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I am planning up upgrading my video card soon to a 8800gts g92 card. Right now Newegg has 3 deals with MIR for those cards and all are $240 after rebate. In the past I have owned BFG and EVGA cards and have not had a problem with them, but I was curious on what people would recommend out of the 3 cards on special. There is a BFG, MSI and EVGA card.

EVGA:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325

MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127323

BFG:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143119

Let me know what your thoughts are on the brand names or the cards.

Thanks
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post #2 of 9
Quite simply, it doesn't.

They're all made in the same place. The difference is (obviously) the brand name and warranty...

I'd only buy eVGA or XFX (eVGA pref)....

Allthough BFG is also a very good brand. With MSI....their warranty can be dodgey. I'd get the eVGA for their awesome warranty and step up.

Hope this helps.
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just the warranty and how it looks
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Second to Evga. Here is a post from Perry. He lists all mfgs with warranty information.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2773...thread-33.html
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EVGA because of its step up program. Otherwise all those brands are good.
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to me WARRANTY and LOOKS is all that matters, and who can ever sell me a black pcb counts, Also PRICE>!!!!
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I would go with the EVGA card because they have great customer service and the step-up plan. I went with the EVGA card you posted and I love it, you won't regret it .
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meh, I really don't want to monopolize eVGA, but they're really good lol.


I'll still reccomend them, my friend had an awesome turnaround for his bad 8800GT.

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Second to Evga. Here is a post from Perry. He lists all mfgs with warranty information.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2773...thread-33.html
That link is correct, except it fails to mention that XFX offers a double lifetime warranty. Which means the original buyer has lifetime, and if you decide to sell it - the 2nd buyer gets lifetime warranty.
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