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I am not a gamer and am working on a new rig. I am stuck between these two cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252

People have claimed to be having problems with the fan on the XFX. It seems to run at 100% all the time. XFX will send new fan you just need to swap out the fan. Like I said I am not a gamer and am just looking for a good affordable and reliable card to pair up with a 26" Samsung monitor. Wont mind overclocking it just cause I can.
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post #2 of 10
I always go with eVGA on everything

Not a problem yet.
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I just purchased the XFX card that you linked for a rig that I built my mom for mother's day. It installed fine, the free CoH was pretty sweet and it overclocked like a charm. I could however see going with eVGA just because of their really sick lifetime warranty. Your call, both companies are fairly respectable, if you can't choose off of that.. pick which one looks cooler! ;] Hope that helped some.

P.S. The fan on the XFX card I ordered is running fine(crosses fingers) and the speed is adjustable as just about every video card's fan speed is.
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post #4 of 10
XFX released several versions of the 8800GT. Version 1 with one type of fan, version 2 with another type (larger I believe) and version 3 with a smaller, 8600GTS type heatsink and unadjustable fan.

EVGA and XFX have similar warranties and both cover overclocking and removal of the stock heatsink. EVGA has the step up option if you're the kind of guy who has to have the biggest and best card out there while XFX has a double lifetime warranty so if you sell or give away your card the lifetime warranty will transfer over to the recipient if they register the card with XFX.
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Thanx for fast replies. EVGA will be my choice
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lol. I have an XFX motherboard and EVGA videocards. It dont make a difference to me between the 2. I would say the EVGA video cards though
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Evga and XFX are both great brands.
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Thanx.
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eVGA between those two, but my MSI is stock overclocked and has a dual-slot cooling solution with huge copper heatpipes...yum. Overclocks like a champ, ran it stable on benchmarks at 725c/1780s/2050m
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i've heard good things about MSI cards, but I usually stick to eVGA or PNY
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