A question of grphics cards...

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4betamale2
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Hello.

I have a few questions about compatibility.

First off what do you know about GIGABYTE graphics cards? Are they reliable, long lasting, and well built? Or are they a big pile of steaming dung.

One of my two EVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra cards went out after 3 months use. I will not be getting EVGA again.

I would like to get the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 GV-N26OC-896I as my main card.

I was wondering if this card would be compatible with the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 GV-N26OC-896I. I’ve heard you could match cards like this for SLI purposes.

The reason I picked both cards was one has a full use HDMI port. I have a TV/monitor I want to hook up to it. The other card has an S-Video out-to-TV port.

I have a 27” non-digital TV that I watch movies, You Tube videos, and so on from the computer.

So what do you think of my choices?

Thank You.
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Evga is the #1 graphics brand in the buisness-If you contact them they will ALWAYS provide a free replacement with no questions asked as long as you registered the product within 30 days.

Comparing Evga to Giga is like a ferrari to a ford. Giga typically makes good cheap products which are dependable but EVGA has a FAR better warranty and build quality. Yes sometimes you get unlucky but who cares if replacing the card is free? Oh and where'd you get the 8800-I thought they stopped making those a long time ago. Also worth noting is the EVGA step up program by which you may buy a new card (such as a 260) for the price difference you paid for your last card and the new card (90 day limit).

 

Any 260 will SLI with ANY other 260

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What do you do when you registered the cards when you first got the cards, then all most a year later when the computer is finish being built one of the two graphics cards dies? And that is only after 3 months use.
Flash forward to now, I need one card replaced I can't find the reseat and EVGA is saying without that reseat we won’t replace the card or anything. This makes no sense seeing how I’m the only one who ever registered owning it!
Why did I buy such old cards, they where cheap and still current in what they could do.

“Comparing EVGA to Giga is like a Ferrari to a Ford.”

I would take a Ford that runs over a Ferrari that sits in your driveway broke.

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Ok Here is what I would do-

Recall EVGA-DO NOT TALK TO THE WHOEVER PICKS UP THE PHONE-Ask to speak directly to the manager-he is the one that can give you the replacement. I have never been denied at this stage in "breaking" many EVGA cards-Explain to him your situation calmly and kindly describing how you've heard how great EVGA's warranty is but the reps still refuse to help you. There is a 90%+ likelihood that he will send a replacement.

 

Worse comes to Worse-Sell the card as DOA on ebay and buy another 260 as cheap as you can. Any 260 nomatter the brand will work with your other 260. Oh and a gtx 260 is not old-it still plays new games at very playable fps.