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Any difference in quality between brands?

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January 24, 2007 1:22:44 AM

Hi
I have some options for buy a PCIe card but i would like to know if the following brands are good in terms of quality, isn't important the best performer because availability and money concerns.

Asus
Best Data
crucial
PNY
BFG Tech
Connect3D
Visiontek
MSI
EVGA
XFX

The XFX aren't expensive and the store have some models.

Thanks in advance and best wishes
Luis

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January 24, 2007 1:32:07 AM

All are basically same quality.

BFG, eVGA, and XFX are the ones I would go for. They seem to offer more outside of the card itself.
January 25, 2007 2:00:06 AM

Thanks a lot

Luis
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January 25, 2007 6:17:03 PM

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All are basically same quality.

BFG, eVGA, and XFX are the ones I would go for. They seem to offer more outside of the card itself.

I know the OP didn't list it, but what do you think of HiS video cards?
January 25, 2007 7:38:46 PM

They're great. They offer Ice Q III coolers, which are one of the best for video card. Great choice.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2007 8:34:49 PM

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They're great. They offer Ice Q III coolers, which are one of the best for video card. Great choice.

They're purty too.


I agree with ya, eVGA, BFG, XFX are the NV cards I look toward. I'd go with MSI also, and of course Gainward too if they were still over here. I bought two PNY 7900GS's, but only because of the then very low price.

What ever happened to the sticky that discussed brand quality?
January 25, 2007 8:42:00 PM

Purty they most definitely are.
January 25, 2007 9:05:48 PM

BFG, XFX and eVGA offer a life time warrantee also I believe. Plus there just good cards if you go with one of those. One thing though, the eVGA have the step up program. So if within 3 months if you want to stepup to another better card, they will give you your "FULL" ammount you paid for whatever current card you have. You just give them your copy of the receipt. :) 

I got lucky and got my $460 out of my 7800GTX and I kept it for 6 months because there wasn't any of the 512's available for me to step up to and when the 7900GTX came out I got that card for just $30 more.
Just an option if you think you will upgrade in the next 3 months MAYBE. :)  hehe
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2007 9:21:44 PM

Avoid MSI

Quote:
Hi
I have some options for buy a PCIe card but i would like to know if the following brands are good in terms of quality, isn't important the best performer because availability and money concerns.

Asus
Best Data
crucial
PNY
BFG Tech
Connect3D
Visiontek
MSI
EVGA
XFX

The XFX aren't expensive and the store have some models.

Thanks in advance and best wishes
Luis
January 25, 2007 9:35:20 PM

GIGABYTE is also a good brand.
January 25, 2007 9:58:19 PM

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They're great. They offer Ice Q III coolers, which are one of the best for video card. Great choice.

They're purty too.
Yea, they're very nice.
January 25, 2007 10:18:34 PM

BFG has lifetime warranty no matter what, that's from personal experience. eVGA with the Step Up Program is sweet too, you have to have something to fall back on with the price you pay nowadays and those 2 offer the most for your money.
January 26, 2007 5:28:35 PM

One thing I also love by eVGA is they also overclock cards so they are stable and dont need any after-market HSF or cooler. I have a Geforce 7950 GT KO Superclocked which runs at 46 degrees idle and 51~55 load.
January 26, 2007 7:06:54 PM

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All are basically same quality.
Would agree with this statement, the rest becomes personal preference. I would add HIS to the list, however.
January 26, 2007 7:54:15 PM

Evga has lifetime warranty's also :wink:
January 26, 2007 8:09:52 PM

In my opinion,EVGA offers the best warranty as well as a decent step-up program.They also have excellent customer support.Now although the other companies do make good hardware,I believe that EVGA customer support,so far,has been second to none.When you call them,they even have a call back feature so you are not tied up on the phone waiting for them to get to you.My recommendatio,EVGA.Goodluck.

Dahak

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EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X EVGA 7800GT IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE (soon 2b crucial balistix ddr500)
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
January 26, 2007 10:04:54 PM

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Evga has lifetime warranty's also :wink:


Didn't know that, they go to the top of the list then, thank you.
January 26, 2007 10:38:44 PM

I just got the Evga 7600 Gt. Works like a charm. Great quality and professional looking.
January 27, 2007 12:35:31 AM

Just for more info.
580/1.5 @ stock
652/1.64 after "detect optimal frequencies"
Driver version 6.14
January 27, 2007 1:39:15 AM

I live eVGA. They have awfully good customer experience, from my point of view. eVGA provided the ONLY experience in my life where a customer service guy knew MORE about PCs than me. It made me sing.
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