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EVGA is about as good as you can get.
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post #12 of 34
Evga. Msi as well it's a 3 yr warranty with them but it's on the serial number...with evga the warranty is non transferrable.

I think zotac might be limited lifetime.
post #13 of 34
If you are going to sell them in a few years, Asus or Gigabyte.
If you are going to keep these for a long time get the EVGA for the lifetime warranty. It only applies if you live in North America (I think)
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I hear nvidia is a good brand for 580s. Those AMD 580s are crap though.
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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.
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post #14 of 34
evga all the way
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post #15 of 34
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+rep to everyone. Going with EVGA.
    
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post #16 of 34
choose your brand. Get their costumer support number and/or email and contact them.
Tell them you have a faulty card and ask how can they help you.

If you are happy with the way things go from there, that's your brand for sure. If you are not (for example.. they put you on a hold for hours, the email gets a 2 week delay to be answered, they send you an automated message asking you to ship your card to china, etc, etc) that's not your brand.

Every brand has it's ups and down in the costumer support area. The best is the one with the least "mistakes" and costumer mistreats

Aside from that, every card is the same with a different sticker on it. That is, of course, if it's a reference model.

By the way, if you want a better cooler than stock (for silence and/or cooler temps) check how much more is the non-ref model, and how much would it be a ref+aftermarket cooling solution
post #17 of 34
Go with EVGA; I just bought a GTX 570 from EVGA and they are emailing codes for 3DMark 11 after you register your card. Along with that, EVGA has a nice customer service department who are very professional and courteous.
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I hear nvidia is a good brand for 580s. Those AMD 580s are crap though.


But seriously, all brands mentioned above are good. Only reason I would go with Galaxy or similar lower brand cards are if theyre cheap, very well worth the price. For example, I got my 460 for $70 after rebates. Steal!
    
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I hear nvidia is a good brand for 580s. Those AMD 580s are crap though.
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He be trollin.
    
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