Question In serious need for advice for a second hand XFX vs Sapphire RX580 purchase

djenkov

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I want to safe as much money as I can so I am really conflicted about a RX580 purchase I am about to make
My options are:
  1. XFX RX 580 8GB Black Edition OC+ - $135 From a trusty seller.
  2. Sapphire NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 Special Edition, 8 GB GDDR5, 256-bit - $155 with 9 months warranty. From a trusty seller.
Usually I would take Sapphire over the XFX. But I really don't want to give more cash if I don't have to since my financial situation is not the best right now.
Is the Sapphire noticeably better than the XFX variant of the card in the build quality department? I have heard that XFX has higher failure rates in general and that's worrisome.

Both sellers say that they have used their cards for gaming mainly.
 
Yes, even I've read on the forums that XFX cards have had a high failure rate. Lot of peeps have complained about XFX. SAPPHIRE on the other hand, is much better brand than XFX, and they only make AMD cards.

You cannot go wrong with Sapphire GPUs.
 

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