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June 25, 2010 1:11:27 PM

hello guys

i am planning on getting hd 5970 i was just wondering which brand is best for gpus and provides decent warranty.

So far i am insterested in XFX hd 5970 black edition and comes with 2 year warranty or
asus hd 5970 comes with dirt 2 and 3 year warranty.

can some 1 tell me which brand should i go for? inc others like ati, sapphire.. and which provide the best warranty services?

thanks in advance.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 1:19:36 PM

If you know how to overclock, get the black edition. Otherwise, ASUS, Sapphire, MSI, they make decent models.
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 1:32:11 PM

I would say get XFX because of warranty...
HD5970 is a monster, i doubt you'll want to OC it, except you are an enthusiast gamer... :) 
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June 25, 2010 3:26:18 PM

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.
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 5:41:43 PM

XFX has a 2x lifetime warranty if you register the card within 30 days of purchase, or something like that.
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 6:42:53 PM

i've owned asus, xfx, evga, and MSI

never had an issue with any of them
a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 8:45:18 PM

Warranty wise: eVGA & XFX

Price wise: Sapphire, MSI, and Asus are all good.
June 25, 2010 8:58:13 PM

@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?
a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 9:38:51 PM

helloshayan said:
@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.
June 25, 2010 10:07:36 PM

@ 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:p  and 1 year more warranty
June 26, 2010 3:49:43 AM

I'd say Sapphire !! then
June 26, 2010 7:39:00 AM

nvm i am going for asus:p  thanks for all ur help
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