i know how to overclock gpus but i am not willing to overclock and i dont think i will need to aswell. i just want to have a fast, good, long warranty spending half a grand on gpu is alot and specially when you go to high school.
I personnaly like asus 3year warranty but i was wondering if there are others better 1's.. i heard asus takes about 1 month to replace a gpu which is long on other hand xfx does it in less then a week.
@shadow xfx may have 2x lifetime warranty but it only offers 2 years on hd 5970
@jerreece atm xfx black edition is cheepest 1 i can find(on ebuyer) for only £499 ( it was £540 but recently droped in price) . which is cheeper then asus(£519)and sapphire(£540).
I guess i might just go with asus or xfx cant choose.
btw any 1 know how long is his warranty on hd 5970?
If you can get the XFX BE for cheapest, I'd say go for that one. As far as warranty length, honestly I've never owned a computer component (other than a power supply) for that long without upgrading it anyhow. Granted the 5970 is a high end product right now, so it should serve you for quite a while. But still, anything beyond 2 years is sort of meaningless in my personal opinion.
@ jerrece well is there any differnce between asus and xfx except they call it black edition?. if u talking about voltage teeker asus has it too and i can use msi afterburner for that aswell. although asus is £20 more then xfx but it does come with free dirt 2 and 1 year more warranty