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People who like the looks of the cheap ass plastic based mid range cards, offered as high end, are delusional.

This are real cards...




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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Am i only one who love the looks of this?


Now, thats what i call a real card.
Edited by psyside - 12/27/12 at 10:52am
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Originally Posted by psyside View Post

People who like the looks of the cheap ass plastic based mid range cards, offered as high end, are delusional.
This are real cards...


The matrix cards are great cards obviously but you have to admit they look a bit 'ricer'. They're very in your face, use flashing lights, the tried and true red&black color scheme (at least nowadays, the older cards like 4870 matrix were different) and so on.

They don't really look elegant, they're just a big block of heatsinks.
 
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I would much rather see a dual slot MSI TwinFrozr cooler than a DCUII Asus cooler.
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That lightning is gorgeous, the matrix is hideous
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post #65 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyside View Post

People who like the looks of the cheap ass plastic based mid range cards, offered as high end, are delusional. This are real cards...


Now, thats what i call a real card.

the MSI Lightning and the ASUS MATRIX are some real bad ass cards thumb.gif . the Lightning is arguably the best looking card. Matrix has a beastly feel to it . Nvidia GTX 690 is also a good looking and very well designed card.
Edited by raghu78 - 12/27/12 at 11:00am
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The matrix cards are great cards obviously but you have to admit they look a bit 'ricer'. They're very in your face, use flashing lights, the tried and true red&black color scheme (at least nowadays, the older cards like 4870 matrix were different) and so on.
They don't really look elegant, they're just a big block of heatsinks.

This gentleman knows what's up.

I'm not a big fan of how the sapphire/MSI frozr/Direct CUII coolers look. I just don't like the million heatpipes and fans sticking out from your card.
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Edited by kpo6969 - 12/27/12 at 11:08am
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I actually love the look of my 7850 MSI Twin Frozr. The metal heat pipes really make it look sweet IMO.

NVIDIA does have some nice looking cards though.

@OP I wouldn't upgrade from a 7850 to that. Also I say this time and time again: DROP YOUR MEMORY CLOCKS ON YOUR 7850. You are more than likely getting lower performance and increased stability with a mem clock at 1400.
    
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But then if NV decides to voltage unlock the 7xx series I'll regret it for life frown.gif idk, I kinda really want to buy this 670 because it's gonna cost only 280$ in total.

the only GTX 670 at that price is the PNY GTX 670 which uses a reference GTX 670. those are cost cutting designs. the VRM circuitry is not so great. either look at custom GTX 670 cards like MSI GTX 670 PE, Gigabyte GTX 670, ASUS GTX 670 Direct Cu or the EVGA GTX 670 FTW which uses a reference GTX 680 PCB. alternatively you can wait for GTX 700 cards
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I actually love the look of my 7850 MSI Twin Frozr. The metal heat pipes really make it look sweet IMO.
NVIDIA does have some nice looking cards though.
@OP I wouldn't upgrade from a 7850 to that. Also I say this time and time again: DROP YOUR MEMORY CLOCKS ON YOUR 7850. You are more than likely getting lower performance and increased stability with a mem clock at 1400.

What memory clock would you recommend?
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