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The graphics card with the hottest looks?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by qubit, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I've not seen any, but if there are cases out there that hold the mobo upside down and have the side panel open on the right hand side, you could have your wish. It would basically be a left handed case.

    Anyone know of any?
     
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    I have seen a few but thay are very high end and one at ocn in the h50/h70 club the guy goes by the name of Sexybastard he did a h50 double 120 rad mod but have not found them for sale.
     
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    Here you are, this is a couple of different pcbs:

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    1) reference,
    2) Gigabyte GTX460 1GB OC,
    3) Gigabyte GTX460 1GB SOC,
    4) Msi GTX460 1GB HAWK (TWIN FROZR II),
    5) Palit GTX460 1GB.

    Do you see any differences?
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    the thing that gigabyte always do however is change the PCB for the better, they use more copper and higher grade components throughout, to me thats worth the lack of a longer warranty. I've usually been a believer that if its going to fail or have issues, you will know that early in the lifespan (within a year or two) and I rarely continue to use a card after 2 years anyway.

    just look at the difference between a reference board (component wise) and the gigabyte OC model, which is worth a pitence more and has a great non reference PCB and cooling. most of the difference is around the VRM area. they also use tier 1 memory, and the thick inner layer of copper.

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    none are the same at all :p
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    +1 about the extra quality components. :rockout:

    Since getting my Gigabyte mobo with Ultra Durable 3 (see specs) I haven't looked back. I now always look at what Gigabyte have to offer when buying mobos and graphics cards.
     
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    Are you blind or what?

    Look carefully at the pcb of SOC version and then at the pcb of OC version and finally at the referent.
    The power section is different at all.
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    lol am I blind :laugh: read what I said :rolleyes:

    none are the same, meaning all of them are different, who's blind now :toast:

    exactly the same with me (and still rocking a EP45-DS4P), wether is shopping for a mobo or a gfx card, I hop on over to their site and take a look at what they are doing. their high end motherboards simply rock, and I think I've covered my thoughts on their non reference gfx cards.
     
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    GA-880GM-UD2H owner here. Great board for a cheap gaming rig. :rockout:
     
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    My mistake. I beg your pardon. You're right.

    :cry:



    Sth for you
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    Castle Brewery in Cieszyn
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    1200 years of Cieszyn
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    Jan Kyster New Member

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    Wow! Lots of cool cards! :toast: And some... not so cool... :D


    Didn't see this combo in thread, so here's mine...

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    Soon to be stripped though - an EK waterblock:
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Jan, that's some cool pics you got there, buddy. That waterblock looks like it's made out of solid gold. :D

    Oh and welcome to TPU. :toast:
     
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    At that price I most certainly expect it to be... :shadedshu

    But then again, I did waste a small fortune on the wrecked "Best Desktop PC"-project :p that couldn't be saved by the Arctic Cooler, so what the heck...

    Some photos from the failed project... http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/Desktop/?albumview=slideshow
    Project Log... http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=174638


    WC project still in the works... of course... [​IMG]


    Thanks for the cheer! :toast:
     
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    Sapphire 4850x2 long ass card and it has what appears to be a pair of low profile intel coolers under its hood

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    I made mine myself, just took a standard case, de-riveted it, sprayed the interior black then put it back together upside down. I should make a guide on how to do it.
    See attachments for before and after's :D
    There's one thing you have to check before you go de-riveting - you need to make sure the window panel side fits on the other side (if you have a window/vents) and vice versa.
     

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    That works but not to many will go back together tried a few and did not work very well. But it would be nice to see card makers do something to dressup the to side of the cards even if it did add a few bucks to the price.
     
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    hmmmm...
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    >_>

    kidding aside...
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    why am i just now finding this thread?
     
  19. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Been bad in a previous life??

    Post a picture! :)

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    I like this one!
     
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    kinda limits sli options. I wonder when they'll just replace dvi with display ports, or hdmi, with hdmi/display port to dvi/vga adapters included in the packaging. would leave more room for the exhaust vent.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Indeed, it's very tall at three slots wide, with an equally steep price! lol :)
     
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    Kinda like my 250's looks..

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    I was gonna post this one but I was clearly too late ya beat me to it

    So I'll post the huge but not so good looking Asus DirectCU II based card design... darn the "ant" beat me to that one

    So lets try this one
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    There was a super sleek card I saw in a recent review that had like 3 chrome looking fins off the back of it.
     
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