Hi i'm building a new computer and i wanted to get a radeon 9600 xt, but I'm a bit confused on which vendors are best. Is the "made by ATI" worth the extra money or is a "lower" priced one like a saphire just as good. I ask this because I had a GeForec4 card made by PNY and it broke on me and PNY never responded to my complaints. If it helps I don't plan on doing anything like overclocking or whatever.
Thanks for the help. So the Best to good vendors list is based on componets right? How is the customer service on those brands? And my original question is the "made by ATI" board worth the extra money?
True but for a Computer nOOb, who said <i><font color=purple>"If it helps I don't plan on doing anything like overclocking or whatever." </i></font color=purple>, I'd say the guaranteed stock speed is a benefit, the VPU (and mem?) temp monitor and the chance of ok memory is good. And the speed only matters for an OC.
Believe me I love my R9600Pro and OC'd it will outperform just about any R9600XT at stock speed, but it's still a risk, even in a BBA R9600P which is usually a good bet at OC'ing. But the parameters as stated I'd say the XT all the way.
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