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So I was wondering which brand I should get... XFX has the lifetime warranty, but is 30 dollars higher....Sapphire had a 2 year warranty
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You need to decide. Last week I picked up a 6950 2GB, the factors for me were price and ability to flash to a 6970. XFX was out of price range.

Here's the thread : http://www.overclock.net/ati/949181-...50-advice.html
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well i have always been happy with XfX.. i think they do great cards. i got an 8800gt alphadog that has been clocked to hell and back and it is still going.

at the end of the day it is your dessision. if you are in the uk area i would say XFX as they are in the UK. tbh, i have never tryed or owned a Saphire GPU
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XFX still has the Double lifetime warranty right...? I would get the XFX card I love mine.

you going to turn the 570SC into a dedicated Physx card
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XFX still has the Double lifetime warranty right...? I would get the XFX card I love mine.

you going to turn the 570SC into a dedicated Physx card
Nope i am returning it, i bought the oc edition to "oc" but when they burn up at stock clocks ocing is just out of the question. Obviously unlocked 6950s have the right power to support 6970 clocks
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I own 2 of the sapphires....

i think they are awesome.... both flashed up to 6970 aswell.....
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I would get sapphire, easier rep service, and they have a golden selected club (free games)
    
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The XFX has lifetime warranty IF you register it within 30 days of purchase. If you don't, you have two years just like the Sapphire. No real issues with XFX, but one of my 5770s just happen to have the fan cooler assembly fall off. I was removing it to test something else, and was wondering why the heck is the housing wiggling in my hand. I found out the plastic mounts completely cracked and the housing was falling off with only the PSU wire helping to keep it on. I'm awaiting reply from XFX nowto see if they'll send me a new fan cooler housing or if I have to send it in for service. I've never seen this happen with any video card I've ever owned.
     
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Well if I do get a 6950 it will be a sapphire.... I am wondering if I should go 560ti? Its a 30 dollar difference between the gtx 560 ti and the 6950...
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