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EVGA vs XFX

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  • 59% (25)
    EVGA
  • 40% (17)
    XFX
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post #1 of 59
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Hey fellas.. just something i wanted to finalise before i go ahead and blow around 1100 (2200 dollars) on my new system.. the specs are in my signature..

Im stuck however on which brand of card to go by.. i know that EVGA an XFX are the 2 most popular, but which is the best... i dont mean performance wise.. i mean what do both of the companies offer to the buyer..

i know that EVGA offer lifetime warranty in the US and 10 years outside the US and that they have no restrictions to overclocking your card.. i heard however that XFX void warranty if anything is raised by a single Megahert... i just wanna clear up and compare what both of these 2 companies offer.. so i can make a final decision.. and get gaming!

Many thanks in advance
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post #2 of 59
i vote EVGA FTW
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post #3 of 59
eVGA has the step-up and lifetime warranties for the buyer, known GREAT customer service.

XFX has DOUBLE lifetime warranty, so if you sell your card the next user will get a lifetime warranty too. You also get "modder friendly" meaning overclock, heatsink change, and some voltage mods are covered under their warranty.

Yeah.

I went XFX.
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post #4 of 59
EVGA is the best company.

Get the cheapest 280GTX too, they charge you more for pre-overclocked versions of the card (pointless when you can do it yourself).
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post #5 of 59
EVGA....although i'm having serious issues right now with corrupting OS which maybe board related. Bios is the latest too which was supposed to fix this issue.
 
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post #6 of 59
XFX support modders which included overclocking, adding custom coolers etc.

Ive painted mine with UV paint and its still in warranty. Personally I found my XFX card overclocks like a best compared to EVGA cards
    
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post #7 of 59
XFX support modders which included overclocking, adding custom coolers etc.

Ive painted mine with UV paint and its still in warranty. Personally I found my XFX card overclocks like a best compared to EVGA cards
    
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post #8 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evostance View Post
XFX support modders which included overclocking, adding custom coolers etc.

Ive painted mine with UV paint and its still in warranty.
so eVGA doesn't cover any of that under the warranty?
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post #9 of 59
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Do all of the above regulations also apply for the 790i Ultra motherboard they both offer..

as i will Definately be pushing this baby to 3.6 an onwards?
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post #10 of 59
Yes it does... It covers everything that XFX covers except double lifetime.. .. EVGA customer service is amazing and my GTS's overclock better than any XFX i've seen

You can voltmod, change geatsink and overclock it and blow it out, throw on the original stock cooler and they'll take and replace
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