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If I am planning to keep a 9800 GTX for a while (1 year+), should I get EVGA or XFX?
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EVGA and XFX are both good brands.

I would pick EVGA for the 90-day step-up program, but since you will be having it for at least a year, that makes no difference.
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EVGA hands down.

XFX has a slightly better warranty ( 2 owner, and modder friendly), however they have been very sleazy lately.

IE giving out 8600GTS's for 7900GT's that are RMA'd, and claiming that it is a special model that XFX made that has a 256bit memory bus.

I also heard about some one RMA'ing an 8800Ultra and getting a GTX back.
    
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Being realistic (not snobby) - does branding make any difference to a graphics card? Or even an unbranded graphics card? I've always been of the opinion that the unbranded cards are the same as branded ones, just are a bit cheaper as you're not paying for a name. Obviously this doesn't count if they come pre-overclocked.
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
Being realistic (not snobby) - does branding make any difference to a graphics card? Or even an unbranded graphics card? I've always been of the opinion that the unbranded cards are the same as branded ones, just are a bit cheaper as you're not paying for a name. Obviously this doesn't count if they come pre-overclocked.
As long as the companies in question use reference designs, it doesnt matter.
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I also heard about some one RMA'ing an 8800Ultra and getting a GTX back.
thats SOMEONE..
all companies make mistakes..
i got lucky..

RMAed a 3500+ and i got back a 3800+ at the time it was a 50-70 price difference.


back on topic, I'd go with the XFX sounds cooler, looks cooler, its just plain cooler! ..
and ive had one and it never gave me troubles.
i still have it as a matter of fact.
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