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Upon returning to the land of the internet after a week of absence I have found that the website I planned on buying my gpu from is now selling 380x cards for a few pennies more than the 380. I was pretty much set to buy a sapphire 380 until I saw that a windforce 380x is almost 10% cheaper. This is the 2x variant of the windforce cooler. Does anybody have any experience with this cooler? Should I go for xfx instead? Thanks in advance!

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Gigabyte as a brand is well-trusted, and for a very good reason. Their Windforce series of cards is their high-end variant, too. There's no reason not ot get a Windforce card, aside from the potential complications with card length. A dual fan variant shouldn't be too long though.

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avoid Gigabyte, Asus and XFX AMD GPUs

 

they dont have active cooling for the VRMs and VRAMs

 

best AMD card to get are MSI and Sapphire

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Avoid Gigabyte and Asus - they are the two WORST GPU OEMs with the WORST customer support

EDIT: Reasons:

Asus have poorly-designed coolers where heatpipes don't make proper contact or the VRMs are left without any form of cooling.
Customer support basically doesn't exist
Awful RMAs

Gigabyte have locked and bricked BIOSes resulting in low OCs, sporadic black screens, instability
Bad fan motors resulting in horribly loud fans
Crap customer support

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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avoid Gigabyte, Asus and XFX AMD GPUs

 

they dont have active cooling for the VRMs and VRAMs

 

best AMD card to get are MSI and Sapphire

XFX are good.

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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XFX are good.

Bad RMA service

Budget? Uses? Currency? Location? Operating System? Peripherals? Monitor? Use PCPartPicker wherever possible. 

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Bad RMA service

Really? A friend got his XFX 290 swapped out in 2 days

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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Really? A friend got his XFX 290 swapped out in 2 days

read here

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/189510-my-experience-with-xfx/

Budget? Uses? Currency? Location? Operating System? Peripherals? Monitor? Use PCPartPicker wherever possible. 

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My friend didn't pay anything. Odd stuff

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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avoid Gigabyte, Asus and XFX AMD GPUs

 

they dont have active cooling for the VRMs and VRAMs

 

best AMD card to get are MSI and Sapphire

I've heard that VTX3d isn't very good either, but what about HIS? I've heard absolutely nothing about them and their cards usually costs smth around the STRIX variants which are the most expensive ones where I live.

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I've heard that VTX3d isn't very good either, but what about HIS? I've heard absolutely nothing about them and their cards usually costs smth around the STRIX variants which are the most expensive ones where I live.

HIS are a Hong Kong based company

 

similar to Sapphire

 

Asus are bad at making AMD card because the cooler are meant for Geforce cards

Budget? Uses? Currency? Location? Operating System? Peripherals? Monitor? Use PCPartPicker wherever possible. 

Quote whom you're replying to, and set option to follow your topics. Or Else we can't see your reply.

 

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