Seems ZZF has a Diamond in stock. I didn't know Diamond Multimedia was still around...
Just posted this in the main section so I figure I will put it here..
Newegg has the Asus 5870 in stock. I don't know how many they have so better jump on it while you can. I bet overnight Fed Ex shiping would get to you by Saturday..
Check back Tuesday.
I feel for those guys who ordered with ZZF. From most posts, ZZF never had any stock at all and really lead alot of people around by the nose.
At least when the egg has stock it's easy to find.
For anyone who ordered from ncix, they are "90%" sure that more cards will arrive today and ship today or tomorrow.
Which brands are the best to buy? Probably the ones with best return policies and longest warranties since the cards are identical. So which ones are those?
Considering they are all the same price I'd go for XFX if you are buying now.
Unfortunately our records indicate that this item is on backorder and is no longer available.
Upon checking again our records this item will be available by next week.
Has anyone who bought from TigerDirect/CompUSA/Circuit City received their 5870 yet?
I bought mine last night and happen to ask a rep on whether or not they will be stocking up. The guy told me:
Then I asked if I could get a refund if it wasn't going to be 'available'. Then he said:
So I'm going to have to wait basically two weeks to get my video card.
To those of you who are considering a purchase from ZZF... check out this reseller ratings page. http://www.resellerratings.com/store/ZipZoomFly Now check out Newegg's. http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Newegg My 5870 was purchased from Newegg on Fri and will be here on Wed according to tracking info.
There are 4 flavors of the 5870 available @ the Egg right now and the price seems to be increasing slightly.
There are a couple of ATI partners that are pretty good.
XFX is here in the US, they were exclusive to nvidia until a while ago. They offer a lifetime warranty and also will warranty modificcations, as long as you put the card back to the original before you ship it in.......ie third party air or watercooling and the like.
XFX also has the "double lifetime thing"..........you register on line and if you sell the card later the guy who buys it gets to continue the warranty.
VisionTek is also in the US.............haven't seen them around lately.......they may be out of business.
My next choice would be ASUS.............simply because they are so huge, they aren't going out of business, and they make quality products.......their waranty service is a bit slow but it's still good.
My third choice would be Sapphire...........they have a skimpy warranty, but generally have service through the vendor..........if you buy it from newegg, they handle the warranty problem, and the egg has excellent CS. I've owned a few Sapphire cards, 3870,4870 and 4870 X2; the cards were first rate. Sapphire is the largest vendor of ATI graphics cards.
How's the Gigabyte quality regarding video cards?
I see the Egg has available HIS, ASUS and Gigabyte... trying to decide
Ya, I'm gonna probably end up doing the same thing.
And will do.
Let me know if you get any updates also
I've never owned any of the video cards but I do know that they customer support isn't as good as Asus. If I were to choose one from your list, I would get the Asus. Plus you are able to adjust the voltage for higher overclocking.
I emailed their CS again and asked for a refund. Don't want to wait two weeks and stick to using this POS P4 backup setup I have.
Tyler_Durden, I ordered mine through Circuit City and it shipped the same day. You might want to try them (even though it's basically the same thing as TD).