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Old 11-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XfX warranty vs Saphire

as you know i recently got a saphire 6870, and im very pleased with it. but just as of yesterday i saw a sale on Canada computers for a 5870 for 329.99, and theres about a 70$ (plus the mail in rebate which comes to 50$, but i gotta pay 70 up front) difference between the 6870 and 5870.

allot of people say xfx is better because of their warranty, and sapphire only provides one year. And that the 6870 in CF is amazing compared to the 5870. should i spend the extra cash for the good warranty and better preformance? or see if i can find a XFX 6870.

Which is more worth it?

`Core i7 950 || `Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Mobo
`Cooler Master V6 CPU Cooler || `G.Skill 1600Mhz 6gb DDr3
`Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1gb || `2x WD Caviar Black 640gb RAID 0
`Cooler Master HAF 922 || `Corsair 750HX PSU
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Id say keep what you got. I had extremely good luck with XFX older Nvidia cards and horrible luck with recent XFX ATI cards. It seems if you snag any card with a custom PCB rev from XFX youll be wasting more money in shipping costs due to excessive RMA.
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