With the 4830, 4850, 4870 affordable nowadays, I'll be getting one of the cards. However, since this is my first newbuild, I'm trying to figure out which company (e.g., Asus, Sapphire, MSI, PowerColor, Visiontek, Diamond, etc.) has the best product in this area, and if I should get a bad card(s), which company is willing to step up to the plate and take care of its customers?
Or will just ordering from a place like newegg do the trick as they seem to always take care of their customers?
Diamond has the best customer support. The Sapphire Toxic, HIS IceQ Turbo and MSI with the crazy heatsink (forgot name) are the best. If you game at crazy resolutions, get a 1gb model, otherwise, without triple buffing the the extra memory won't make a difference.
in a bizarre twist im going to recommend the force3d 4870 freezer dht 512mb for its fantastic cooling (with an admittedly slightly annoying fan noise), but i wouldnt recommend buying from force3d direct as their customer service is non existent.
so buy from a reputable seller who has decent customer service so you dont have to deal with the company that makes them.