Most aesthetically appealing Video Cards of All Time?

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  1. erek

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    What is the best looking video cards of all time?


    I prefer so far the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra/128MB and the AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT (512-bit memory interface)


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  2. OmgitsSexyChase

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    Dear god, burn those with fire, they are so ugly
     
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  3. crusty_juggler

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    IDK man. I have a soft spot for neon colors and rad flames. Maybe it's because I was born in the early 80's?

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  4. Xizer

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    NVIDIA already won this one with the Titan X.
     
  5. n=1

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    Really? That silver rim on an otherwise all black shroud reminds me waaaaaaaaaaaay too much of ricer rims LOL

    The original Titan's blower was much better, but I find the 690 to be more aesthetically pleasing still.
     
  6. munkle

    munkle [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Nothing like a big block of cooper to pimp out your video card:

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  7. eclypse

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    AMD 7970s with EK blocks

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    Nvidia 580s with DangerDen all copper blocks.


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    Personally i'll take the blackout blocks over copper but the copper blocks did look cool with my red lighting as they would turn red.
     
  8. pandora's box

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    Personal fan of the R9 295X2. Especially naked, pure engineering.

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  9. n=1

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    Well if we're gonna go naked cards, I think Asus' version of the 295X2 -- the ROG Ares III is just :eek: when you remove the waterblock:

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  10. pandora's box

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    :D

    The Ares III is an amazing card for sure. But if we are going to go with partner creations then this wins in my book:

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  11. tybert7

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    Guys, clearly the winner is that HIS custom card

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    HIS card: Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.
     
  12. caddys83

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    I like the EVGA GTX 680's :cool:

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    I would have to say the GTX970/980/Titan coolers and prior models with similar coolers are the best constructed, and great to look at. They work quite well too. I have 2 980s in SLI reference which I wouldnt trade for any other cooler.
     
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    Have to go with the Ares also, WHOA!
     
  15. erek

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    Since we ended up going naked, which is surprising to me ... I will have to allow for this non-reference design

    Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 2WIN

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  16. eclypse

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    That white card would look sweet under black lights.
     
  17. deruberhanyok

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    I like the reference setup for OEM R9 270 cards:

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    Similar aesthetic to the reference blower, but something about the way this is set with the fan in the middle instead of on the edge appeals to me.

    I actually have one in a system right now.
     
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  18. erek

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    The Matrox Parhellion always had a nice design in my humble opinion :

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    Coolest looking IMO is 295X2 with Aquacomputer nickel block + Aquacomputer active backplate

    But I'm probably biased
     
  20. Araxie

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    in my opinion.. Galaxy GTX 780 HOF.

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    And the almighty GTX 780TI HOF V20



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  21. OofC_S7v7N

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    This to me feels like the start of the war!

    Green vs Red

    Love these cards!

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  22. erek

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    For me :

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    Array Technology Inc Radeon X800 XT

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  23. primetime

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    i still have my ago evga 6800 ultra up on a display....just didn't have the heart to toss it
     
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  25. Darakian

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    GTX titan and the radeon 6970
     
  26. defaultluser

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    This is the greatest video card ever created:

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    The Jazz Multimedia Bonny & Clyde. Possibly the only card ever to come with both AGP and PCI connectors! Just flip the card 180 degrees and switch the jumper, and you can swap AGP - PCI :D

    Back, where the card is signed:

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    Could you imagine having that thing in your case? That exposed edge connector screams ESD magnet. And you have all the inconvenience of swapping the backplate from one end to the other. But hey, at least it looks cool!
     
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  27. deruberhanyok

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    That was a nice design. Plus, cool feature, first card I recall seeing that supported 3-screen gaming off of a single card, way before AMD and NVIDIA managed it.
     
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    I always loved the simple aesthetic of the 5970, especially with the two ports on the back

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  29. zoob

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    I have a thing for passive GPUs:
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    And can't deny that these roller coaster mobo/GPU cooling setups were a lot of fun. :D
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  30. qbanb8582

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    The 7950 GX2 is on that first comes to my head.

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  31. schizrade

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    I would say the VooDoo 5 6000, but it was ugly as fuck. All the 700+ NVidia ref models look nice.
     
  32. KickAssCop

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    Anything with an nVidia Titan cooler these days is my pick.
     
  33. §kynet

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    It's not even close

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  34. Relayer

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    I agree. I think the original Titan was way better looking than the X and the 690 was the best looking of the three.


    I think XFX makes some classy looking cards too
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  35. crusty_juggler

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    That is hilarious.

    Related, your post made me go and see if Maximum PC is still around. It is, and you can also view old issues for free on Google Books.
     
  36. pandora's box

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    Those XFX cards are sexy, but absolute shit for VRM cooling.
     
  37. Mokkat

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    I haven't used Nvidia cards for a couple of generations now, but in the looks department I gotta hand it to the amazing reference cooler they have been using since the 7xx cards.

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  38. Skripka

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    full-cover waterblocks win over anything else. Only the ref coolers on the NV 680 and 780 come close.
     
  39. Relayer

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    Why does someone always have to throw something like that in there? Not only is it off topic, but it's completely overblown.
     
  40. defaultluser

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    That's a classic Loch Ness Monster photo you got here.

    Difference between this and the Bonny and Clyde: you could actually BUY and USE Bonny and Clyde to play games :D

    But Rendition v2200 does lose massively in BungholioMark 2001 !