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Hi guys,
I'm planning a new build and was wondering what the best brand for graphics cards is. I was thinking of going with evga, but I'd love to hear from you guys! Thanks!
    
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EVGA, Asus, and Gigabyte are all great brands. I've heard good things about PNY as well.

It really doesn't matter which brand you pick if you get a reference card, though.
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post #3 of 34
Any brand, they all do the same thing.
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I hear nvidia is a good brand for 580s. Those AMD 580s are crap though.
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EVGA, Asus, and Gigabyte are all great brands. I've heard good things about PNY as well.

It really doesn't matter which brand you pick if you get a reference card, though.
This. All reference cards are pretty close to identical and you can't go wrong with the above brands. They all have good to great warranties as well.

I personally have the ASUS and love it. The unlocked voltage capability from the factory is just one less step I have to do. And, I love the all black, low key look.
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hydro copper 2 is the winner for water i heard or w/e offers the artic cooler are best for being the coolest. EVGA i think is still the best when it comes to warranties.
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EVGA i think is still the best when it comes to warranties.
I think you're right.
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hydro copper 2 is the winner for water i heard or w/e offers the artic cooler are best for being the coolest. EVGA i think is still the best when it comes to warranties.
The Hydro 2 is an overpriced POS for what it does. Better to get a refrence card and an EK block, the EK blocks cool it better.
post #9 of 34
LOL i like your opinion. but ive only heard it was the best, ive never tried it but i will bet 100% that water wins everytime. just depends on what youll spend for it.
post #10 of 34
If your going to keep your card a long time then go with EVGA.

But if you upgrade constantly then you should get this one below:
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...mve&templete=2

Comes with 3 year warranty.
 
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