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Poll Results: Which Are You?

 
  • 59% (25)
    EVGA
  • 40% (17)
    XFX
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post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Crazy geezer View Post
Well this is interesting.. i left yesterday with a clear path towards EVGA an i have a look today and the conflict continues..

Now from what im reading.. XFX is modder friendly meaning what exactly.. to what extent do they mean modding.. Overclocking sure.. Voltmodding through software.. or soldering bits to your motherboard?

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That is the same reason I went XFX...three times. I called them and they told me that even though I did a vdroop mod to my XFX 780i board, I could still RMA it if I needed to
You should give roberto a PM and ask him if his VMOD was a pencil mod or a solder mod. I'm going to say they allow hardware solder vmods as long as they are removed before sending them back, but i'm not guaranteeing it.
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post #52 of 59
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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).
No... that's not pointless because the cards they rate as "SC, SCC, FTW," etc. are all HAND-PICKED by EVGA meaning they can easily handle the speed their rated for plus they can probably overclock more than most vanilla cards.
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post #53 of 59
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well thats pretty interesting.. and makes sense.. but why is it some cards of the same model and brand overclock better than others.. whats that to do with?
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post #54 of 59
Well i buy all evga but xfx seems to be better with their warranty so my next card i buy probly will be a xfx. Don't get me wrong evga makes great cards and their step-up is nice if your gonna use it but if not id go with xfx for the double lifetime warranty.
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post #55 of 59
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well thats pretty interesting.. and makes sense.. but why is it some cards of the same model and brand overclock better than others.. whats that to do with?
I think half of that is hype. Maybe because you will buy it? Some seem to Benchmark a little better. I'm sure they have a good sales pitch, but unless there's not much of a difference in price I'd stay with the vanilla. I have a vanilla GX2 and I clock it past the SSC version with no issues.
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post #56 of 59
Evga Ftw!
    
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post #57 of 59
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well thats pretty interesting.. and makes sense.. but why is it some cards of the same model and brand overclock better than others.. whats that to do with?
Blind luck. It's the same way with processors. Sure they are the same model and stepping, but some overclock much better/worse than others of the same model/stepping.
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post #58 of 59
EVGA FTW! Woot!
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post #59 of 59
Don't forget 24/7 Customer Service @ evga

I only live once, all I need is a single lifetime warranty.
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