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GTX 480 brands Palit and EVGAFollow

#1 Sep 03 2010 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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So i'm about to build a new pc, but i know EVGA is supposed to be the best, how good is palit? also, are these brands really all that much different from eachother?

Anyway, the price difference is 700$ NZ for the palit opposed to 750$ NZ
#2 Sep 03 2010 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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Palit seems to be a relatively new one, so I don't know much about it. From what I've read about them, I get the impression they're sort of a "value brand." That means thing like the coolers probably aren't as nice and the card itself will likely be a direct copy of the reference board. Other brands like EVGA and Asus will play around with the reference design a bit and usually have nicer coolers. If you just want to plug 'n play, I would recommend sticking to EVGA, if you're planning to do a bit of fiddling around yourself, why not go with the cheaper platform?
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#3 Sep 03 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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I saw the new Palit on newegg as well and I just literally placed my order on newegg a few min ago. although I choose the EVGA 470.

The Palits cooling system looks sub par in my opinion. And with you choosing a 480 that would be pretty important.

I'd honestly go with the EVGA IF money wasnt that big of a deal. Then again if your choosing the 480 to begin with money probably isn't :)

GL on your choice.
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#4 Sep 03 2010 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
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I don't know much about Palit, but I would guess the hardware would be more or less the same. With that said, I would buy EVGA products whenever possible due to their legendary customer support. If only they made 5870s...
#5 Sep 03 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks guys. :) So pretty much just go EVGA and scrap the idea of palit aye? haha
#6 Sep 03 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Default
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i think EVGA have also life-warranty!
#7 Sep 03 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Default
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Actually I just did some searching around and people say good things about Palit's customer support. Looks like you really can't go wrong either way. If all things are equal and Palit is cheaper, go with Palit.
#8 Sep 03 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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I've read a bit about the 460 palit and some versions of it are pretty insane when it comes to performance. I haven't ever used it but from what I've read they are pretty good.
#9 Sep 03 2010 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
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I heard about life warrenty but i dont think that exists in my country cause well, we don't have evga here, its imported? the only thing to weigh up is how they compare to eachother, if the palit gtx 480 will overheat and have a far shorter life than that evga gtx 480
#10 Sep 03 2010 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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EVGA for the win; life-time warranty and reliable. I own dual 470's, have had them for almost a month and running great. Even with latest NVidia drivers, which I've been hearing lots of down talk. I owned dual 8600's prior to these, EVGA, and they were great cards.

Word of advice, make sure you have good ventilation/airflow. These cards run hot, you may not want to put them in PCI-E slots that are right next to each other if you have the option of putting one farther away on your mobo.

I just got my key while at work, so have yet to play the beta (tomorrow when I get home!). But I did run the benchmark and scored pretty high with everything maxed (i think it was a 1300 score.... it was completely smooth play). I wanted to get the 480, but with prices 480 is more of an enthusiast PC'ers card. For that much money, dual 470's will do plenty good for you if you want to save a little money :)

Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 7:42pm by eY3lEs5
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