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SPARKLE Announces GeForce GTX 580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. LAN_deRf_HA

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    It's bad design. It looks vaguely interesting from the top only and presents space issues for no justifiable reason. That's not how you design an aesthetically appealing graphics card. At least not well. You have to consider how it looks from above for the promo shots sure, but you must also put a lot of thought into the appearance from the side and back as it will be viewed in the case.
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    Awersome English is awesome. I think the design, while a bit flawed, have a good goal: make the card lighter. "Lanners" will appreciate, but the shroud completely spoils the whole party. And I like sparkle's colour scheme, who else have purple as a major colour?
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    The cooler looks powerful but I don´t get why companies don´t make closed coolers that blow out of the case instead of adding to the case temp in blowing into the case - it really doesn´t make anything more expensive or complicated.
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    The shell of cooler is a useless ornament. And I want to know the PCB design of this thing..
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    It looks like a shark! but not when its upside down...
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    At least there isn't any Twilight versions of the card, considering the name of the company. :laugh:
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    Nope, shell is useful for directing airflow.
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    Air cooling is for nubs. I just can't bring myself to take any company named Sparkle seriously. EVGA FTW!
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    looks...beastly
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    Sparkle makes decent cards, don't diss them because their English is bad. EVGA can be overpriced, imo.
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    You can't really put a price on peace of mind. EVGA has the best customer service in the business. I'd easily spend an extra $30 or $40 to know that if my card ever has issues I can get it fixed or a new one without any issues whatsoever.
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    I like the look. Would I buy one? Hell no. But hey, someone somewhere will. Maybe Barney the big purple dinosaur will do a review on it. :)
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    No, not really. But on the other hand, I have never heard a bad case of customer service off Sparkle (or they are so small no one bothers?) either, and I would like to give them a sporting chance to prove themselves. I rarely use customer service, so I don't really know which one is good.
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    So basically you want to take a gamble on a $470 piece of computer hardware? Doesn't make much sense to me. I have never heard of sparkle's customer service being bad or good. However, I know for a fact that EVGA has very, very good customer service. If you want to take a chance with your hard earned money, be my guest. Seems foolish to me.
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    Not widely known does not mean that they are absolutely shit. Not many people have heard of Be Quiet! but some of their PSUs are good. Or Mitsuoka Car company. Same goes to Sparkle, they have been around for ages.
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    No where did I use that description of the company. Does the fact that they have been around for ages mean they are a decent company? Bose has been around a long time and they are an absolutely terrible, POS company.
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    I think it just depends on what country you are. EVGA is a great choice if you are in North America. But in other countries other brands excel.
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    They have been around for ages means that they are not absolute POS in every direction. Contrary to popular belief, Bose actually makes half decent products, just that they are horribly overpriced. And yes, quality of service depends on where you are in the world. I can get Logitech to replace an out-of-warranty product here in UK, but good luck trying to get a response from them in Australia. Same with EVGA, they are good in US does not mean that their service will be replicated elsewhere in the world.
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    a- I can't believe that the day when that guy presented the design of the card, no one in that meeting room says "Hey, isn't bad to make a card longer that it is".
    b- If D. Trump were on that room, after the presentation he would simply say "You are fired".
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    c- Now you have to pay Mr. Trump for trademark infringements.
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    He never said: You are fired™ :D
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    I am done arguing with you. If you think Bose actually makes decent products then you are a lost cause IMO. I stated my opinion about Sparkle as a company and spending the extra money on a well-regarded company's products. If you want to throw your money at Sparkle and Bose products I won't stand in your way.

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