Hi! I've been looking around, and it seems as though people are having problems with the XFX 7600GT XXX and the EVGA 7600GT KO overclocked cards. Is buying a factory-overclocked card safe?
My main question is whether I should opt for (all are PCI-e 16x) a standard 7600GT from EVGA, or, if going for an overclocked version, get the EVGA or XFX version?
I won't be doing any overclocking on my own.
Also, I currently have an old XFX gpu, and when I purchased it new (retail), the fan for it crapped out within 2 months (I now want to stay away from XFX). So is there any big selling point for the XFX XXX over the EVGA KO ?
I am unaware of any issues with the 7600GT XXX version, if you know of any or have a link to posts please let me know. Also I agree with Dade_0182 when your fan failed did you contact us for an RMA or fan replacement? As much as many of us manufactures don’t like to admit it, parts do fail and when this happens we try to make the experience as painless for the customer as possible.
I can't find the threads, but IIRC I read about some issues a month or two ago. But I guess there's nothing to be worried about. :wink:
As for the RMA, XFX wanted me to send in my whole graphics card, at my expense, and the whole deal would've taken several weeks. So I went to a computer shop and bought a GPU fan and installed it myself for less than what shipping would've cost!
Thanks for everyone's input! I'm going to go with the EVGA KO version. :!: