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T4C Fantasy

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#76
Hercules Graphics Adapter baby!
Because 720x348 lines was awesome (well, compared to CGA at 320x240 and 640x240).
Besides, CGA colors were sh*t anyway.

Plus it drove your printer too! I had one in 1987 with a Siemens built 286-16 (overclocked to 20MHz using a 40MHz clock crystal in place of the 32MHz one).

I was totally rocking Prince of Persia, Test Drive I and II and all sorts of late 80s awesomeness with the HGA.

Reference pic:
http://i.imgur.com/qIfRBeC.jpg
how much did that card cost?
 
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#77
^ I have no idea how much the card cost by itself, but the whole system cost about $1300 back in the middle of 1987.
Of course I was just a snotty kid back then and the parents were paying for it.

286-16 AT
1x 1.2MB FDD
1x 360KB FDD
1MB RAM :D
Hercules HGA
NTC Monochrome Monitor

Bitchin fast when all your friends were still using clunky old PC-XTs.
I actually still have the motherboard, will post pics in the old hardware thread once I get it cleaned up.
 
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T4C Fantasy

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#78
^ I have no idea how much the card cost by itself, but the whole system cost about $1300 back in the middle of 1987.
Of course I was just a snotty kid back then and the parents were paying for it.

286-16 AT
1x 1.2MB FDD
1x 360KB FDD
1MB RAM :D
Hercules HGA
NTC Monochrome Monitor

Bitchin fast when all your friends were still using clunky old PC-XTs.
I actually still have the motherboard, will post pics in the old hardware thread once I get it cleaned up.
rofl nice, 1300 for a pc in 87 I would assume was a good deal since a piece of crap mac was like 5 grand
 

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#79
XFX

7800GTX 512MB

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1647537

Card was a monster when I got it soon replaced with an 8800GTS 640mb but the performance jump just wasnt that big for most games I was playing namely Oblivion at the time. During which the 7800 offered me nearly the same performance. Card is a champ still runs to this day in a friends old work rig. Really should ask for it back. I miss that card.
 
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#80
Out of all my gpus mine would have to be the card i have at the moment.Have never loved a gpu as much as this one. Its an Twin Frozr HD6870 hawk 1gb ddr5.Bought it years ago and I love it just as much today as the day I bought it! =)
 

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#81
Company: SAPPHIRE
GPU: HD 7770
SKU:Flex

This is the fastest card I ever had and I'm very contented with it. I can play almost every game I have, though it is not the fastest card today, I think I still can use it for 2-3 years more.
 
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#82
Gainward
7800GS+ Golden Sample Goes Like Hell
BLISS GS-GLH AGP
500 1400 {20.20.7}

A lot of the longtimer's prolly remember wanting this bad boy Running sweet 700 1500 and when was in the Conroe865PE it was benching Graphic scores well into PCIe.

This was the 3rd version of the GS+ from Gainward, but it was the only to have 2ns memory[7900GTX PCIe].
If they would have let this released with the full 24.20.8 it would have been a screaming monster
It's still working
 
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#83
hate me or love me... My favourite card of the moment is my current GTX 480 reference design ( who the hell says is loud ?? ) Is HELL DAMN HOT YES reach 83 degrees while gaming but is not loud at all.
 
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#84
company = Sapphire
GPU = 7970 Ghz ed
SKU = Vapor-x

Much much better than my only other card Nvidia gtx 590 that was loud hot and somewhat broken
 

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#85
hate me or love me... My favourite card of the moment is my current GTX 480 reference design ( who the hell says is loud ?? ) Is HELL DAMN HOT YES reach 83 degrees while gaming but is not loud at all.
Love you then xD
I also owned a beastie like that 9 months ago, it was awesome, and as you stated it was not really loud with a custom fan curve with evga precisionx, but it was hot like yours I would reach 76 degrees at that time, with Artict Cooling MX-4 thermal paste applied on it... It was awesome specially for the price I bought at that time ( 190 Euro )

But for real, I love my two EVGA GTX 670 FTW, they are really beast gpu's there's no game which I can't max out.. :D

Company = EVGA
GPU = GTX 670
SKU = FTW
 

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#86
I've got several favorites.

In AGP land it was the 6600gt, which overclocked like hell (altho never could go as far as a Ti-4200). I also have a real soft spot for the BFG 7800gs, the last Nvidia AGP. I've still got it in my Conroe865pe project pc.

For PCIe, I'm going to say the EVGA GTX 480. Last year Newegg had a large number of them on sale, and apparently they were refined, because with a good fan curve set up in Precision, it is a take no prisoners brawler that isn't too loud or too hot. It's in my son's rig and I daresay it will remain there a long time...and when he's finished I may box-frame it on display, because it really took Nvidia cards to such a new performance level.
 

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#87
At the risk of later being labeled biased:
  • Favorite board vendor: Gigabyte (best after-sales support here)
  • Favorite GPU: GeForce 8800 GT (it served me so long and so well, that I've added it to the box of things I'll hand over to my decedents)
 

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#89
my favorite would have to be my old 8800GS, oced on stock heatsink from 550mhz to 890 mhz, and that was near 9800GTX level performance on that card at the clocks I had so I kept it for a long time(till it died)

my least favorite is the XFX 7900GTX AGP, it failed so much that it was not even worth using and it was expensive also.
 
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#90
The GTX470 I'm using atm, runs games still pretty well and overclocks pretty nicely. Also runs cool with Twin Turbo II, in gaming I haven't got over 70C temps with 800MHz/1.15V. :)

I just installed a XFX Core 650W, so that means I need to get an Asrock 990FX Extreme3 and another GTX470 :toast: