Ugly GPUs

Iratus

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I had an interesting hour this morning just going through my old purchases.

I went from the fantastically ugly 4890,complete with random armored female.

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To the awesome looking 5870 like 6 months later (I think from memory I actually had the 4890 earlier but there’s two on the order so I’m thinking one was a warranty replacement). The difference is largely sticker but just goes to show.

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Interestingly the 5870 I ordered 3 days after the 480 GTX was reviewed so I obviously wasn’t impressed.

Aside from that, I realised just *how* much I paid for a 7900 GTX ‘extreme’ in 2006. Which made me feel better about current prices, but also that I’ve proven my “do not care about red vs green” credentials for a long time.

Also that I was a fucking idiot and should have invested that money in my twenties (amazon shares equiv to that GTX would be about $45k) and hooked up with more women rather than playing mmorpgs and nerding out.
 

Zarathustra[H]

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Meh,

A lot of these came from a time before case windows, when video card design was pragmatic, not aesthetic.

I kind of wish things still were that way.

Windows, RGB lighting, and other forms of aesthetic design have really turned the PC hobby silly.
 

mvmiller12

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Oh come now...you can't beat the legendary Voodoo 5 6000. :D

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Ahhh, the glory days when even the lowly Wall Wart was worthy of a name...

"Voodoo Volts" lol

(In case anyone reading this did not know it, the Vodoo 5 6000 was supposed to draw so much electricity that it would come with it's own external power connection, and yes, the advertising name for this really was "Voodoo Volts")
 
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sc5mu93

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Ahhh, the glory days when even the lowly Wall Wart was worthy of a name...

"Voodoo Volts" lol

(In case anyone reading this did not know it, the Vodoo 5 6000 was supposed to draw so much electricity that it would come with it's own external power connection, and yes, the advertising name for this really was "Voodoo Volts")
in the external connector dept, ahead of its time.
 
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