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Which is the better board? is one better for OC'ing? Or is the only difference the price?
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post #2 of 38
I would lean towards the XFX as it uses a reference design like EVGA. Asus in my experience has not exactly been a smooth one. Hence why i'm going EVGA in future on everything.
 
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post #3 of 38
xfx... like Mhill said it uses a reference design, i would the same choose eVga if you can
post #4 of 38
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ok, so between XFX and evga, evga is better?
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post #5 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moozy View Post
ok, so between XFX and evga, evga is better?
They are the same board. Just different brand names.
 
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post #6 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
They are the same board. Just different brand names.
I know, i'm just wondering is one brand is known for building better/smoother oc'ing
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post #7 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moozy View Post
I know, i'm just wondering is one brand is known for building better/smoother oc'ing
EVGA for support and warranty. They clock the same as they are identical boards.
 
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post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moozy View Post
I know, i'm just wondering is one brand is known for building better/smoother oc'ing
nope same board evga has slightly better customer service is the only difference
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post #9 of 38
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ok, thanks alot
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post #10 of 38
with nvidia boards stay away from non refrence boards. like asus and crap like that. get XFX or EVGA
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