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Does Zotac make good quality cards?

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August 21, 2012 3:40:17 AM

Ok I'm doing a gaming build for a person and right now they have a Z68 motherboard with an I5 2500k which I will overclock once everything is together. I was looking at a GTX 560Ti. This person is on a budget and he would like to go with a 660Ti or better but can't afford 300+ dollars on a video card. Anyway I found a Zotac 560Ti for a pretty good price but I'm hesitant. When buying Nvidia card's I usually go with EVGA. Does Zotac make good quality hardware? I don't want to do this build and put in a junky video card that takes a dump on him after a few weeks. It makes me look bad and won't help spread buisness.
August 21, 2012 3:56:11 AM

How would a video card that goes bad make YOU look bad? Did you manufacture the card yourself?

Besides, isn't the one your buying coming with a warranty? Makes no sense.
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August 21, 2012 4:09:41 AM

I've used a zotac 560ti oc since the old republic came out and its been great, will use again. Had an issue with the rebate, but I contacted them and they fixed it right away and had a check to me within a week. I've used evga video cards before, and one motherboard...wont bother with them again...
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August 21, 2012 4:20:50 AM



That would be great to bad there aren't any Fry's near me. There pretty much all in the west and south east US I'm in the Northeast. We only have Staples, BestBuy and Microcenter.

geekapproved said:
How would a video card that goes bad make YOU look bad? Did you manufacture the card yourself?

Besides, isn't the one your buying coming with a warranty? Makes no sense.


I forgot about the warrenty but I was thinking in terms of business. When people spend alot of money on a computer and something takes a dump on them they tend to get pissy when it breaks, especially when it's one of the more expensive pieces of hardware. Word of mouth can make or kill you.

lupinesithlord said:
I've used a zotac 560ti oc since the old republic came out and its been great, will use again. Had an issue with the rebate, but I contacted them and they fixed it right away and had a check to me within a week. I've used evga video cards before, and one motherboard...wont bother with them again...


I've read good and bad about Zotac. They seem to be sort of second tier behind EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte.
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August 21, 2012 4:29:17 AM

Well, Zotac is in the Galaxy/PNY category. Take your chances!
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August 21, 2012 8:05:12 AM

i am using a zotac gtx 670.5 years warranty.Can't be happier.
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August 21, 2012 8:22:34 AM

What's your top priority ?

Saving a few bucks on a card you yourself are not sure about ?
Or providing a good service to others, keeping your word of mouth reputation intact by buying something you your self are comfortable with using ?

You could get 100 replies saying Zotac are great but if it goes pop its still your reputation that you see as getting knocked.
Same could happen with any make or model of card so you have to realistically go with service support and warranties when buying as a business for others usage.

Mactronix :) 
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June 30, 2013 2:45:22 PM

My Zotac GTX550 just spontaneously combusted. The PC turned itself off and there was a bright flash and an actual flame burning away. Luckily I was at the PC at the time so quickly put it out. Luckier still the motherboard seems unaffected so I've been able to go back to my old graphics card.

To add insult to injury their website is terrible. I'm trying to arrange a return under warranty and their website just seems slow and times out very often. There's no obvious way to arrange a return - their Warranty Manager just seems to allow you to register products. Going to see what the support comes back with.

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June 30, 2013 3:34:18 PM

Note that in the UK, we cannot afford shoes :-)

I've had no experience with Zotac personally, but I have had with Sapphire. They're just two brands of the same company (PC Partner). If you trust Sapphire, I suppose you should be able to trust Zotac. Personally, I avoid both.
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