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If you have built your own computer sometime in the last 5 years there is a good chance you know who OCZ is. Just in case you don't, they are highly regarded and one of the industry leaders in memory technology and are slowly starting to increase their brand name into other areas of the industry. One of those branches is the world of video cards and their first venture is the GeForce 8800 GTX. Combining the fastest practical gaming card on the market with OCZ and their outstanding customer service and warranty is music to the ears of many.

OCZ recently sent us one of their "Binned to perfection" GeForce 8800 GTX's and knowing how well their memory performs, we were hoping it lived up to the marketing. While OCZ follows the reference design of the 8800 GTX, OCZ put a focus on overclocking and as you will see in a bit, they weren’t kidding.

OCZ backs all of their high quality products with a limited lifetime warranty. As long as your product hasn’t been abused, misused, damaged, neglected, replaced, repaired tampered with or modified you can contact OCZ to get a bad part replaced. They also offer a great support forum on their website where OCZ support technicians can quickly get your issue sorted out.
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post #2 of 28
looks like ocz did a nice job entering the graphics card market
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Woot, OCZ memory is good Hope their cards will be too
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Man i love black pcb's, it makes the components look so much better (IMO).

Looks like it overclocks pretty good too, gotta get the prices too come down though
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yea I like OCZ ram. pretty good
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Nice, can't wait for some DX10 action!
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I don't understand why people place so much significance on brand loyalty with graphics cards.

They all buy the cards from Nvidia, slap a picture on the heatsink, give it a cool name (i.e. Super Clocked), put a warranty on it, and sell it to you.

You should always go with the cheapest videocard that contains a warranty! (they all do)
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I don't understand why people place so much significance on brand loyalty with graphics cards.

They all buy the cards from Nvidia, slap a picture on the heatsink, give it a cool name (i.e. Super Clocked), put a warranty on it, and sell it to you.

You should always go with the cheapest videocard that contains a warranty! (they all do)
Not true.

Some brands have different PCB layouts and offer different amounts of shaders or pipes.

I think it's great OCZ is in the graphics industry, their products and warranty are always superb.
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I don't understand why people place so much significance on brand loyalty with graphics cards.

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You should always go with the cheapest videocard that contains a warranty! (they all do)
Different Brands = Different Potentials

Would you rather have a cheap GPU that barely overclocks, or an expensive one that is actually worth overclocking?
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Not true.

Some brands have different PCB layouts and offer different amounts of shaders or pipes.

I think it's great OCZ is in the graphics industry, their products and warranty are always superb.
Got proof?

All 8800GTX's, no matter what the brand name, are the same.

These companies buy the videocards in bulk from Nvidia, probably at the same, or nearly the same price.

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Different Brands = Different Potentials

Would you rather have a cheap GPU that barely overclocks, or an expensive one that is actually worth overclocking?
They are all the same...
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