Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
Originally Posted by Bridden
Come on, comments like this (especially here at OC.net) are completely unwarranted. Is it logical to pay several hundred more dollars for 5% better performance? Only an idiot would buy a high end GPU. (This comment is made in satire)
My point is, if someone has the money, and is in the niche of wanted an extremely small form factor, why would they be an idiot for spending their money on something they want?
I do wish that the niche was bigger, so that it would be more profitable to make machines like this. Then there would be room for competition, and with that, competitive pricing.
Because anyone who isn't an idiot could do their research and find they can spend the same money and end up with a form factor not much larger, and far more powerful. You can go ultra small form factor on an ITX build.
This item is nothing more than a money grab trying to snag people with "pretty looks", and a hugely inflated price point. Hopefully at least one person reads my comment and stops for a second to rethink their purchase of this, if they were even considering it in the first place.
As for your satirical comment about GPUs; it would almost have worked for you if you hadn't screwed it up. If you want to throw numbers out to make a point, at least try and get them even SLIGHTLY believable. You, and everyone else on this website, know that there is a far larger performance difference than 5% when comparing high end GPUs to low and middle of the road GPUs.
You comparing tiers of GPUs to Piston vs my comment is Apples and Zebras....
Wow, you are an aggressive, one minded person aren't you? If it isn't something you want, you just can't understand can you? A person isn't going to see your comment and say "Oh hey, this guy has a point..." They are going to reply with "Man, this guy has a stick up his rear." And yes, people will buy something because it is "pretty looks". Are you saying that anyone who buys Apple is an idiot? (don't answer that, rhetorical question) You pay twice as much, but you get something that is fitting to YOU. The form factor, even being a micro-atx, would be twice as large as that thing.
The price difference between the 670 and 580 at launch was over 150 usd, which is more than a 30% increase for less than a 10% difference in performance. Once again, satire is exaggeration/ironic comment meant to point out an obvious flaw. Do you think any satirical comedians point out how small of a flaw things are? Really man, there aren't many trolls on this site, but you are trying.