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February 15, 2013 4:58:53 AM

A little background. I'm looking to make a slight upgrade to my video card. I'm currently running an EVGA 8600gt and I want to upgrade to something newer. I only have about $150 so I'm looking at entry level cards.

The cards I've been considering from most to least expensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had several EVGA video cards over the years and I know for a fact they have incredible customer service, but of the last 4 cards I've bought, 3 have failed. As I say thier customer service is great, so replacement was easy enough, but I am a little concerned about quality control. I don't know much about HIS or MSI, but they both get consistently good reviews on newegg. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the customer service levels of HIS and MSI. Would you recomend switching or do you think I should stick with the more expensive EVGA cards because of their customer service?

Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 5:05:22 AM

I would stretch your budget to grab this card if you can
(there is a cheaper card but after shipping it is the same as this card has free shipping)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Best card within budget for the perf IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Out of the ones you picked this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alternative cheaper 7850 just outside of budget if you're willing to shop outside of newegg
http://www.ecost.com/home?source=EWBCJPRODCAT
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a c 185 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 5:24:49 AM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti it's cheap enough to be a decent choice between cheaper AMD Radeon HD 7770 and more expensive 1GB HD 7850.I get the 650 Ti or save a little more money and get a 7850. In terms of performance 7850 > 650ti > 7770. Get the 7850 if you can afford it.
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 5:24:51 AM

1st: MSI 650 ti (owned 560ti, currently own 660ti. No issues with either)
2nd: EVGA 7770

Owned 2 MSI cards, and both have been impressive. They are always near top of their class and run like a dream. Also, in most benchmarks, the 650ti is better than the 7770. MSI is very reputable in terms of quality n warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 5:28:00 AM

envy14tpe said:
1st: MSI 650 ti (owned 560ti, currently own 660ti. No issues with either)
2nd: EVGA 7770

Owned 2 MSI cards, and both have been impressive. They are always near top of their class and run like a dream. Also, in most benchmarks, the 650ti is better than the 7770. MSI is very reputable in terms of quality n warranty.


Evga does not make any AMD cards...
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a c 185 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 5:38:38 AM

stickmansam said:
Evga does not make any AMD cards...
:lol:  true.
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a c 180 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:01:34 AM

Haaa lol evga hd 7770!
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:51:27 AM

Randy what are your specs and what PSU do you have? Since you have a 8600GT I would think that you have a rather old system. Or what?
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February 15, 2013 8:58:21 AM

Specs:

MSI AM3 AMD770 MB
Phenom II x4 3.2
640 GB HD
4 GB DDR3 Ram

I built the system about 3 years ago and recently upgraded the x2 proc for the x4 when I did a system for my wife. The 8600 is actually an older card because the one I got with the build failed post waranty. That's why I'm looking to upgrade.

I tend to lean towards EVGA because thier customer service has always been top notch. I tend to be that guy who will get the one bad part out of a million, so good support is very important to me. I've had too many experiences with companies that seem good right up until you need them to stand behind thier product.

I want the best card I can get for my budget. I want it to last. But most of all, what I want is to know that if the card should fail I won't be fighting with the company for a month to get it taken care of.

Thanks again
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 11:20:24 AM

1st: 650ti
2nd: 7770

Typed too hastily. But 650ti is better, like I said.
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