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AVGA gtx 480 or Zotac gtx 480 ????

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  • Graphics Cards
  • Gtx
  • Zotac
  • Geforce
  • Graphics
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March 31, 2010 3:47:46 PM

I want to preorder the gtx 480 but there are two brands in amazon iam confused with
1- EVGA GeForce GTX480 Superclocked ($544.99 )
2- Zotac GeForce GTX 480 ($499.99 )
which one is better and is it big different
this is the liks for both of them
1- http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Gra...


2- http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-GeForce-384-bit-Graphics-ZT...

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March 31, 2010 4:02:17 PM

I personally would go with EVGA just because of the Company. It does come at an almost 50$ extra price tag though....

EVGA gives you a 2nd chance, giving you I beleive about 3 months to step up to a new card incase you dont like this 1. Also offers great Support and Lifetime Warranty.

As for Zotac they have this going:

http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=...


My Preference Table is:

1) BFG
2) EVGA
3) XFX
4) Other
a c 189 U Graphics card
March 31, 2010 4:21:09 PM

When i see the prices, then i would choose the cheapest... :) 
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March 31, 2010 4:26:50 PM

I wouldn't unless it was absolutely huge % wise, not just actually money wise.

Although the cards run the same for the most part (not these 2 though, since the EVGA is overclocked) the company warranties are a big thing.

Evga Lifetime + 90 day step up.
BFG LIfetime + 100 day Step up.
XFX DoubleLifetime + more freedom with Card tweaking (cooler change etc).
a c 189 U Graphics card
March 31, 2010 5:11:42 PM

L1qu1d said:
I wouldn't unless it was absolutely huge % wise, not just actually money wise.

Although the cards run the same for the most part (not these 2 though, since the EVGA is overclocked) the company warranties are a big thing.

Evga Lifetime + 90 day step up.
BFG LIfetime + 100 day Step up.
XFX DoubleLifetime + more freedom with Card tweaking (cooler change etc).


^
Yup, i agree with your opinion.
But i don't like "superclocked" thing, because i can buy the normal card and then OC it by myself... :) 

But again, that's just me. :D 
March 31, 2010 5:25:16 PM

yup ur right, same with me, I prefer vanilla.
March 31, 2010 5:30:11 PM

What does this mean when i check with AVGA it says
lifetime warranty if registered within 30 days at <www.evga.com&gt;.
which 30 days and register what and if i don't i will not get warranty
a b U Graphics card
March 31, 2010 5:54:54 PM

Not the full warranty at least. Just be sure to register.
March 31, 2010 6:18:58 PM

Most companies have 30 days for you to register from purchase date of item. All they need is Proof of purchase. If you dont, you lose out on Trade up or LIfetime warranty or both, I can't remember.

Its not a big deal. All you do is, get the recipt or the Amazon recipt, wait for the card to come, once it comes, you go to EVGA.com and register it.

Its very easy, I use to think that it was a hassle too, but it can be done in 2 mins:) 
March 31, 2010 6:20:47 PM

Thanks alot for all your effort
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