Are there any brand names out there that I should avoid. I have alway used asus video cards in the past and had good luck with them. Currently have one in the system I am replacing, and it is a nice card for its age.
I have my choose of GPUs narrowed down and am ready to buy on payday.....god I can't wait till friday
I've had bad luck with Powercolor in the past. The fan on my 9800 Pro went out in less than 3 months.
eVGA is awesome in their support, as is BFG. Sapphire has never let me down, either.
from what i've seen powercolor is one of the "cheap" brands out there which usually you would want to avoid unless you're building a computer for your sister's friend or someone like that. Asus is supposed to be good but slightly more expensive (always worth it), gigabyte is still quite good (and relatively cheap), MSI... hmm dunno, winfast (or leadtek) is another one which i'd personally avoid, i hear eVGA is good and sapphire is supposed to be right up there with asus and BFG
I Think These Are The Bests :
eVGA , BFG , XFX , Asus , Leadtek , Gigabyte , Gainward ( For nVIDIA Based Graphic Cards )
ATI , HIS , Sapphire , Asus , MSI , Gigabyte ( For ATI Based Graphic Cards )
:twisted: Happy Shopping
If you buy ATI it is best to buy direct from their website as the warrenty returns are quicker. ie they will cross ship your product. The ATI branded cards are great. Nothing wrong with either the saphire or Asus if you find a better price.
I wouldn't buy from the ATI website, it is way too expensive. I have found that Sapphire usually has their cards priced quite low, check newegg (although they won't ship internationally, the bastards).
I'll be getting the cards from newegg no matter what I decide to buy just case they have great customer service and fast shipping times and great prices.....bought all my other parts there so not gonna stop now