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Old June 24, 2008, 07:23 AM
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Default Hmm which 8800 gt to get XFX, BFG, or EVGA?

Trying to decide on a new video card for my 680i mobo, I'm torn between:

BFG OC for 159.99
Bfg Geforce 8800GT Oc 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Hdcp Hdtv Out DIRECTX10 Video Card - DirectCanada

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EVGA (not superclocked)- 159.99
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

or

XFX (not superclocked) - 179.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2418&sku=26780


any help or experience would be great!! thanks :D

my budget is basically 150-200$. I would say the 9600 gt but since the 8800's are still better I'll tick with them. Unless of course someone has their two cents about them

ok turns out I just found the EVGA superclocked card for 169.99
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Superclocked Edition, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card 512-P3-N802-AR at TigerDirect.com

and I can get the EVGA 9600 superclocked card for 150.00 too

life is so hard sometimes :(
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Old June 24, 2008, 07:50 AM
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My BFG cards have been rock solid. They also have the best warranty going. I do not think you can go wrong with a BFG card. EVGA also has a great reputation.

Really, I think they are just competing on price. Buy whatever gives you the most bang for the buck.
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Old June 24, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Last I checked, I think XFX has the best warranty (double life and mod friendly, plus you don't need a receipt). BFG and EVGA are both lifetime warranty if you register within 30 days, but you need to mail in the original receipt for an RMA. In this case I would just go with whatever is cheaper. If same price though, go with XFX
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All three brands are good, I would take the one with the highest GPU speed.
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Old June 24, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Last I checked, I think XFX has the best warranty (double life and mod friendly, plus you don't need a receipt). BFG and EVGA are both lifetime warranty if you register within 30 days, but you need to mail in the original receipt for an RMA. In this case I would just go with whatever is cheaper. If same price though, go with XFX
You are right, the XFX double lifetime warranty is better. That would be a selling point for people who like to sell off their older gear. But there seems to be some confusion about how modder friendly they are. I see forum/review posts stating that but the official site says no.

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Originally Posted by http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/Features/DoubleLifetimeWarranty.aspx#2
Products received by XFX must be in original condition and must have all original components in order to be covered. XFX does NOT warrant cards that have been tampered with (ie. Overclocked) by the user.
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Old June 24, 2008, 10:39 AM
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My personnal choice would be EVGA. That is what I have and have had no issues with them at all.

Plus you can always use the step-up option within 90 days if you want something better. And their warranty covers you if you overclock and even if you install an aftermarket heatsink, as long as you install the original back on it when you send it back for an RMA.
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