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Old 04-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Just as long as you don't buy a generic card, you should be ok. It's just people's own person preference towards a brand that makes them recommend it. All cards have cons and pros, but some card's cons get exploited and mentioned more than other card's cons.

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Old 04-16-2006, 01:30 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Here are the ones most recommended on forums that I read regularly; BFG, eVGA and XFX and not necessarily in that order.

All of them have a lifetime warranty.

eVGA has 24/7 tech support, also.

Leadtech, Rosewill and PNY are ones that people don't seem to recommend.

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Old 04-17-2006, 02:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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My BFG 6600GT is amazing, customer service is amazing, their RMA covers problems that aren't even caused by their cards, like lets say your power supply sucks and burns out their card, they'll send you a new one.

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