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Don't have an issue with my XFX card. To each his/her own I guess....
Yeah, but when you do have issues with it, you'll be hating on yourself for picking XFX.
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Yea forgot to add that. XFX is the only brand I wouldn't buy.



As you can see they put VOID IF REMOVED stickers on the back of the card, so if you want to change coolers or even change thermal paste you void the warranty. Not a single other manufacturer puts those on the cards Plus it's more expensive than the others so no point to buy it in the first place.
Use the search button before posting misinformation. The stickers do not apply to NA markets. And there are many companies that use void stickers. Powercolor, EK, Corsair, on and on. Stop knee jerking and the bs and find out what it actually means.
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Use the search button before posting misinformation. The stickers do not apply to NA markets. And there are many companies that use void stickers. Powercolor, EK, Corsair, on and on. Stop knee jerking and the bs and find out what it actually means.
PowerColor does not use them... Corsair- as in PSU? Yes, all PSUs have void if removed stickers on them. EK, I don't know since I don't use watercooling or anything. There are basically no GPU manufacturers that put that on at least that I've seen. And especially on the 6 series of cards.

Even if warranty is valid there are plenty of reasons not to buy XFX. Why they are hurting themselves even more in the other markets (Europe, Asia, whatever) I can not understand... And I would think their NA market is big enough to manufacture separate cards that don't have those stickers, but whatever. XFX is still at the bottom rung of AMD card manufacturers in my book, and plenty of others feel the same way as you've probably seen.
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PowerColor does not use them... Corsair- as in PSU? Yes, all PSUs have void if removed stickers on them. EK, I don't know since I don't use watercooling or anything. There are basically no GPU manufacturers that put that on at least that I've seen. And especially on the 6 series of cards.

Even if warranty is valid there are plenty of reasons not to buy XFX. Why they are hurting themselves even more in the other markets (Europe, Asia, whatever) I can not understand... And I would think their NA market is big enough to manufacture separate cards that don't have those stickers, but whatever. XFX is still at the bottom rung of AMD card manufacturers in my book, and plenty of others feel the same way as you've probably seen.
Powercolor uses void stickers on the 6990. Blah blah blah on the rest. You don't like it great don't buy from them. All this brand smack talking is getting old when RMA'ing in general sucks ass.

Oh yar EVGA uses void stickers also, except they'll void your ass if you remove them. lol.
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Get from any one of these brand,
1>msi
2>asus
3>sapphire
4>xfx
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Powercolor uses void stickers on the 6990. Blah blah blah on the rest. You don't like it great don't buy from them. All this brand smack talking is getting old when RMA'ing in general sucks ass.

Oh yar EVGA uses void stickers also, except they'll void your ass if you remove them. lol.
XFX is a horrible brand, especially their customer support. Only fanboys disagree.
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Powercolor uses void stickers on the 6990. Blah blah blah on the rest. You don't like it great don't buy from them. All this brand smack talking is getting old when RMA'ing in general sucks ass.

Oh yar EVGA uses void stickers also, except they'll void your ass if you remove them. lol.
PowerColor doesn't use void if removed stickers on the 6990... Just go look on Newegg, you can see from any angle none such stickers are present.

And my RMA experience with Sapphire was top notch, the only thing I was pissed about was paying a $10 fee because I didn't have an original invoice. They really shouldn't do that, but whatever. Any time there is a thread asking what manufacturer to buy for AMD cards, I will be there to put down XFX. If someone makes a thread like this, they should know the truth about the manufacturers, so don't be mad that XFX is getting singled out because that's just the way it is.
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PowerColor doesn't use void if removed stickers on the 6990... Just go look on Newegg, you can see from any angle none such stickers are present.

And my RMA experience with Sapphire was top notch, the only thing I was pissed about was paying a $10 fee because I didn't have an original invoice. They really shouldn't do that, but whatever. Any time there is a thread asking what manufacturer to buy for AMD cards, I will be there to put down XFX. If someone makes a thread like this, they should know the truth about the manufacturers, so don't be mad that XFX is getting singled out because that's just the way it is.
Why do you insist on debating when you're wrong? Powercolor sticker is hidden under the serial numbers, blocking a screw to remove the backplate. They're a bit sneaky no?


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get any one that doesn't have a hairdryer as a cooler
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Visiontek. Good solid cards ref cooler and lifetime warranty.
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