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Old 01-26-10, 03:25 PM   #120
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Default Re: 5870/5970 vs. GF100 (Fermi)

Originally Posted by gulizard View Post
I spent way more then 50k, but that isn't nothing for me. Chevy is junk. Its a pushrod motor and pushrod is outdated technology. More moving parts. Thats why the lifters begin to rattle after 100k miles on them. I don't care where you worked at. I've worked in coal mines, and the company I am working for now. We've been around for along time. My boss has trucks that would be considered classics if you seen them. Hes got Ford's he had chevys as well, but none of them made it. 79 Ford F150 that I own now with 700k miles on it. 351 Cleveland. Original everything. My last 6.0L Diesel that everyone swore was a dud, had 330k miles on it, never had nothing but the regular tune ups done at the local dealership.

Facts? Its a fact when you pick up consumer reports, which is the one place you can look, and expect to find the harshes reviews of any vehicle, and find that FORD was the one truck that held up to their testing. Chevrolet and GMC both got on the liability a "Less then average" rating. I'd love to take you on a tour and show you what we do to these poor trucks. We've never had to take a Ford in to have major work done to it. We keep them maintained, and we do own Duramax's, 6.0 V8's, 5.3L Vortec V8's. We have plenty of trucks. Even our rangers out do the bigger trucks at lasting longest. Ford has the strongest motor around. Paper mache? What are you doing to them neglecting to change the oil? We have been tearing down the Executive Inn, in Evansville Indiana. Guess what? A guy hit a rock in a Ford F150 service truck that was to big to go under the truck, he didn't realize it, but it punctured the oil pan. He drove 10 miles before the engine locked, we had the truck towed back to our shop, we poured oil in the spark plug valleys, and fixed the oil pan, and were able to get the motor to start up and run. It now runs with no issues at all. Thats FORD TOUGH.

I've taken these motors apart myself buddy. They are made out way stronger material then anything that Government Motors could have. My Powerstroke has had no issues with Injectors. We have a bunch of F250's with 6.4L's they have high miles and are stock, no issues. We have lots of fun at work. I've tied chains to chevy's and fords, and watched the Ford drag the drive shaft out from under the chevrolet. Ford's are stupid and don't know when to quit. I have nothing to say about Dodge. They have one good thing, thats the cummins, and we can get Ford F650's with the Cummins in them so we don't even buy Dodges. We had one, and the suspension was just terrible. No off road capability what so ever.

Anyway to get back on topic. I never said that my opinion was fact. However nvidia has more fans, more people buy nvidia. Its site is easier to manage. Of course someone who just spent 500 bucks on a new ATI card is going to defend ATI. I hate ATI because it caught fire in my PC. EXPLAIN how a video card catches fire? A 9600 SE! They didn't even think it ran hot enough to put a cooling fan on it, and it catches fire. That case was ruined. It stunk like burnt plastic till the day I got rid of it. Not to mention the fans I had in it helped make the fire worse by supply it with oxygen. I am sorry but when I install an ATI card and I see artifacts in the games I play, I uninstall it, and get a card that doesn't. Like I said I enjoy playing my games smooth and crash free. If that means sacrificing 10% of the already awesome performance, so be it. I'll stick with nvidia, because they have been pretty damn good to me. Plus EVGA doesn't make ATI cards, and I only buy from the US

Back on topic, as consumers we can choose whatever products we wish to support, I'm glad you've had an excellent experience with nVidia. I've used both manufacturers cards, and since I upgrade every cycle I've been through lots. Evga is probably the best GFX card company in the world IMHO.

I've had more driver problems with nVidia...related mostly to install/uninstall error XDC fix that up nicely. And I spent like 1200 bucks on 7950gx2's for Quad SLi...that never ever did work right.

I've only used Ati for the last 2 generation before that it was always nV. I haven't had any real driver issues, other than poor performance with certain "beta" drivers (which is my own fault for trying betas) other than that nothing really.

Like I said I'm glad you love nV...and you love Ford....that's great....brand's cool
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