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Thinking about buy a silent 8600gt for casual gaming and HTPC.
My current PC is an Athlon64 3500 with a Asus 6150 mobo.
I have two options available here:
XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurations.jspa?series=GeForce%E2%84%A2+86 00+GT+Fatal1ty%E2%84%A2&seriesId=1162126
Asus EN8600GT SILENT/HTDP/256M http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=6&l3=514&l4=0&model=1642&modelmenu=1
Any comments are wellcome
id go for the one with the longest warranty
Yes, for the love of all that is holy, go for the warranty! I had my x1650xt sent in for RMA after just 2 months with that sucker and my warranty runs out after a year. Don't make the same mistake as me, go for the better warranty!
The XFX Fatal1ty has manufacturer lifetime warranty for parts and labor.
you sure ?
"WARRANTY PERIOD: XFX warranties hardware Product for a period of two (2) years. "
Although if you select europe as your location they state something different :
"XFX does not sell its Product directly to the consumer therefore the warranty for XFX Products remains the responsibility of your reseller where you purchased the Product."
I got the lifetime warranty from newegg site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150238
Beyond any applicable Newegg return policy, this item is warranted independently by the product's Manufacturer. Below is a summary provided for convenience only and may not be accurate or current. Click here for full details.
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
strange newegg also try to sell you an extended warranty for that card ?
Thanks all for the help. Probably I will buy the XFX 8600GT.
One last question, can this videocard be underclocked (to reduce heat generation) ? Thanks
Bought the XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty. Working great in dual-view mode.
One side is connected to a Panny plasma at 1080p, the other side to a Sony X-Black at 1280x1024.
I am still doing tests, but for now I am so happy :mrgreen:
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