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Hi, I'm trying to buy a 8800 GTS 320mb video card but I can't figure out which brand to get! Warranty is important. The EVGA & XFX I know have lifetime warranties.

Here are the links.

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082

XFX PVT80GGHE4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150172

LeadTec
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122022

MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127278

Anyone have experience with any 8800 brands?

Thanks
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post #2 of 15
i would go with evga or xfx
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EVGA, as they have step up feature
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EVGA Ftw.Ive heard that EVGA is a good so EVGA it is.
 
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post #5 of 15
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EVGA, as they have step up feature
But what is there to step up to? I would personally go with XFX as they have transferable warranty.
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The only one I wouldn't suggest is LeadTek. Otherwise, eVGA and XFX are the top two manufacturers in the U.S., with MSI right behind.

I've heard great things about the latter, but the warranties and noteriety of eVGA/XFX put them in the driver's seat for gpu brands.
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The only one I wouldn't suggest is LeadTek. Otherwise, eVGA and XFX are the top two manufacturers in the U.S., with MSI right behind.

I've heard great things about the latter, but the warranties and noteriety of eVGA/XFX put them in the driver's seat for gpu brands.
I agree with eVGA or XFX. I have a Leadtek and it's not so bad other than the wimpy core OC I got. 550 was max before it started artifacting heavily. But hey, if you're gunna OC why not go the whole nine yards and volt mod for a 700MHz core?
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I agree with eVGA or XFX. I have a Leadtek and it's not so bad other than the wimpy core OC I got. 550 was max before it started artifacting heavily. But hey, if you're gunna OC why not go the whole nine yards and volt mod for a 700MHz core?
Yesterday I was in a basement with a great ambient temp., and I actually stressed my core to 700 mhz for a couple of minutes with an artifact test. I haven't tried it back at home, and I don't think I could cap out my ATiTool slider again without artifacting ;>.
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Do some Google searches for reviews .. I think you will find that they are all pretty much similar and perform on a par .. do compare Core . Mem speeds as these are used for marketing purposes are where some differ but remember that the Core can only go in 27Mhz steps .. so 500 is more like 513 or 580 is 576 etc .. most will have 1.2ns Mem some have 1.1 but this is often hard to know until you pull the HSF -- then Warranty what warranty
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post #10 of 15
XFX has a double lifetime warranty (transferable), and EVGA offers the step-up program. It is up to your needs. Both are good cards.
 
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