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Not xfx.

They tend to use non refrence pcbs and coolers, making them harder to work with (changing coolers and voltages), and of a poorer quality.

My 4870 died just when it was just over a year old. I didnt bother doing anything about it because xfx offer no warranty outside america (and it had a custom cooler, the original broke). So i had to buy another card, so i went pny this time.
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Originally Posted by kurt1288;12086526 
I bought an XFX 4870 a while back. After about a year, the fan on it started clicking.

That happened on mine. I belive it is because while the cooler looks like the ref one, it actually isnt. It doesnt have the red plate at the bottom of it and i have a feeling the fan itself is diffrent to the refrence one, causing the clicking to appear after a year or so.
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OK guys, ASUS or Sapphire ? (im ruling xfx out cuz im gonna watercool in future and dont wanna void warranty)
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OK guys, ASUS or Sapphire ? (im ruling xfx out cuz im gonna watercool in future and dont wanna void warranty)
Oh, I don't know it's not like there was an 8 page discussion on the subject or anything.
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Oh, I don't know it's not like there was an 8 page discussion on the subject or anything.
oh I'm sorry, I guess I misunderstood
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Go for Sapphire.
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post #76 of 80
My XFX card is fine. I built a system for my friend with a Sapphire card, and it's also fine.

ASUS makes great motherboards, so I can assume they make good video cards too.
    
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well i went XFX with my 5770...and im glad i did now, im having to RMA thier RMA (literally) i opened the box they sent, and the cooler was completely off the card's heatsink, lets hope it doesnt happen again, it was also missing a screw in 1 spot along the edge.
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post #78 of 80
so far, my xfx 6870 hasn't given me any problems. Now I'm looking to get another 6870 to crossfire. I'm thinking a MSI 6870.. what do you guys think
post #79 of 80
Sapphire. .. Asus tech support sucks.. see my ongoing issue with my $600 5970 . Also.. type in Google Asus technical support problems.
    
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(puts on asbestos suit)

Why no mention of Diamond? I have never owned any of their products but saw that Fry's had their cards cheaper than XFX (probably for good reason).

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