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hi i just bought a xfx 780i board and the manual says that only xfx cards will be able to work or be in sli with. will an evga card work with this board? if so, then which card will be best with 250 dollars of spending money for the card? any advice and links are greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 13
Any Pci-e video card will work with your board. Brands don't matter.
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I highly doubt that they would put that in there, but if they did, thats pretty stupid.
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Any brand of video card will work in it.

I would love to see a picture of it saying you can only run XFX.
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Great way to scare novices into buying XFX cards
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well i guess its a good thing that xfx cards are better huh
    
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i donno about that, my old xfx 6600 burnt out in 8mths, have had a evga 7600, and 8600 since and both have been extremely good, and have handled everything i throw at them with easy and without any problems, but again its a matter of preference or cost whichever you prefer, but in the long run it really makes no difference
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Yeah but XFX products have double lifetime warranty so if it does just crap out on ya they'll get ya a new one.
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post #9 of 13
Get 2 of the XFX 8800GSs and SLI.They are on sale at the egg for $120.




Edit: Oooooooooh $90 after rebate!:0
Edited by Sasquatch in Space - 6/2/08 at 10:15pm
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Originally Posted by muncle6 View Post
hi i just bought a xfx 780i board and the manual says that only xfx cards will be able to work or be in sli with. will an evga card work with this board? if so, then which card will be best with 250 dollars of spending money for the card? any advice and links are greatly appreciated.
It doesn't say that exactly...but if you're building a system and you don't know better, you might want to get someone to help you.

It does say, however, that "3-way NVIDIA SLI is approved and operating on the following graphics cards: XFX GeForce 8800 GTX and XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra." And, "SLI is a revolutionary technology that allows two XFX SLI graphics cards to work together to deliver incredible 3D graphics performance." It doesn't say that those are the only ones that will work...
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