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hey guys i gotta EVGA 9800gx2.....i see alot of high end gaming rigs running XFX...i was planning on grabbing another card to SLI but im wondering if i should take my EVGA back and grab 2 XFXs .....thoughts please



PS. crysis on high get about 45 fps...but the longer i play the less i get...she gets hot!!
    
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Stick with Evga.

Evga > XFX

If its running hot, turn the fans up with Rivatuner, or add more fans in your case, and fix up your WM.
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alot of peopel look for good warranties and costome care support
xfx clock the cards higher most times than the other
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Doesn't really matter. The partners add-in value are their prices, bundles, support, service, and warranty. The cards themselves are generally the same (unless they use a non-reference design).


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xfx clock the cards higher most times than the other
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you can mix match brands. but i would keep the evga to save that hassel
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In most cases, the only thing that matters as far as brand goes is warranty, stock clocks (who uses those anyways?) and cooler. Some (like the Galaxy 8800GT) had a voltage jumper, but that is a rare case. EVGA is a great brand. I would stick with what you have.
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Brand type doesnt really matter. Look at the clock speeds, the warranty and the price.

SOME brands are crappy by default but choosing between EVGA and XFX is a toss up really. Now if you were considering say... MSI or Foxconn vs Evga, then it would be a difference. (EDIT: I dont mean foxconn or MSI are crappy, they just offer less in bundles and usually warranty is short AND most they may not clock as high)

XFX is usually great because of their DOUBLe lifetime warranty, meaning you can sell it to someone and THEY would have lifetime warranty too on some products.

EVGA is good because of Lifetime warranty and their 90 day step up program. I would say grab another EVGA and save yourself the hassle.
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I kind of liked that my Gigabyte 9800GX2 came with an 8-pin adapter, it definatly came in handy.
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Doesn't really matter. The partners add-in value are their prices, bundles, support, service, and warranty. The cards themselves are generally the same (unless they use a non-reference design).



thanks for the clarifaction
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thanks guys ill stick with the EVGA and go grab another one.....just wasnt sure if there was a quality difference between the big brands
    
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