Re: Entry level replacement for 8400gs
the double lifetime is if it changes ownership (like you sell it or give it to someone) there's another lifetime warranty on it no questions asked where as a lot of other companies will ***** and complain if you aren't the original buyer. and for a low end card where performance doesn't mean anything, and they all cost about the same why not get one that has a lifetime warranty rather than a 2 year just to be safe.
I wouldn't really say to stay away from any particular brand, only because its a lower end card. if you were buying a high end card there are a lot of brands that are more reliable, but since it's basically a display card only you don't really need to worry about the reliability as much.
but that being said, some of the more reliable brands of the gtx 210 are xfx and evga. Asus, MSI and gigabyte aren't bad choices either.
but like i said, with performance not mattering, price being the same and reliability being pretty similar across the board, why not go with the longer warranty card.
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