Thats an extremely arbitrary, incomplete, and biased list. Do you have anything to back up that MSI is good other than "good people"? Anything to back up that ASUS cards are bad? Once upon a time BFG offered lifetime warranties on their cards like XFX does, and EVGA has on some, they were good cards and still are, but BFG is no more so there is no more warranty support, makes them a bad choice to buy now but not bad to pick up second hand.
This was a opinion just asking to see what others are thanks. Msi will fix the card even after the warrenty is up lol that makes them a good companey. i have never had a asus card that lasted more then a month.
MSI is fast and that is why people go to them. but i hear more often then not that people dont like them personaly i have never had a problume with them i needed a extra sli cable i called them they shipped me one for free. cant beat that.
I too have not had great experience with XFX. And it too was with ATI cards they were producing.
Also, I do not like Powercolor. I have owned 2 of their cards, and the construction of the cards (both 5770) seemed cheap. The inputs seemed poorly constucted, and they just felt plain cheap cheap cheap. I can say however that a friend of mine got the PC overclocked 6870, and the construction seemed to me to be a lot more sturdy, the inputs didn't feel loose, so maybe they have made a turn around.
Personally, I am a Gigabyte fanboi so I buy everything Gigabyte. Right now I have a Gigabyte 570gtx that I just put in!
I would like to know some opinions on this matter so i can make a desicion on what brand i should reccmomend to my freinds and family.
here how i think it does people correct me
XFX-Life time warrenty even if you change the cooler
EVGA-i hear they have a life time warrenty but there cards our over priced
Galaxy- i have had great luck with them so far
speaking purely in terms of gpus here are the companys that i would consider quality for the most part. No matter what sometimes you just end up with a lemon, otherwise a cheaper build usually lends to a shorter lifespan. Not saying some of the less know/reputible brands are not a good but if is the same price as an identical card from a top notch manufacturer, then you might as well go with the better name as far as I am concerned
take a galaxy card for example, while they are usually well priced, and generally perform flawlessy, one could argue that the build of some of there cards is subpar, I personally have had a good expirirnce with them too so....
I wouldnt consider diamond or zotac bad, it just all depends...
I woudl say its is more up to preference these days bc many of these companies have been around for a while. Ive always had good luck with PNY too
Besides the quality of the components, which are hard to quantify, it is always good to look at the extras like: warranty, customer service, extra goodies inside the box, and whether they offer custom cards versus just reference. Sometimes, you can tell the quality of the components by how high the card overclocks, but then even that can vary between individual samples.
I have had extremely good luck with EVGA and Gigabyte card reliability and build. All my cards are OCd as far as possible and still 100% reliability. As for support I have no opinion because I have never had a problem at all with the cards.
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 (x2)
Actually, my mobo is Gigabyte too with the 5770s so they run beautifully together.