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what to choose, xfx or gigabyte 9600gt??

totakad

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#1
i have two cards to choose from:

xfx's geforce 9600gt 512mb or
gigabyte's geforce 9600gt 512mb

which one to choose? what's the difference?

a big thanks with a cherry on top :)
 
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I would take the XFX 9600GT Standard only difference is the Gigabyte comes with 2x DVI to VGA Adapters but no S-Video Cable, XFX comes with 1 DVI to VGA Adapter and a S-Video Cable, Warranty is much better.

PS, Welcome to TPU.

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thanks for the welcome :)

well, if nothing else matters then yea.. by the way it's also less stressing for me to buy the xfx's card from the retail store rather than the shop's e-shop where im going to shop.
 
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for Standard Versions it just comes down to the Cables in the bundle, your probably more likely to use the S-Video cable over Dual DVI to VGA Adapters (Dual Monitors) anyways. XFX has Great RMA and even better Warranty your able to change out the heatsink on the card and not void the Warranty and if you decide to sell the 9600GT to a friend the Warranty can be transfered into the new buyers name which increases the resell value hence the "Double Lifetime Warranty".

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definatly the XFX model, considering the gigabytes is a reference design anyway.

warranty and bundle ftw, ooooh and black pcb :D gotta love that.
 
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oh! shot down! thats so odd too see.... usually even if its reference design they still have the aluminium plate and black pcb!

still double lifetime modder friendly warranty is win. modder friendly especially :D:D:D
 
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whatever cheapest!
 
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have any MSI card on your target?

i recommend you: N9600GT-T2D512-OC (overclock edition:rolleyes:..... NICE WEAPON!!!!)
more power? got the money?: N9600GT-T2D1G-OC (oh my..... 1GB... OC....;))
or the standard: N9600GT-T2D512 (more chaper)

i always look on MSI because they do an excellent work on graphic cards
and performance is unmatchable.

:rockout:
 
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I have had XFX cards die on me because of overclocking and they have an extremely good warranty and the turn around time is about 3 weeks from when you ship it to when you recieve it back if the cards back

its a very good brand
 
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If you're using newegg, I just did a quick look. With rebates most are in the ~150 dollar range, so I'd suggest evga. Of course I'm a little bit biased, but they do have that 90-day step up program if that means anything to you. They also overclock very well.

Of course if it's a choice between only Gigabyte and XFX, go with the XFX.
 

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will my comp work with games i need to know plz

Im getting a comp next month for b day and i want to know if it will work with big games good and online games like crysis/WoW/2moons/cabal online and ohers plz reply back and here are the specs X-Blade Silver
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and will that graphics card work with windows xp service pack 2
 
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Well obviously.. why didnt you just make a new thread tho dude? If you do that then more people will see it and offer suggestions. Like I would get a 5400+ instead because its cheaper and faster. And what "600w" psu?
 
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What brand is the 600w?? And the Athlon 64 X2 5400+ :p You only need a quality 450w-500w for that system 600w would be overkill and also get a AMD 770 motherboard chipset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138102
theres a good one.

Also just noticed the 5200+ is a 2mb thats a Windsor 90nm.. those dont clock as well as brisbanes.
 
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Why did you just repost that.
 
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Oh your buying from a prebuilt store.. thats not reccomended cause they are gonna rip you off. Just build it your self man it will be alot cheaper and when you build it your self you dont get bloatware :p just give me a budget and ill give you the links for a good one you can build your self.
 
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Yea just look up guides with pictures or something for a guide on building one. Its REALLY easy. I just built mine a few months back and it was really easy. Im only 15 too. I will send you the parts in a PM and stuff and ill try and find the best guide too.