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Which is the absolute best? Anyone as awesome as EVGA? (their step-up program is simply amazing in my opinion.)

Are Sapphire and XFX pretty good?
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post #2 of 35
Nvidia makes the Best ATI/AMD cards.

(LOL Ok)

There is no way to say. Some people like and dislike different companies

I know for Nvidia every one loves EVGA hardware,
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post #3 of 35
Sapphire is good. XFX isn't. Asus and MSI are also great. Visiontek is also on the list of good ones.

Only ones I won't personally buy is XFX (horrible customer service, crap aftermarket designs), and Gigabyte (personal reasons for a motherboard incident).
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post #4 of 35
Sapphire is one of the best along with Asus and MSI.
Some people dont like XFX because they have a bad reputation for pushing some sub par products and lowsy warranty services.
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post #5 of 35
I have never had any problems with XFX cards so far. It´s my fav manufacture, and they have lifetime warrenty even if you OC(if you need it, since xfx have the fastest factory clocks). Playing with the bios and the warranty is gone redface.gif

Asus is never a bad way to go with gfx either. They have some sweet cards

Just my 2cent
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post #6 of 35
I've had no problems with my XFX 5770, but after the horrid customer support i'd not get another XFX product


Asus makes great products (been using their MB's since the 90's)
post #7 of 35
this was my first time around with sapphire, i liked enough to buy a second one.
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post #8 of 35
My Nvidia 6950 worked very well. Overnight shipping on the RMA and 200% OC
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post #9 of 35
I am onto my second set of Sapphire graphics cards, and I am quite satisfied with their quality.
post #10 of 35
Sapphire, XFX, HIS are my pick's.

stay away from Diamond, visiontek,
    
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