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  • 65% (15)
    EVGA
  • 34% (8)
    MSI
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post #1 of 18
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I have always used EVGA, never used MSI, and I was wondering, which should I get? I have a tech bench, so I was wondering which would be cooler. How is MSI customer support?
    
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post #2 of 18
Need more information. Which card?

For reference card, no reason not to do EVGA for the lifetime warranty. Non-reference, non-watercooled EVGA's cards leave something to be desired. MSI's twin frozr is a great setup, but is out-performed by Asus's DCII 3-slot versions of the 570/580, but is the best 560 cooler available. Can't really say more without knowing which card we're talking about.

EDIT: just realized you're the same OP as the 5870 vs 560 thread. For 560s, go with MSI. EVGA's 560 is rather lackluster.
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 4/4/11 at 2:54pm
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post #3 of 18
Direct CU II <3

Non-reference > reference
post #4 of 18
I had to RMA a MSI mobo once and the process was really easy and had a good return time. better that when I had to rma a evga mobo it tok over a month but it really wasnt their fault bc UPS screwed up on the delivery and lost my package for over a week. I have 2 evga gtx460 and never had any probs with them. but i just ordered a new gtx570 msi and im sure it will be great as well. one good/bad thing about them is with msi you get a 3yr warrenty but the rma is linked to the card not the ownner. with EVGA the rma has to be the original ownner.
post #5 of 18
MSI customer support is awful when I dealt with them. But EVGA is nice because its right down the street and I can understand what they are saying.
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post #6 of 18
MSI bins their cards. EVGA doesn't (according to MSI-Alex)

I would say EVGA for refernce, MSI for non-refernce
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
MSI bins their cards. EVGA doesn't (according to MSI-Alex)

I would say EVGA for refernce, MSI for non-refernce
This^

But there is bias from who states that EVGA doesn't bin their cards.
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post #8 of 18
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I'm getting a 560.
    
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
I'm getting a 560.
EVGA then lol
Unless you get the MSI 560 Cyclone
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post #10 of 18
EVGA. All my cards from EVGA OCed a lot higher than MSI's.
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