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Whats wrong with it? It looks like a cheap plastic cover rather than a sleek sturdy looking design.

Yeah, cheap plastic covers are so lame. what kind of high end card would EVER use those on a reference model????

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Worst next-to-flagship reference aesthetics since the Radeon 9800 Pro IMHO (and at least that was a good-looking card for its time that looked appropriately expensive).
Edited by friend'scatdied - 1/27/12 at 3:37pm
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You're a water-cooler, but you make it sound like you never show off your work...I know that I do...then again, looks are a moot point for water-coolers as all stock coolers get replaced hence the focus for me was on performance.
Other people like to show off their rigs too, and by all means they should. That's why some people complain about the cards looking ugly.
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The aluminum uni-sink supporting the fan assembly and vapor chamber on the 7970 is beefier than the one used on the 69XX cards. This would eliminate the need for a back plate to provide structural support, while reducing cost and overall weight.
Some of these complaints make me wonder if people are using these PC peripherals beyond installing them in their PC.
"It's gotta look good, it's gotta feel good and it's gotta be sturdy too."

I dont know about you but I do care about what my hardware looks like so do majority people on this forum. For me to build a pc means more than just to shove bunch of hardware into the case to make it post. And i think those who really passionate about PC's would agree with me, thats why people do cable management, sleeve their psu's, mod their cases. People on this forum excited about their build's and its totally expected from them to CARE about their rigs/hardware appearance. So if i pay $450 for the videocard i want it to look good and yes, to feel expensive.
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this^
I dont know about you but I do care about what my hardware looks like so do majority people on this forum. For me to build a pc means more than just to shove bunch of hardware into the case to make it post. And i think those who really passionate about PC's would agree with me, thats why people do cable management, sleeve their psu's, mod their cases. People on this forum excited about their build's and its totally expected from them to CARE about their rigs/hardware appearance. So if i pay $450 for the videocard i want it to look good and yes, to feel expensive.

Yep I couldn't agree more with this. Having a sweet looking PC is really cool to show off to people, especially people who have no idea about hardware.

Besides, AMD have clearly spent a ton of money on the design, it's not like people are asking them to spend extra money that would bump the RRP. I do like the design but can appreciate that it looks a little cheap compared to other cards in the price range.
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You're a water-cooler, but you make it sound like you never show off your work...I know that I do...then again, looks are a moot point for water-coolers as all stock coolers get replaced hence the focus for me was on performance.
Other people like to show off their rigs too, and by all means they should. That's why some people complain about the cards looking ugly.
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this^
I dont know about you but I do care about what my hardware looks like so do majority people on this forum. For me to build a pc means more than just to shove bunch of hardware into the case to make it post. And i think those who really passionate about PC's would agree with me, thats why people do cable management, sleeve their psu's, mod their cases. People on this forum excited about their build's and its totally expected from them to CARE about their rigs/hardware appearance. So if i pay $450 for the videocard i want it to look good and yes, to feel expensive.
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Yep I couldn't agree more with this. Having a sweet looking PC is really cool to show off to people, especially people who have no idea about hardware.
Besides, AMD have clearly spent a ton of money on the design, it's not like people are asking them to spend extra money that would bump the RRP. I do like the design but can appreciate that it looks a little cheap compared to other cards in the price range.

The quote was intended to be a joke so I went back and made it a little more clear by what I meant. wink.gif

I understand the strive to make your PC look good all too well. I spent a good chunk of change to make my rigs look good. But I think when it comes down to it, if you're already spending $450 an extra $30 for a better looking non-ref design with a better performing cooler would be worth it.
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I love showing off my computer. Aesthetics are definitely important to me.

By the way, the joke was hilarious. thumb.gif
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 1/27/12 at 4:58pm
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The quote was intended to be a joke so I went back and made it a little more clear by what I meant. wink.gif
I understand the strive to make your PC look good all too well. I spent a good chunk of change to make my rigs look good. But I think when it comes down to it, if you're already spending $450 an extra $30 for a better looking non-ref design with a better performing cooler would be worth it.

Haha yeah sorry I kinda missed the joke with that one. That's pretty funny...
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The quote was intended to be a joke so I went back and made it a little more clear by what I meant. wink.gif
I understand the strive to make your PC look good all too well. I spent a good chunk of change to make my rigs look good. But I think when it comes down to it, if you're already spending $450 an extra $30 for a better looking non-ref design with a better performing cooler would be worth it.

Agreed. lol didnt get the joke my bad.

Personally i wish 7950 had a 7970 cooler, thats what i dont like about the card, for few last generations reference high end ATI cards had external exhaust coolers which is good to have in certain type of systems, particularly SFF. I know there will be bunch of really nice custom solutions - Twin Frozers, DirectCU's etc but normally none of them are external exhaust. Hopefully Sapphire's toxic edition will have this type of cooling.
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Yeah, cheap plastic covers are so lame. what kind of high end card would EVER use those on a reference model????
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What's your point....?
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yay, black pcb. WATERBLOCK TIME!!!
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