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CoolBum
02-14-06, 03:07 AM
I'm not sure which one to choose... the other versions of the 7800GT didn't seem appealing to me.

SLippe
02-14-06, 04:03 AM
They are both great brands. I have used hardware from both companies, so I can't really say which one is better, but I do recommended either or and even BFG (who has a lifetime warranty on their cards) for that matter. You won't go wrong with any one of these three. EDIT: I currently have an eVGA 6800 GT with an eVGA 7800 GT and NForce4 mobo on their way.

Xophile
02-14-06, 06:44 AM
I have been using a MSI 7800GT card for several months with no problems whatsoever. Didn't really care much about the brand when I purchased it, the MSI card just happened to have the best price at the time.

jcniest5
02-14-06, 07:36 AM
If you care about "free" stuff, get EVGA's as there is a free mobo offer with the purchase of the 518 model. Check it out at Newegg's or ZZF. ZZF has it/them for $10.00 cheaper and free 2nd day FedEx whereas Newegg charges shipping for them. Go wherever you are comfortable with. Good luck!

hemmy
02-14-06, 08:38 AM
It isn't really free, since you pay 350 instead of 290

I personally think EVGA's warranty is the best around, i would go with them

Tr1cK
02-14-06, 12:26 PM
EVGA has the best warranty in the business.

darkmiasma
02-14-06, 02:46 PM
I have an eVGA 7800 GT and I love it.

SLippe
02-14-06, 03:06 PM
EVGA has the best warranty in the business.
Better than BFG's Lifetime Warranty?

jAkUp
02-14-06, 03:57 PM
eVga and not only because I work there.

I have used eVga products for years, great cards, lifetime warranty, step-up program, etc.

My list of eVGA cards:
Geforce 2MX
Geforce 4MX
5800 Ultra AGP
5900 AGP
6800GT AGP
6800 Ultra AGP
6800 Ultra PCIe
6800 Ultra PCIe
7800 GTX 256
7800 GTX 256
7800 GTX 512
7800 GTX 512

Fathertime36
02-15-06, 02:39 AM
Better than BFG's Lifetime Warranty?
Yeah....or so I think anyway, under evga's warranty you are allowed to remove the stock hsf and install an aftermarket one if you so choose, the only thing is you must be able to return the card to it's original stock configuration if you every have to rma it, kind of sucks though if you want to use the zalman's cooler cause that kit uses thermal glue for the ram sinks, tough to remove if you ever need to return the card. The lifetimwe warranty only applies to the top tier of the 7800 series, gt/gtx/gtx512 btw, everything else only has a 1year warranty...i.e. 6xxx series

SLippe
02-15-06, 01:46 PM
Yeah....or so I think anyway, under evga's warranty you are allowed to remove the stock hsf and install an aftermarket one if you so choose, the only thing is you must be able to return the card to it's original stock configuration if you every have to rma it, kind of sucks though if you want to use the zalman's cooler cause that kit uses thermal glue for the ram sinks, tough to remove if you ever need to return the card. The lifetimwe warranty only applies to the top tier of the 7800 series, gt/gtx/gtx512 btw, everything else only has a 1year warranty...i.e. 6xxx series
Ah, I see. That would explain why it says one year warranty on my 6800 GT box, but that's cool about the 7800 stuff...woohoo! Thanks.

nV`andrew
02-15-06, 08:20 PM
evga

Tho Jo Smale
02-15-06, 08:57 PM
Yeah you can't beat a warranty that covers everything except physical damage to the card.

I have a 7800 Gt from Evga and before that it was a 6800GT, they are both great cards. Support is second to none, Lifetime warranty.

Go EVGA,

jcniest5
02-15-06, 09:04 PM
BFG is also very good in warranty. I bought a Ti4600 long time ago, it died last year around May. I called for RMA and got a 6800OC replacement. It died earlier this month and is in RMA process now. I should get it sometime next week. Hope it's a 6800GT, 6800GS or even 7800GS. That'll be super! BFG stands behind their video card with lifetime warranty.

Vapor Trail
02-16-06, 01:51 PM
Another vote for EVGA.

I just got my EVGA mobo/7800GT combo and it works great.

The best part is I've been able to go from a NF2 to a NF3 to a NF4 mobo with out a system re-install. :)

I just love Windows XP's hardware detection abilities! :)