Re: GPU Help
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sparkle is a decent brand. it's pretty much a rebranded reference design (the standard manufacturer's design without any upgrades to cooling or anything) . if price (+/- $20) isn't too big an issue i'd go with either evga msi or asus. if i remember correctly evga has the best warranty with the most coverage of random occurrences, and those three have the best customer service and reputations. not saying sparkle branded cards are bad, because in essence, they're all the same card just with different clocks and such, but there are better brands that are tested true.
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