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Best 3870X2 Manufacturer?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Hinnaku, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Hinnaku

    Hinnaku New Member

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    In the next month or so I'll be building a new computer with a 3870X2, I was just wondering if there was a certain manufacturer that would be better to go with than others?

    I was looking at the VisionTek one, but would there be a better brand to buy?
     
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    1st |Asus
    2nd |His or msi
    To be honest most use the same pcb and parts there is a small few that use there own design even there own bios settings clock speeds etc. but most just use the same and put there name on it.
    i have a power color 3870x2 and it looks and works the same as any of the above.

    i think the visiontek is same as the above with just the visiontek name on it.
     
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    Visiontek has a limited lifetime warranty on them, but not sure how they are for RMA's if there are issues. I have heard nothing but good things for HIS as far as quality. Asus should be good also (3 year warranty) as well as Saphire (2 year warranty - only through the original place of purchase though).
     
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    As of now all the board vendors incorporate the same reference PCB and cooler design barring one model from ASUS that has a non-reference design. It boils down to which company better offers end-user support, warranty policies, package contents and above all, price. Among the reference design cards, I'd suggest HIS, it has a little more to its package contents, a mini-screwdriver and HIS is quite an established board vendor. VisionTek is good too, like I said it boils down to some very minor issues barring warranty policies which is crucial. There are some non-reference designs in the works from the likes of Sapphire (their Atomic fluid-cooled card) and the ASUS card.
     
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    I think what ever name you choose its important to get the fan blower system as they cool and vent air better than the ones that use after market solutions.
     
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    I bought a Diamond Viper, just because it was the cheapest one, and as it has been said before, they all use the same reference board and cooler, they just put a different sticker on them....
     
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    Its like buying clothes lol some like showing off there nike some like addidas
     
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    Visiontek...Had one something odd went wrong...long story short....RMA'd . Good sevice, very knowledgable staff, good turnover time.

    Thats just the company...have no personal experience with their X2 line...just the HD3870!
     
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