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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pedros;11951645 
Hey guys,
i've the opportunity to get sub 420Eur GTX 580's. The brands are either Zotac or Sparkle.

Between these 2, which is the best?

Thanks
Pedro

I've had more problems with XFX than either of those brands. In fact, I've NEVER had problems with those brands at all.

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FYI, you must register your GPU within 30days of purchase to be eligible for lifetime warranty.

and i think life time only covers the high end gpu
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I'd pick Zotac.

I've never heard of Sparkle before, but I know Zotac do lifetime warranty and their cards look pretty cool.

Also, I think Zotac cards run quieter but at higher temps, while Sparkle cards are loud, but cooler.
Hmm. Something dosen't quite add up.
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Hmm. Something dosen't quite add up.
Aside from the warranty, the real issue is that Sparkle puts a Sparkle decal on their cards, while Zotac puts a Zotac label on theirs.

Seriously.
    
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post #15 of 15
Go for the cheapest one. They are both going to run at next to the same dBA and cool the same since they are both reference designs. At first I thought it was the Sparkle Calibre which would be the obvious better cooling choice but since they are both reference designs you'll be fine with either one. Sparkle like most companies has 3 different warranties but according to the Newegg site at the bottom it says that it has a Limited Lifetime Warranty on both parts and labor.
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