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post #41 of 62
Generic, overly demanding commentary

questions about why MSI doesn't cater to my own unique whims
    
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

MSI is a direct competitor of Asus in just about everything though. Why would they want the same colors as the competitors color scheme? confused.gif
Gimme a sweet blue / black card, then we're talking. smile.gif Like the 580 Lightning Extreme, that was a pretty card.

I don't get why people care so much about what it looks like.

If my pretty GF wears an ugly skirt. It doesn't make her less functional. I don't care about the skirt.

I overclock her too. The skirt is just a wrapper wink.gif

We knew MSI was going to do this. They are starting to get a good rep for their video hardware.
Edited by DrFPS - 4/7/12 at 1:15pm
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post #43 of 62
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

MSI is a direct competitor of Asus in just about everything though. Why would they want the same colors as the competitors color scheme? confused.gif
Gimme a sweet blue / black card, then we're talking. smile.gif Like the 580 Lightning Extreme, that was a pretty card.

I don't get why people care so much about what it looks like.

If my pretty GF wears an ugly skirt. It doesn't make her less functional. I don't care about the skirt.

I overclock her too. The skirt is just a wrapper wink.gif

We knew MSI was going to do this. They are starting to get a good rep for their video hardware.

Some of us, have built our machines to have a specific color scheme, and have put thousands of dollars into said machine. wink.gif Hence why I'm looking for a blue card, or all black...which is exactly why my 7970 is going under water.
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Does anyone know what happened to the 7870 Hawk that they showed at CeBit? I've been holding out for ages, but now they've released the TFIII version.. I'll be really devastated if the 7870 Hawk doesn't come out, it would've gone so well with my white and blue build I'm planning frown.gif
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post #45 of 62
Reference = win

Because the PCB layout is done by nvidia and not some random company.


Ive been though tons of video cards


reference = durable oven

This is what i have learned over the years.


I have yet to have a reference design die on me.
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post #46 of 62
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Some of us, have built our machines to have a specific color scheme, and have put thousands of dollars into said machine. wink.gif Hence why I'm looking for a blue card, or all black...which is exactly why my 7970 is going under water.

thumb.gif I know that aesthetics seem pointless to some but the way my rig looks to me is almost as important as how it performs. I do look at all the time after all...
post #47 of 62
The TwinFrozr cooler works well. Should allow gor better cooling operation over reference fan design. Some don't like this cooling design because it can lead to heat build up in the case. In a case with good air flow the TF3 cooler works very well.


I'm not a big fan for th TwinForzr cooler because I like to water cool. The Power Edition/ Over Clock TwinFrozr are great for over clocking and include improved PCB design for great over clocking.


I'm also hoping that MSI puts out a Hawk HD78XX series which are also great for over clocking. Doesn't have to be a lightning for me but at least a flavor of TwinFrozr that has an improved PCB power phase desing is what I like for improved over clocking performance.
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post #48 of 62
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Hey I'm not complaining! I want a Maximus 5 Gene-Z (and 7850 or 660 HAWK/TF II) for my next build lol. Idk why they'd want red/black. But do consider Sapphire and HIS always do the blue/black, and MSi would rather be associated with an Asus color scheme than a Sapphire color scheme ("sexy" models on graphics cards, lol), is my guess.
Although I'm curious why there was a blue/black 7870 TF III at CeBit but nothing came of it :/ . Perhaps MSi should just give different color options lol. Personally I don't like that blue color on the 580 Lightning extreme's fans.. just a bit off (I'd rather a brighter blue). I'd take an all black/red personally, like the black/blue 7870. Or black/red/white.

MSI has generally done a dark blue/black color scheme on their motherboards.
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post #49 of 62
so here's what we'll have:

full reference 680
TFIII 680 reference board
Lightning edition with custom PCB and 4gb of ram

if we're lucky we'll get a 2gb lightning as well, though i personally doubt that will happen
post #50 of 62
I will wait the Lightinings smile.gif
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