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Are you guys under the impression that XFX (or evga for that matter) actually makes the graphics card that they sell?

Just askin
I have seen low end cards at the pc store from evga and low end cards from sparkle..... The evga ones have solid caps the sparkle ones do not. I think your manufacturer determines what caps are used not ati/nvidia
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post #12 of 26
XFX is solid in my book. those caps are an easy fix as well!
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But isn't the GTX 280 better?
ya it was.. thats why he was so mad at them, and he is a diehard nvidia fanboy like me
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Also, it's kinda disingenuous to say the card's been in use for 3 weeks ... when you're not the original owner.
The original owner never really used it. It was kept as a backup card, or at least, that's what they eBay listing said.


EDIT: Yes, I do intend to replace them. I just find it ridiculous that they were disguised as solid caps.
 
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At what temperature did you have those caps? If they were 120*c for all those 3 weeks...well that explains itself.
    
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I have an XFX 5770. Works great and never have had any issues at all.

Same for the Sapphire 5770 I have.
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At what temperature did you have those caps? If they were 120*c for all those 3 weeks...well that explains itself.
I don't think heat was the problem, considering that they were in a computer with no case...
 
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But isn't the GTX 280 better?
Vastly. XD
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I have seen low end cards at the pc store from evga and low end cards from sparkle..... The evga ones have solid caps the sparkle ones do not. I think your manufacturer determines what caps are used not ati/nvidia
I suppose it's possible that XFX did the engineering work on it, then contacted Factory X in China and said 'Hey, make us 1000 9600GSO's and we want you to use Y caps when you make it', but I personally rather doubt that's what happened with such a low-end commodity card.

I would guess they just contacted Factory X and said 'hey, make 'em for us', and then Factory X (the manufacturer) decided which brand of caps to use based on availability, costs, etc.

Either that, or Factory X announced to the world 'Hey, we've made these 1000 9600GSO's, and they're for sale!' and XFX said 'okay, we'll take 'em!'.

EDIT: Also ... I'm fairly sure that those are solid caps, because if they weren't, normally there would be bulging, and burnt-looking liquid oozing out the top of them. Liquid caps also always have a little x-shaped stamp in the top for pressure release.
Edited by brettjv - 1/18/11 at 1:10pm
    
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post #20 of 26
First, you probably should have not bought it without the warranty. If he never registered it, it is possible that maybe if you contact XFX they may allow you to register it. They know whether there inventory has been registered or not. The serial number isnt a mystery to them. Maybe they will let you.
Second I understand you would be upset, but anytime you buy the card the way you did, it comes with risk. That is a risk you took and it didnt payoff this time.
But seriously talk to XFX or just go to there website and just register it. That is how I did mine and they never even ask for proof that I bought it. I have 3 of them. LOL, I have had to RMA 2 out of the 3 for fan bearings going out. It couldnt hurt to try. Good luck.
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