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Old April 30, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Default MSI 680 or EVGA 680?

Im going to be purchasing a 680, I just dont know which brand to go! Im looking for help what some people thoughts are. Do yuo think the twin MSI fans are a HUGE help?

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Old April 30, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Go with the EVGA the warranty is awesome and the card has great build quality, Other then Asus EVGA is the only other option but if nothing else MSI is not a bad option just not as good as EVGA.

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Old April 30, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Even PNY has amazing Customer Support too, though their RMA Centre like EVGA is US based. But all in all I would put PNY right up there.

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Old April 30, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I have in all honesty never used PNY but I will have to give them a shot
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Old April 30, 2012, 11:37 AM
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I know the RMA service of MSI is very good for the motherboards ( done by Daiwa their Canadian distributor) I don't know about their GPU , but I guess it's the same. Asus make very good GPU but their RMA are very bad.
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Think its worth waiting a little longer for all the first cards to get out before buying one?
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Old April 30, 2012, 11:54 AM
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The twin Frozr II coolers do a great job of cooling, but I haven't had any luck with them staying healthy. Both sets of 560ti cards have required RMA twice, so that's 4 failures in less than 2 years.

On the plus side, MSI's Canadian RMA process gets top marks from me. Easy (and quick) to register online, and the turnaround once it gets there is really quick.
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Old April 30, 2012, 11:59 AM
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EVGA for their warranty, MSI for their temps and whoever you trust most with reliability..
You'll hear horror stories about everything ever manufactured on a large scale..
it's just a case of who you hear of reported most and the experience of those that have had failures.
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I used to be a big EVGA fan, however their warranty is not what it used to be...

You have to watch out for the sneaky -TR or -KR which are no better than MSI (2 and 3 years)
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Old April 30, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Buy whatever you can find in stock. You really can't be picky on what brands to buy now. I preordered EVGA a month ago but then gave up and went w/ Asus.
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