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post #11 of 14
Hardware wise they are all the same, you are basically paying for the sticker on the card and warranty.

Honestly, just get whatever's cheapest. Asus and MSI offer 3 year warranties, most other manufacturers offer 2 year warranty (PowerColor, Sapphire, Diamond,etc..) XFX offers lifetime, but eh I would stay away from them. Another option would be Visiontek as they offer lifetime.
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There are many brands I still don't trust fully.
To be honest, my XFX Juniper XT's were excellent cards and I would buy XFX over Palit, MSi, and others. Thats just me though.
Well, I recommend to buy the cheapest card out of these brands: EVGA, MSI, ASUS, Sapphire, XFX and (maybe) Gigabyte. They're all equally reliable. Well pretty much.
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post #13 of 14
Get the cheapest or the one with best warranty.

About 80% of reference design cards are made by Sapphire anyways.... others just put another sticker on it.

Only things that differ alot is warranty's given by the brands.

Btw: XFX reference design cards are fine. 9 out of 10 time's its an Sapphire anyways so no need to worry. I would stay away from XFX non-reference designs though
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ASUS and MSI have three year serial based warranty for parts and labor.
GIGABYTE has 3 years parts and 2 years labor. Serial based as well.

Those are the only brands I would personally buy.
    
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