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How do Galaxy video cards fare against other brands such as EVGA, ASUS, MSI, and such.

Can't really find any reviews on this company. Also any info on warranty would be great! Thanks!
    
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I had a Galaxy GTX 275 GPU and it was just fine. It overclocked nicely and with an after market cooler, its temps where very acceptable.

link: http://www.galaxytech.com/en/product.aspx?serial=all
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just bought a galaxy GTX 460. pretty nice. overclock well but runs bit hot, partly from overvoltagin
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To me, quality of Galaxy cards is just as good (no better and no worse) as the others (my personal experience is limited to Galaxy, Asus, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, XFX, Sapphire and HIS....). I more or less follow this company from its earliest days because many of my cards in those days were Galaxy ones (Riva TNT2, GeForce4 Ti 4200, 6800GT).
Galaxy gets my appauld for being aggressive in innovations (eg the flip out fans of the 470/480, the single slot 60, GTX460 White Edition/Hall of Game, the GTX460 WHDI...etc)

To me, the deciding factors are more like local warranty and customer support, price of the card and what extra features come with the card.

The company is well established in Asia and is expanding its European prescence in recent years. I suppose you are in North America and so have not heard of this company much? And warranty varies globally.
North America support link: http://www.galaxytechus.com/usa/support.aspx

It seems they recently add a toll free number for customer support in North America. Perhaps you can call it up and just talk with them to test out their customer support in your country?

PS and I am not a Galaxy fanboy. I recently got Inno3D's GTX570 in lieu of a Galaxy one because it is factory oc'ed and has more extra stuff bundled.
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I bought 2 460's recently die to the low $90 after rebate price (ea). I would prefer ASUS for the 3 year warranty but for $50 more? EVGA is lifetime on certain card part numbers, 2 years on others.

Their site (Galaxy) listed a 2 year limited warranty. It is an at fault warranty. That means if it is your fault you pay if it is their fault they will fix or replace it. This is typical. You need to register you card also. I have have no idea how responsive they are.
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I bought 2 460's recently die to the low $90 after rebate price (ea). I would prefer ASUS for the 3 year warranty but for $50 more? EVGA is lifetime on certain card part numbers, 2 years on others.

Their site (Galaxy) listed a 2 year limited warranty. It is an at fault warranty. That means if it is your fault you pay if it is their fault they will fix or replace it. This is typical. You need to register you card also. I have have no idea how responsive they are.
yea i got one of those. $90 is such a good deal. cheaper than GTS 450 even. i bet we won't see that again for months.
removable fan is kinda more a marketing point. but it's cool nonetheless. the coolest thing is the design though. love the space theme also the blue blends in very well with my overal case scheme.
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In Europe, Galaxy is called KFA2 (http://www.kfa2.com/aboutus.html)

I decided to get my card from them as I sent them an email at 11pm asking where in Europe they are based and received a reply within 10 mins, so I was impressed

(Btw. they are based in Britain)
    
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I always buy GIGABYTE's video card, they provide 3 years life-time warranty ( still effective when transaction), and Ultra-durable materials etc... I do think that it's a nice company.
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