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November 19, 2007 10:40:11 PM

Getting an 8600GT or GTS and was wondering if getting one or the other brand would make a difference. Thanks.

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November 19, 2007 10:55:07 PM

I don't have either one but whenever I read vid cards roundups it seems that EVGA always comes on top in power consumption and temperature, while still having good overall performance.
a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2007 11:03:25 PM

I prefer XFX for overall better quality, but EVGA has the trade-up program. My only real problem with EVGA is their noisy fans. For what they charge, they could do a little better on this.
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November 19, 2007 11:10:57 PM

I,ve been asking myself the same question. The nice thing about EVGA is it's Step-up program as tlmc said. but XFX has the better warranty. A few months ago I would have never looked at the difference in warranty's but after my dead asus mobo, i really started looking at the difference in warranty. So that's why I would go for XFX.

BFG's warranty sucks by the way there lifetime warranty does not include the fan that's only 1 year, which is most likely to fail on a older GPU. and you can not mod the GPU by adding a new/different cooler. so however you put it you will not have a true lifetime warranty.

XFX alows you to mod a GPU and still not void the warranty.

Now that's warranty
November 19, 2007 11:38:07 PM

i was debating whether or not to just wait on getting an 8800 hopefully when the price goes down when the 8900 cards come out, but there is no release date except "some time this holiday."

what do you guys think? wait it out or just get it now?
November 19, 2007 11:39:48 PM

oh... and XFX is generally like 30 bucks cheaper than eVGA for some reason. i guess thats part of the trade-up program though.
November 19, 2007 11:49:16 PM

yea... before the american dollar gets too low for me to afford one. :p 
a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2007 11:53:37 PM

I saw on another thread that Best buy had some 8800gt's for $250 in store. Did not see a brand name though.
November 19, 2007 11:54:20 PM

$250 is a good price for 8800GT of any brand
November 20, 2007 12:02:17 AM

yea i saw that to, but $250 bucks is too steep for me even though i know its a good deal. and honestly, i dont think an extra $140 is worth it. if you guys want to donate money for me to get one though let me know. :p 
November 20, 2007 12:03:38 AM

oh... buy.com has the XFX 8600GT for $115.
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2007 12:04:26 AM

That Best Buy store is in Florida.
November 20, 2007 12:14:15 AM

wait... what? what does that have to do with it being $115?
November 20, 2007 12:18:07 AM

*edit NM were talking 8600s

Go with whatever you think is best for you..

I just went EVGA with my 8800GT since i know something better is coming out early Q1 08 and 90day Step up will cover me till Mid February so i can hopefully trade up when it comes out if its worth it...
November 20, 2007 12:25:26 AM

Alright i have had a few Video card over the years and i tust and like XFX for the Double lifetime Warranty yes so on and xfx video card 7X 8X cards with the Double lifetime warranty you can sell the card with the lifetime warranty it's awsome
November 20, 2007 12:32:37 AM

thats tempting, but i placed my order with buy.com already. and i have a feeling i won't be playing crysis at all. sad days.
November 20, 2007 1:20:39 AM

Nah Buy a 3850 or 3870.. Price is not too steep and it burns the 8600 128bit pos **** series of cards..
November 20, 2007 1:24:53 AM

Lol, don't waste your money on an 8600GTS. Listen to Vaker5.
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2007 1:33:56 AM

ricehoshi said:
thats tempting, but i placed my order with buy.com already. and i have a feeling i won't be playing crysis at all. sad days.

You will be playing just at lower res like 800x600 at low settings. Heck, I played it on a 7600gt at 1280x1024 at low settings. According to fraps I was doing about 30fps. It was in DX9 on Windows XP SP1 though. It looked OK, but a little jaggedy around the edges. I did not notice too much as I was trying to keep from getting my ass blown off. :) 
November 20, 2007 2:45:08 AM

which brand is cheaper this week?

Yea, that is the one to buy.

Both are good.


(EVGA owner)
November 20, 2007 12:10:43 PM

Quote:
Nah Buy a 3850 or 3870.. Price is not too steep and it burns the 8600 128bit pos **** series of cards..


I was about to say... I read so many posts and not one person mentioned how bad the 8600 GT was, lol. Thank you, VAKER5.
November 20, 2007 12:55:05 PM

XFX for the lifetime warranty transferable and cheaper price.
November 20, 2007 2:23:30 PM

Tried out the 8600GT yesterday, it isn't THAT bad. Not really that much of a gamer, but I honestly can't tell the difference between the 8800 and 8600. Wait, let me rephrase that. I CAN tell the difference, but not a $150 difference. :p 
November 20, 2007 2:29:53 PM

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Tried out the 8600GT yesterday, it isn't THAT bad. Not really that much of a gamer, but I honestly can't tell the difference between the 8800 and 8600. Wait, let me rephrase that. I CAN tell the difference, but not a $150 difference. :p 
Well there's your problem! :D 
November 20, 2007 2:48:41 PM

:p 

yeah, i forgot to mention that in this thread, but i just do a lot of heavy image and video editing. but even video editing doesn't seem to make that much of a difference since most of the time i am working with static keyframes.
November 20, 2007 2:53:48 PM

