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Poll Results: EVGA or MSI?

 
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post #11 of 18
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EVGA then lol
Unless you get the MSI 560 Cyclone
You mean the twin frozr?
    
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EVGA. All my cards from EVGA OCed a lot higher than MSI's.
MSI does have some of the most amazing overclocking cards. They are all non-ref though

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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
You mean the twin frozr?
Uh yeah >_> I just remember the GTX460 Cyclone, assumed it was the same for the 560. I guess not ^-^
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post #13 of 18
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MSI does have some of the most amazing overclocking cards. They are all non-ref though



Uh yeah >_> I just remember the GTX460 Cyclone, assumed it was the same for the 560. I guess not ^-^
It's alright, lol. I'm looking at going 1GHz or 1.1/2GHz, I got 1GHz on my GTX460, so I imagine a 560 would do much higher, plus the cooler is better on the MSI card.
    
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post #14 of 18
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MSI bins their cards. EVGA doesn't (according to MSI-Alex)

I would say EVGA for refernce, MSI for non-refernce
EVGA bins their cards harder than any other manufacturer as far as I'm concerned. (SC, SC+, etc) It's a practice that I am not fond of when purchasing a reference model (the "best" samples should logically be reserved for the factory OC'd versions), but like when going for a non-reference design with a fatty heatsink.

I've had great experiences with both to be honest. It really depends on the model the OP is after. Twin Frozr II models are some of the best clockers around with the most sturdy heatsink solutions you'll find.

I had to process a RMA through MSI, the process was painless and the turnaround time was decent. (~3 weeks from the day I shipped it)
    
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post #15 of 18
Just to throw my 2 cents in, I love EVGA and have/had a majority of their products. I have never had to RMA anything (luck of the draw?) but when talking to customer service its been very friendly and easy. Not to mention life time warranty and step-up if thats your thing. I'll admit that MSI's cards are very tempting though. Those coolers are intense and from what I have heard, they are beast overclockers. Basically its a good call either way.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
It's alright, lol. I'm looking at going 1GHz or 1.1/2GHz, I got 1GHz on my GTX460, so I imagine a 560 would do much higher, plus the cooler is better on the MSI card.
1 GHz is a lofty OC for a 560. Clock speed is far from the only determining factor in a graphics card. My 570 at 900mhz core is on par with a 580 at ~775 core.
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post #17 of 18
I thought we convinced you to get the 6950 2GB in the other thread because you were considering CF in the future. Either way best value for a 560 right now is this Gigabyte 560 for $215 after rebate and free shipping. It is definitely the card to get over the EVGA or MSI, it;s cooler is very similar to the TFII on the MSI as both have 4 heatpipes and no VRM heatsinks, It has a higher factory overclock, and is $20 cheaper to boot, easy decision in my book.

That is the best 560 to get right now and would probably match the value of the 6950 if you're just considering single cards but if you are considering CF or SLI still then definitely go for the 6950 2GB they scale ever so slightly better than the 560 but he biggest factor is the 2GB will let you do things that you just can't with 1GB
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post #18 of 18
I've had great experiences with both companies. Both have very solid customer service, and the MSI rma process is fairly painless.

Both have solid warranty policies. EVGA's lifetime warranties are awesome, but since you have to register for them I kind of prefer MSI's S/N based system because it makes their cards very easy to resell later.

I will say though, as far as rebates are concerned, EVGA is much faster with them than MSI. If you're factoring in a rebate, don't expect to get your money back from MSI for a good 3-4 months. EVGA was much faster (the only rebate I've filed for with them was sent back to me in less than a month), but they send prepaid check cards. MSI actually sends checks.
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