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Hey guys,its upgrade time and ive stuck with amd for the past 6 years or so (since the 4890).Currently have a r9 290 while it still runs great it lacks in alot of newer titles.One of the main reasons nvidia caught my eye this year.Is because it seems amds current flagship? has the performance of a 3 year old card?While the tdp improvement is impressive compared to their previous gens i believe theyve lost me as a customer.

So back on to the topic.So im definetly in unfamiliar territory when it comes to nvidia.I got two questions for yall.

1:Im torn between the zotac amp extreme and the evga ftw.

2:Has anyone dealt with customer service from zotac(no need to answer that question for evga ive heard storys.)

From a pure aesthetics pov the zotac wins me over since it fits in with my black and white themed case.I dont really care for the evgas carbon fiber look.Any feedback would be appreciated.

Ps:With all due respect please dont tell me to wait on vega or whatever else thanks.
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Amp extreme and FTW are both great cards, I would go with whatever is cheaper, or if you fancy 1080ti going with the EVGA would be nice since you can step up for 3 months, if the 1080ti should arrive by then.
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Amp extreme and FTW are both great cards, I would go with whatever is cheaper, or if you fancy 1080ti going with the EVGA would be nice since you can step up for 3 months, if the 1080ti should arrive by then.
Hey , thanks for the reply. Seeing how both cards are around the same price its a toss up..lol. As for a 1080 theyve caught my eye but since im still running a 3 monitor 1080p setup a 1080 even so a ti would be overkill.one of the reason i decided on a 1070.And what exactly do ya mean by stepup?thanks
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Hey , thanks for the reply. Seeing how both cards are around the same price its a toss up..lol. As for a 1080 theyve caught my eye but since im still running a 3 monitor 1080p setup a 1080 even so a ti would be overkill.one of the reason i decided on a 1070.And what exactly do ya mean by stepup?thanks

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/
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The EVGA Step-Up program helps you have the peace of mind to purchase your favorite product now, knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase. In the computer hardware world, 90 days is a lifetime! With a valid part, once per purchase, you can upgrade your EVGA product by paying the difference between what you paid and the price on EVGA's website. It's really that simple!

It's a good thing, but if a 1080ti comes out within 90 days you'd still pay probably a good $200 more to get it. Zotac has really made great strides recently and I'd recommend them just as much as I would Evga (and I typically buy Evga for Nvidia products as is). I've got a Zotac gtx620 in a htpc and it's been fine as well... obviously way different class of card but from a build quality perspective it's fine.
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http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

So basically if you buy a 1070 and 3 months from the date of purchase you can upgrade to any of their other cards if you pay the difference just send them your old card and that`s it thumb.gif
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Sorry about the late reply..hmm that stepup program is definitely interesting first time hearing about something like this.

So it pretty much comes down to this.

Zotac: Better aesthetics,potentially better cooling, potential card sag.

Evga: Full rbg,slighty cheaper,stepup.

Gonna be a tough decision..thanks
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