my friend recommended me the XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850, which is on sale for 130 ( good deal)
but as i searched online, i found that there are two more version of xfx 6850, with the heatsink fan being red
im wondering whats difference?
and is xfx a good manufacturer that makes good quality stuff?
i was going for gigabyte 6850, but then i saw that i have to deal with rebate, which comes in a form of pre-paid credit card (def hate this kinda of rebate)
can any1 plz tell me if xfx is a good choice afterall>?
There is nothing wrong with a XFX card , they have been around for a while and they tend to make AMD/RADEON cards and a lot of variations of the same gpu. The color of the fan is just for attraction , makes it look better.
Do not worry about the brand of a graphic cards so much. You can assure you get a good quality card by checking on their warranty period. The longer the period of warranty usually means that the company is confident with their product and also safe for you in case you get yourself a faulty card.
Don't know exactly about the guarantee, we don't have that over here, but in the USA you can send in a paper which comes with the package, you have to post it in something like 3 days time or so ( just guessing ) and than you have lifetime guarantee.