you are new here and dont know me, so its ok!
I am very known in every Titan/780/780Ti/Classified thread and one thing nobody can accuse me is being one, as when i post articles about anything im always impartial and objective about it as in my previous post i stated all the good companies that have feedback here in the forum (this forum has close to 370.000 users)
EVGA is clearly the best VGA company around, either in its products or by its support in RMA, you even have a EVGA hardware REP her at OCN to help you out in everything you need!
In Europe you can order directly from EVGA in germany straight to your house if you dont have a representative near by!
As for €€€€, yes its more expensive like ASUS but you get not only a good card but also the services, like all things in life, you want good? well you have to pay for it!
That goes for EVGA, ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte! EVGA has the advantage of being very good with RMA´s, primary NVIDIA partner, do research and come up with Classifieds and Kingpin cards!
ASUS and MSI are excelent in motherboards full of features and not very expensive, (often hardware will be more expensive in one country but cheaper in another, i find myself buying (different countries, even overseas) where its cheaper but with warranty, EVGA, ASUS, MSI again...)
If you dont know about all brands PCB´s and VRM´s, power circuits, voltage, amperage, wattage, mosfets, inductors capacitors, power draw calculation and volt mods, you have come to the right place and person, i can help you with all of that! Not only me but several very good knowledgeable users can too! and with time you will see a lot of guys with specializations in several things, we call them gurus! Shilka for PSU,s, Skyn3t (My Brother) for bios, Sean webster for storage etc...
Meaning: You could have not come to a better place in all the internet!
This you can call me a fanboy! OCN fanboyism!
Originally Posted by fishingfanatic
Well it really comes down to choice. If you spend a little more than you want, then by all means choose what you feel is best for you.
Asus, on the other hand, and I used to be nothing but Asus for mobos, and I love their cards!
In my limited experience with RMA, I told myself no more Asus boards. Outright accused me of damaging a replacement board when it was worse than the original.
Then for a replacement I get a refurbished board, aren't i Lucky. Funny when I bought a brand new board that didn't work properly Ihought I would get a brand new replacement. Think again!
I bought 2 new boards with the same problems and I'm still waiting to get my 2nd replacement. Told me to send my board when the replacement gets there. nothing.
Finally called, rma cancelled bcuz I never sent my board in!!! I don't know about anyone else, but I spent about $2000 on motherboards just for
myself last year and this is how I get treated. Told them straight out if they send me a bnib board, all is forgiven, if refurbed, well they can kiss my
butt. If I buy a board with their name on it it won't be new!!! Figures, rog iv rog iv black sabretooth r my current boards!
Yeah! i know ASUS stepped on the ball in the US a long time ago and still their policies are not the best! If they do not turn now, they will loose their mid segment share to MSI and Gigabyte!