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Old 04-02-2015, 07:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think ive been under a rock but wasnt XFX really high quality? I dont even see them anymore
XFX hasn't been a player for Nvidia for years sadly. Then again, that sadly is a nice memory from the past. Their AMD cards are pretty **** unless you get a reference board.

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Whats the difference between ACX and SC

Amazon.com: EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card: Computers & Accessories

There are 6 different 980s on this page and they don't look all that different except for the hydro copper model at ~250$ more
ACX is their cooler. ACX and ACX 2.0 are pretty much the same crap. SC, SSC, FTW, FTW+, and Classified are all designations for the factory overclock. FTW+ and Classified boards usually have beefier VRMs compared to the rest. IIRC Hydrocopper cards have FTW+ boards with a water block. Kingpin Edition is well, the ridiculously awesome overly built boards with overclocker Kingpin's specs and name.

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Since BFG closed, EVGA has been my "go to" supplier of graphics cards. I currently have the GTX680 FTW edition.

Wife has a Gigabyte (GTX660) and I can't complain about the reliability there too.
Gigabyte make great cards too, but unfortunately their CS and RMA suck.
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