Video Card Brand

Basically to finish off my computer build I'm looking at getting an ATI HD 5770.

My question for the community is, which brand is best... and does brand make a difference in performance.

These two cards are on sale at my local shop:

XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48038&vpn=HD577XZNFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1061

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCs 875MHZ 1GB 4.9GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48581&vpn=AX5770%201GBD5-PPG&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1061

Now, i've never heard of powercolor so I'm a bit biased to the XFX... but does it make a difference which I go with. Clearly the powercolor one is cheaper, but is it worth spending the extra for the XFX brand?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  1. XFX offer u more longer warranty... :)
  2. XFX hands down.....
  3. I would suggest you to go for powercolour as it has higher clock speed,lower price...Besides two year warranty is enough as you would surely need to change the card after 2 years....
  4. Powercolor, if you are trying to save money. XFX is you are going to overclock... which you shouldnt really need to overclock a beastly card. No need to for the games available... Unless you wanna be overly retarded and run WoW windowed and Bioshock windowed while watching a movie.... you get the point.
  5. Based on warranties, XFX is the safer choice. I've not owned either brand, but it seems that XFX also has a better reputation.
  6. Both cards are the same except one is branded as XFX the other Powercolor. You are paying for the support by each company. XFX does have good support and is a lifetime warranty, (1 year if you don't register the product on their site, I believe). However, personally I never keep a video card beyond 2 years so that warranty isn't a concern for me. The Powercolor has a higher clock, which would be a benefit.

    XFX has good support and a following in the gaming community so they will have alot of loyal "fans". But buying a powercolor will not give you an inferior product in any way.
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