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Old 01-31-2007, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be buying an 8800 GTX off Newegg. I like EVGA, and I have all always purchased EVGA cards. I was wondering why different card manufacturers have the same card, with the same clocks, memory, and actually all other specifications, at different prices. I saw a PNY that was cheaper than an EVGA. So besides the different manufacturer why would I want to get the more expensive one over the cheaper one? What does one have that the other doesn't? I just want to before I buy a card, so please respond ASAP.

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Old 01-31-2007, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well depeds on how relliable their brand is. eVGA is more relliable then PNY. so it lasts longer
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In the end it's just a matter of marketing. eVGA is much more popular than PNY, so it's reasonable they'll charge a bit more for the exact same card.

If you posted the links to the exact models you're planning to buy, I could check if there's any difference between the cards.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a link to the comparison of the two I was talking about:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133187

Everything on both cards is the same, at least all that is important I believe.

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Sorry but it just doesn't want to make a link for me. Just copy and paste the link then, sorry.
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Customer Service, quality of the actually board and cooler, and warranty. (EVGA has lifetime warranties on most cards)

PNY is cheaper but you get what you pay for.
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