Ugly GPUs

Skylinestar

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IMO, the Arctic Cooling coolers were sexy af. Imagine the light blue in UV glow.
 
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Will V

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Had this one, not as outrageous as others but remember thinking as a 16 year old... why the hell do I need mermaid tits on my video card?
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That Chaintech Apogee was actually kind of cool looking when it was powered on.. lots of blue led action under the gold shrowd.
 

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I hated the lesser ti4200s with their rectangular memory chips :D That particular one though, they made no efforts at all to make it look good.
Ugly memory .... that is when you get out the hack saw, arctic silver, super glue, and cover them. :)
Cannot remember how much higher this Radeon 9500 could OC after affixing the sinks. But it was pretty significant.

The game underneath is a whole other matter. What a big disappointment that was.

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My 6600 looked exactly like this. I don't care how many Nalus you put there, it's still a cheap, tacky AF sticker.

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IdentityCrisis

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Them's some ugly GPUs. Don't know whats going on with that XFX post above, but man, for the number of cases with windows, why would they make that?
 

sirmonkey1985

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i'm sure it's already been posted but this was by far the ugliest gpu i ever owned(picture isn't mine). i still have it in a box some where just without the fans and fan covers since the fans died after about a year or so, had a to jerry rig a loud ass 80mm fan to it.
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i'm sure it's already been posted but this was by far the ugliest gpu i ever owned(picture isn't mine). i still have it in a box some where just without the fans and fan covers since the fans died after about a year or so, had a to jerry rig a loud ass 80mm fan to it.
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I always wanted one on the basis that 2 tiny ass fans must be better than 1 tiny ass fan (the standard back then). Not to mention the size of the aluminum heatsink was probably enough to run it passively.
 

sirmonkey1985

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I always wanted one on the basis that 2 tiny ass fans must be better than 1 tiny ass fan (the standard back then). Not to mention the size of the aluminum heatsink was probably enough to run it passively.
it could idle passively but even 1% gpu load on it instant crash since back then case cooling was damn near non existent compared to what it is now.
 
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