I have had good experience with XFX, MSI, EVGA, ASUS but on the flip side I have also had to rma MSI, EVGA, and though I never rmaed it Asus (card died no warranty)
So 6 of one half a dozen of another, now if I am interested in a certain card, I find myself researching forum posts rather than reviews.
I will say that IMO cooler options , MSI's twinfrozer's, asus DCII's, ect are very appealing if sound is a issue. And if you plan on keeping the card for any length of time warranty and support for your area plays a factor too.
Personally I like to stick with top tier manufactures since if something goes wrong then things "can" be easier. Jetway RMA horrible. ugg
Corsair, Mushkin and G.Skill are all good
I recommend low profile ram... I have blocking ram slots with my cpu cooler. I have Mushkin blackline enhanced frostbyte and it is nice low profile ram with heat spreaders, also it is very cheap at $50 or less for an 8gb kit.
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