LOL, XFX usually offers a model with a black PCB so that's the one I go for.
Seriously, we all know most models are the same cards with slightly different heat sinks.
Some clock better than others, but that's mostly luck of the draw.
So I pick by color.
I like to match the motherboard (what a concept).
I think any either eVGA or XFX (or for that matter, most of the 2nd and 3rd Tier manufacturers as well) will cover your back if it's not all hacked or dented up.
Gotta use thermal paste if re-installing the stock HS.
You can't burn the schnitzel out of it with a soldering iron and expect them to look the other way.
I can't believe ATI vendors haven't released a card with a lot of black (including PCB)and just a touch/hint/smidgen/dab of red.
Make it look like a big shiny black Harley.
I have no idea why manufacturers just make card's with swords, viking babes,
and other game stuff.
Nice classy metal logo would be just fine.
I mean the stupid graphic faces down in 99% of the PCs.
Marketing much? Geez dudes get it together and deliver some kewl product.
Same freakin' designs for 10 years
Oh yeah, start using better fans already!