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Hey guys, I have been trying to research who are the best ATI distributors out there. So far everyone says that they like Sapphire the most. However at the same time people are saying that their customer support is horrible, and they dont follow through with their rebates.

I am going to upgrade my X1900XT 512MB, which to my surprise was directly from ATI. I just want to find a good company that I can continue to buy ATI cards from. The card I was thinking of getting was a 4870.

Thanks!!!!!
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Visiontek for their lifetime warranty. HIS is good to. Havent had any problems with them. Diamond is ok. They had a sale on the 3870 a while back. Thats why I got it.

From what I have heard, Sapphire has horrible customer service and RMA process.
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I had a bad experience with Visiontek.
Might have just been isolated to me.
But they ran me around for months before finally replacing my x1650 that lost power to the fan.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post

From what I have heard, Sapphire has horrible customer service and RMA process.
I wouldn't call it horrible, just average.


Sapphire, HIS has some good coolers (IceQ3 cards), Visiontek has the lifetime warranties and Diamond has really good customer service.
post #5 of 9
Asus has been amazing for me, customer support is phenomenal!
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um ati is one
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Asus has been amazing for me, customer support is phenomenal!
Thanks.

Anyway, Visiontek and HIS are better. Powercolor is also pretty good.
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post #8 of 9
i find that sapphire's Heatsinks are on the reserved side, and are usually not as beefy as other vendors IMO

otherwise, ...i've had experience with ATI, VisionTek and Diamond

and VisionTek has been my favorite as it was the best overclocker and cooled the best.

PS: the DIamond however felt the "solidest" physically, like it was durable if that gets it any points.
    
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post #9 of 9
I second powercolor, I actually knocked a transistor off my 9250, and even though it was still working ok, I said I'd RMA it, and I even told the truth and it was no hassel
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