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MSI vs ZOTAC vs EVGA vs ASUS

Hey Guys! I am a casual gamer looking 2 play all recent games on a resolution of 1600X1200 monitor.

I wanted to buy a GPU so I have thought of getting an Nvidia gtx 550 ti coz of its low price to performance and electricity consumption ratio.

I wound up with the above brands but got SOOO much confused tht i cant decide which one 2 go with!
My budget is around 120-140$. please suggest which one of the above should i go with ..
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  1. evga is perfect very high quality and overclockable my friend is using it thats way i recommend you to buy evga with 981mhz core clock thanks
  2. i assume its a budget build so it would be best to get the cheapest . you can also get a 6850 at that price . which has better performance than the 550 ti .they also overclock very high they go past 1GHz if you up the voltage

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
  3. well, 6850 seems quite decent. Although 550 ti uses less power. And I also have a soft core for nVidia coz my last card was a 8800gt and was thoroughly responsible for letting me enjoy call of duty 4, BFBC 2 , etc
  4. also , is there any reason to prefer nVidia over AMD, cuz i heard tht AMD only outperforms nVidia at higher res., but at medium res. nVidia gets better AA than AMD.
    ??
  5. depends on the card . with 6990 vs 590 what you said is true.
  6. Evga has better warrenty however msi and asus make better coolers that allow higher overclocks. I have the superclocked 550ti and you can reach 1.05ghz on it with the evga stock cooler.
  7. I hav heard tht msi has way better coolers than others. But I can get ASUS for 5-10$ less. Plus, I dont think i'd be OCing my card, so maybe ASUS is the way 2 go?
  8. gam0reily said:
    I hav heard tht msi has way better coolers than others. But I can get ASUS for 5-10$ less. Plus, I dont think i'd be OCing my card, so maybe ASUS is the way 2 go?

    Overclocking your card gives you better performance, and doesn't screw up your card. If you overclock to high, all you will get is an nvidia driver crash and it will recover. No harm done, also you are covered by their warranty.
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    I think worst case scenario is you actually burn ur card up from failing to OC, but yeah, its really not hard.

    EVGA usually makes a card with a standard cooling solution and one that compares to the twin frozr and windforce etc, BUT the card will almost always cost you $20-30 more than a comparable MSI or ASUS.

    Get MSI or EVGA. EVGA if you value epic warranty and MSI if your into epic overclocking and cheapness. MSI is not terrible at RMA stuff either I hear,
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