Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Please tell me this isn't a legitimate question? You think people buy Murderbox's to hide them in the closet? Spend days sleeving cables to not show them off? Spend hours benching 3dmark11 for that extra 3 points on their PScore not to post it anywhere? If the computing hobby was only about performance and nothing else, why do cases have windows? Why do we put lights in our rigs and list their components in our sigs? Why are their threads on how to take proper photos of our rigs? Get real man, showing off is a huge part of this hobby and if you deny it you're a liar...
This is a subjective topic i understand but there are two sides to every coin, i just believe buying gaming GPUs to play games is the most logical of the two. Perhaps my tone was alittle too strong, but buying a $1000 GPU to be "special" and have people gawk at your points online (LOL) and not because you require the performance is silly imo.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You're looking at things from only an aesthetics standpoint it seems.
I don't know enough about a murderbox to give my opinion on it so i will not address that. But some people actually Sleeve their cases because they want their PC looking nice for themselves also a reason to get a windowed case because you like seeing your products same goes for lights and any other aesthetic modifications . 3DMark is a very useful tool for stability testing, testing overclocking headroom, trouble shooting and making sure your system is performing the same as similarly equipped machinery and yes also for comparisons. We list our components in our sigs again for help when trouble shooting and easily getting a persons information when you or they have a question to ask.
Originally Posted by theyedi
The root of the problem pretty much has to do with the timeline, I think. Had this been released with the 680, it would actually make sense to classify it as a niche, ultra enthusiast product. The fact that it comes out a year later, at 2x the price for less than 2x the performance is at the heart of peoples' problem with it.
This is exactly my problem with it. AMD didn't help by delaying their 8Ks until the end of the year or next year....Edited by th3illusiveman - 2/20/13 at 12:31am