Ah, yes. That would've helped a bit. :)  I'm pretty sure the 8600 is the one that supports HDTV / HDCP. Probably a good choice for you then.
November 20, 2007 3:14:27 PM

neither. ASUS all the way,

my 2cents
November 20, 2007 4:19:28 PM

get evga they got the step up plan thingi, if u want to buy a better card within the next 3 months you just trade in your old evga card and pay the difference
November 20, 2007 4:41:43 PM

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get evga they got the step up plan thingi, if u want to buy a better card within the next 3 months you just trade in your old evga card and pay the difference
Yep, it's a nice little feature. :)  Heh, I love your sig as well thepinkpanther.
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2009 1:41:55 AM

EVGA. XFX Customer Support and Warranty terms Sucks:
[ 4/2/2009 1:39:28 AM] My Graphics Card just fan is running but not getting any display. If changed to any 2 othergraphics cards that I have I am getting the display. I would like to get the RMA number to return the card for replacement under lifetime warranty. Thanks, Raju.
[DANIEL_E 4/2/2009 1:42:26 AM] For the warranty in order to get the double lifetime warranty the card must be registered within 30 days of the purchase date. Going by the serial number the card was manufactured more than 2 years ago. If you do not have the receipt showing the card was registered within 30 days of the purchase date; then we`ll have to go by the date the card was manufactured. If that`s the case the card is out of warranty. Daniel
[ 4/3/2009 2:34:01 AM] The policy you mentioned is for the items bought after April 17, 2007. I am the original purchaser and I bought my item with the invoice date 12/2/2005. I also registered my product immediately. I have the invoice receipt email for my online order from monarchcomputer. I can forward that email if you need it.Invoice Number: 0351325 Order Number: 0474329 Invoice Date 12/2/2005.
[BRIAN 4/3/2009 7:15:27 PM] Hi Seshu, please email a copy of your invoice to bcxfx123@xfxforce.com with the ticket number as the subject. Thanks, brian.
[ 4/4/2009 8:01:27 PM] Brian, As per your request forwarded my invoice to the email address bcxfx123@xfxforce.com with subject Reference: Ticket ID 219275. Thanks, Raju.
[BRIAN 4/6/2009 11:45:36 PM] Hi Seshu, it looks like the card is out of warranty at this point and we cannot warranty the card at this time. thanks, Brian.
[ 4/7/2009 4:33:17 PM] What do mean by out of warranty. Please explain me Lifetime warranty terms.
[ 4/7/2009 4:36:24 PM] Is lifetime warranty is your marketing gimmick?
[DANIEL_E 4/8/2009 12:57:07 AM] Hi, the lifetime the warranty is only valid if you had registered the card within 30 days of the purchase date. Daniel
[ 4/10/2009 5:26:22 AM] I registered within 30 days of my purchase. Also 30 days registration policy is effective for the cards purchased after April 17, 2007. Not for the cards purchased before that date. Also at that time I received the Far cry game as I registered within 30 days. Please check your warranty terms my registration records carefully and do not reply for the sake of replying. Can you please provide me your supervisor`s phone number. I would like to report breach of your warranty terms to consumer advocates as well as government agencies. Thanks, Raju.
[DANIEL_E 4/10/2009 7:25:40 PM] Hi, the lifetime warranty is only valid if the card had been registered within 30 days of the purchase date. This applies to all video cards 6 series to present series that were purchased in USA or Canada. Daniel
[ 4/11/2009 6:23:11 PM] I registered withing 30 days. Why your are saing I am not registered with in 30 days. I am registered with in 30 days and got far cry game when I bought that card. You have some problems with your systems go check them. Thanks, Raaju
[DANIEL_E 4/13/2009 11:14:19 PM] Hi, the date the card was registered is 12/7/2007. On your receipt does it show the date as being within 30 days of 12/7/2007? Brian verified the date from the receipt you had sent to him. Daniel
[ 4/17/2009 2:00:32 AM] Then how do I got call of duty game. Requirement for it is I have to register in 30 days. And I have the game with me If you need serial number. You guys just want to avoid repairs of your products with some rules. I as customer am stupid buying your card for $300. Learned a lesson and no more xfx in my lifet time
[ 4/17/2009 2:06:06 AM] Also go read warranty policy for 7 series. "It states To qualify, any 6 Series or greatrer Graphics Card purchased on or after April 17, 2007 must be registered within the first 30 days of purchase or the protection for the card will be limited to 1 year." Did I buy after 04/17/2007? NO. Before that date.
[ 4/17/2009 2:12:44 AM] I registered for the game in 12/2005 at the following url. I still have proof of email in my mail box and game. http://www.xfxforce.com/web/marketing/promotion.jspa?pr.... I rereistered my another xfx card in 12/2007
[ 4/17/2009 2:20:23 AM] I registered GF 5500 256MB DDR TV DVI on 12/7/2007. Also explain me the warranty policy you have on your web site, "It states To qualify, any 6 Series or greatrer Graphics Card purchased on or after April 17, 2007 must be registered within the first 30 days of purchase or the protection for the card will be limited to 1 year." Did I buy after 04/17/2007?
[MARK_C 4/17/2009 7:03:08 PM] Hello Seshu, The registration clause was always there. That was when the transferable warranty was added. Thank you. Mark
[ 4/18/2009 2:31:23 AM] Ok. Learned my leasson. So you want me put xfx card into garbage and Neve give you a penny again.
April 18, 2009 2:16:48 AM

They're all the same once it's boiled down. Get the cheapest or the coolest looking. They all have good customer service and a good warranty.
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