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It is the Zotac GeForce GT240 Extreme Edition :cool:
Googling for it looks like it's not released yet. I'm gonna keep a lookout for this one.

Given it's a pretty low-powered card, so as it's such an unusual design, I'll be looking to buy it stick it on my shelf for display rather than really use it. :)
 
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check those imput fans... holy cow!!!
 

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http://img.techpowerup.org/100127/DSC_0008.jpg

I'd really love this thing,(4870x2) i have two sapphire 5770 but quite not like though..:D if someone to trade for my two 5770 to 4870x2 please let me know.. straight swap.. OT.
I had two like that, XFX; one was dead out of the box and the replacement lasted three weeks. What a shame because I really loved that card.
 
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I had two like that, XFX; one was dead out of the box and the replacement lasted three weeks. What a shame because I really loved that card.
Good for you.. Someone who want to trade my 2 sapphire 5770 to 1 4870x2...:toast:
 
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The ZOTAC 240 Igorius posted is the most interesting card I have seen in a while.

As quibit pointed out about the hardware ericixx pointed out, those 40mm fans can make some serious noise which makes me wonder what rpm the zotac fans would run at.

I remember when I was heading to a room of blade servers for the first time I was thinking....can't be that bad until I opened the final door.
 
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Colorful iGame GTX460
 
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^ ^ definitely an interesting cooler.
 
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And here's a blast from the past



Quantum 3D Obsidian X-24 Voodoo2 SLi in a single PCI slot.
 

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Damn! I missed the IGame GTX 460 from Colorful. +1 for the looks. +2 for the performance. :D

Well i got another one, The PCB is the awesome'ness, the heatsink sucks. :p

 
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Damn! I missed the IGame GTX 460 from Colorful. +1 for the looks. +2 for the performance. :D

Well i got another one, The PCB is the awesome'ness, the heatsink sucks. :p

http://hdmod.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/galaxygeforcegtx460hof04-575x344.jpg
I don't think I've ever seen a video card on a white PCB before.

However, I was always a big fan of the Hercules 3D Prophet cards back in the day.



What an incredible shade of blue they used to use and the heatsinks on this one are actually purple.
 
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I dunno about you guys, but this looks pretty badass. :pimp:
 
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yep saw that yesterday from CES, i did note that that was a really sexy card......... would go very nicely with a nice lian li and some dark blue clf's

dam the girl im seeing would be very creeped out to her me say that...lol
 
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Which one is hotter?



 

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I prefer the 460 SOC
 
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the cooler on the 460 SOC is the revised version of the windforce cooler thats on the 6850, and various other cards like the lightly oc'd 460. they actually just released a revision 2 of the OC-1GI GTX460 using the new cooler in striaght black, I like it.

sleek, like a puma.

 
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4 heat pipes, two fans, a big radiator

cool & quiet :D

 

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Gigabyte have really struck a winning combo of cooling efficiency and noise when it comes to their non reference coolers, absolute win.
 
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But Twin Frozr II is not much worse.





 

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Gigabyte have really struck a winning combo of cooling efficiency and noise when it comes to their non reference coolers, absolute win.
+1 , the only problem I have with gigabyte is that they dont use reference PCB, which makes it difficult to find aftermarket coolers. And they dont offer the same warranty as the other companies that uses reference PCB like zotac, evga etc... otherwise i would actually choose gigabyte

I dont think its good to change the PCB unless its for special means, but changeing the cooler is ok, like the msi twin frozr , they atleast use the reference pcb and have extended warranty.

The extended warranty can be a life (and money) saver
 

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Thay all have very nice coolers on them now days. But thay all face down so you only see the side and the plane board unless you have a upside down motherboard or put a mirror in the bottom of you case. Maybe a new design coming LOL. But that is just me and my way of thinking.
 

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Thay all have very nice coolers on them now days. But thay all face down so you only see the side and the plane board unless you have a upside down motherboard or put a mirror in the bottom of you case. Maybe a new design coming LOL. But that is just me and my way of thinking.
Yes, that's true, it is indeed a shame not to be able to see it properly.

However, there's one very big advantage: you don't get the fan and the heatsink clogged up with dust so fast. No dust can fall on it, so it only gets dusty from sucking air in, which takes a lot longer. That's a win for me. :)
 

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That is true but would be nice to have a little style on the other side and air flow across the top like a split flow. I do have some ideas for this type that would be cool and work very nice have to draw some up in my CADD program and see how it goes.