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Old September 23, 2011, 05:44 AM
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I am really tempted to purchase this Zotac GTX 570. I know there is a MIR and not much should be taken into consideration about it, but so far I have a 100% record with those with 3-5 companies for around 10 rebates. Add to that the fact that I will definitively purchase Arkham City, it saves me around 50$.

I know Zotac is no EVGA or even MSI. I currently have an HD4890 which does most of what I want it to. Doesn't fold much, sometimes I get a bit of lag in SC2 in big battles on 4v4.

So far, the biggest reason I have found not to get it is because of coil whine which is something I can't stand. My card doesn't do it (or its noisy enough to cover it when under load), I read somewhere that MSI was good for that...

So the question is, do I go ahead and buy this card or I use my 4890 to keep me warm during cold winter nights and wait for the HD7000 or GTX600 or wait for another brand ?
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Old September 23, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Yeah I saw that deal... so tempting but have the same reserves as you do about whether or not Zotac is worth purchasing over more recognized manufacturers.
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Old September 23, 2011, 08:32 AM
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I must say, Zotac is one of the few company which did marketing that works for me. Just the fact they sponsor SC2 tournement tends to give me a good opinion of them, but when I try to be rational I think I'm leaning more towards MSI or EVGA(for nvidia).
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Old September 23, 2011, 09:04 AM
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As of right now, I've got an RMA in progress with them for my GTX570. Getting an RMA number took a day. Their email support is definitely lacking, but a phone call only took about 2 minutes to get a hold of somebody and they dealt with me quickly. They've also went with a modder friendly lifetime warrant as of lately, so that's a plus if you're into aftermarket stuff.

I can let you guys know what happens when they get my card if it's still relevant by that time.
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As of right now, I've got an RMA in progress with them for my GTX570. Getting an RMA number took a day. Their email support is definitely lacking, but a phone call only took about 2 minutes to get a hold of somebody and they dealt with me quickly. They've also went with a modder friendly lifetime warrant as of lately, so that's a plus if you're into aftermarket stuff.

I can let you guys know what happens when they get my card if it's still relevant by that time.
You're talking about Zotac ?
Phone call... people still use those ?
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Old September 23, 2011, 09:17 AM
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When you don't get a reply to your email after 4 days, you tend to get desperate. RMA was done online. You pick which card (listed by serial number) is broken, put in a description and poof, RMA number the next day. I had purchased my card in store and the receipt had faded, so I contacted them to see what could be done in that case. That email went unanswered, hence the phone call. Beats the hour wait I've had with BFG sometimes.
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Old September 23, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Out of curiosity, how much was the deal for? The card is sold out and not displaying the sale price (I think....I'm assuming it was lower than $305...).
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Old September 23, 2011, 01:19 PM
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It was $269 after rebate.

As for Zotac, I have had a 8800GT which folded 24/7 for a couple years before I sold it, and a GTX 470 which also ran 24/7 folding for over a year before I sold that one. I would have no qualms buying another Zotac product as they have a lifetime warranty and they have a physical office in Richmond, BC. Even EVGA doesn't have a Canadian office.
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wow they didn't last very long...
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wow they didn't last very long...
Anyway, it was a shell shocker, so the sale ended at 3 or something.
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