Ugly GPUs

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  1. mnewxcv

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    At least winfast was using 2 slot copper coolers when reference designs were single slot aluminum
     
  2. RPGWiZaRD

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    ^ U sure about that, I had a Winfast with a single slot design and despite the copper, it was completely shit, it didn't take long for me to replace it with those Zalman 3rd party coolers, what a difference in temps! (I believe it dropped around 20~23C) I might still have the copper crap Winfast cooler lying around somewhere in a drawer collecting dust, it was probably the worst fan they could have placed on it. The 2 slot coolers on the other hand were probably pretty decent though but the single slot design with the smaller cooler made it simply not effective enough at moving air around.
     
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  3. erek

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  4. erek

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    Hopefully not a re-post

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  5. erek

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  6. erek

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    Jerk. That's the most beautiful video card of all time.
     
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    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You owned these sunglasses didn’t you!

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  8. rgMekanic

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  10. AltTabbins

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    They were also a lot cheaper. They were the cards I would just stare at and dream of owning. Growing up poor made me appreciate the budget brands a lot more.
     
  11. mnewxcv

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    I ran an Opteron and a Leadtek Winfast K8NW when all the cool kids were running FX51s and SK8N/SK8Vs.... still was awesome though!
     
  12. Spaceninja

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    I remember some of these ugly ass cards. Even had several of them. I had almost forgotten about the mascot cards Ruby and whatever chick Nvidia came up with for that series.
     
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  13. hydrogen18

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    I guess all my budget minded purchases have prevented me from owning any of these atrocities. Thanks for showing all these off guys, I had a good laugh.
     
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  14. pendragon1

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    old dawn (fx series)

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    new dawn (kepler)

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    oh and dusk too

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  15. erek

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    rgMekanic

    Here's an Ugly, the XGI Volari V5 Duo. Don't know of any retail examples and can only find evidence of an ES

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  16. revenant

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    Ok here are a couple of FX5900s.. MSI and Chaintech. I think the chaintech might be a 5950 ultra..

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    Reflectivity from the shadow boxes.. arg!!

    A few more


    PNY FX5700. Purple and gold FTW. ;)
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    Chaintech GeForce3... bling edition.
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    My only FX5800 (non ultra)
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    And this fucker was dirty as all hell.. I took it apart and cleaned everything. I believe it’s an FX5950.
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  17. AltTabbins

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    Are those all in display cases? If they are we need more pics! I’ve wanted to do this with the cards I’ve owned, especially the early pre pci-e era cards.
     
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  18. erek

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  19. pendragon1

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    erek, all those cards are normal not ugly.
     
  20. AltTabbins

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    That sticker though. Is that a vampire? Matches the vampire theme with the teal green board and copper heat sync.
     
  21. Zuul

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  22. mvmiller12

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    Well, if stock isn't a requirement.... Nobody makes a liquid cooler for the Gigabyte RX480 Gaming card, so I made one myself. Final is a little smaller (after I found my other angle fittings). Runs great, overclocks a treat, silent operation, UNATTRACTIVE.

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  23. erek

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    Na, but green is my favorite color currently. it used to be White because in art class i was told it represented all of the colors, but green is overall more relaxing and soothing to me



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  24. Zuul

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    aha ATI red for me.....x800XT .....that 5700 though
     
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    I won a contest from some pc gaming mag back in the day and was supposed to get x800 something (don’t remember specifically), which but by the time I actually got turne into x1600 pro and was most likely weaker than what I was supposed to get. Didn’t matter though, as I had an agp-based system and being a university student then, I didn’t have the money for a completely new system. Ended up selling it. Though not being ugly, that card was definitely not a beauty either. That was the last card from the red team that I ever owned lol.
     
  26. revenant

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    Hey... Yes I have them all in display cases I got at the Container Store

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    Lucite Stand 5 inch version (scroll down)

    Turn the box so large face is forward. The older cards fit fine... I had to prop some of the ends up with small bits of tygon tubing cut to make them level.. Just make it work however. :)

    This radeon 1900xt is about the largest card that I got to fit.. There's still a little space though.

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    Does not qualify as an ugly gpu though.. Slick looking card.
     
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  27. 4745454b

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    I actually like the sheer ATI fan shrouds. I liked seeing all the copper and fan blades. Always wished my x1800XT had them.

    The only real ugly thing I ever owned was the Foxconn x38A board. If you ever try running these cards, make sure it's on this board. Yuck.

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  28. Parja

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    Go easy on the drugs, man.
     
  29. HardwareHobbyist

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    Just take a look at like 90% of the cards released in the early 2000s.
     
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  30. thebufenator

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    Man those are awesome.

    I read so many GF3, 8500, and GF4 review back in the day. Awesome times
     
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  31. erek

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    Pretty card!

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    Def my favorite blower-style card from the mid 2000's!

    If memory serves, that's an 1800/1900 variant right?
     
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  33. erek

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    2900 Series w/ 512-bit Memory Interface
     
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    White is all of the colors being reflected back to your eye... “represents” irks me for some reason lol.

    I might have an old school blower in my basement. I’ll have to look.
     
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  35. revenant

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    I scooped up one of these on fleabay for 25 bucks a few years ago... it’s for sure one of the best looking blower style cards! Transparent red with a silver flame job... what’s not to like?
     
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    The sequels:

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    The 2nd one actually performed pretty good for a blower, IIRC.
     
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  37. erek

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    This is a good looking card imho:

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  38. doubletake

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    Yeah, cus they had significantly more metal than pretty much any other blower cooler heatsink before. Most others made do with a crushed aluminum can Intel heatsink-size pile of scrap lol.
     
  39. N4CR

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    These are beautiful. I rate 'em up there with the green/review FX5x00s just as ATi they are probably not as coveted.

    Damn, Foxconn made a parts bin special. Hilarious.
    When you see that little NB fan... lol
     
  40. erek

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