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post #1 of 11
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Hello!

I am having trouble deciding between these two companies.

I have decided to go for a 6870 which is on sale, but unsure about both these companies. I have never bought from either of them. Both are the same price and both are the reference card models.

Anybody wanting to share their experience with their products or warranty would be appreciated.

Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 11
for reference model's.

get XFX.

But if u can shell out for custom cooling. MSI all the way.
    
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I'd go with msi. I've had both xfx and msi cards, and I like msi better overall.
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post #4 of 11
XFX here, working the best.
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post #5 of 11
card links will help.... grab the msi R6870 Twin Frozr II if u can
post #6 of 11
MSI. Never had a problem with one of their products. Their custom graphics card coolers are great.
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post #7 of 11
XFX user for yearssss here, get one

but the Twin fros II cooler is great, if you can get that for the same price, go for it
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post #8 of 11
Just get whichever is cheaper. AFAIK, both companies are still using reference PCBs
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post #9 of 11
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Thanks for the responses everyone! Unfortunately, it's not the Twin Frozr II edition. Both are just the reference coolers. So, I pulled the trigger on the MSI card. That one at least comes with power adapters.

After asking for many opinions, and much research. It was all pretty much even with these 2 cards. It looked like I couldn't go wrong with either one.
Edited by dcloud - 1/14/11 at 4:17pm
    
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post #10 of 11
MSI, much less chance of getting your warranty denied/getting a crappy non-ref card in return
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