Need suggestions for a Aesthetic GPU
I'm working on a new build staring white silverstone raven see WIP thread: Here
Now currently I'm using two gtx 460 1gb cards from MSI with cyclone coolers seen below.
I feel these cards don't fit in with the new project so I'll probably be selling them off. I need some suggestions for a decent GPU that features a matte black PCB, black shroud with minimal logos or removable logos and possibly a little bit of red flare. I prefer Nvidia but could be persuaded ATI if a good argument is present.
Some possibilities I've looked at are:
Asus gtx 560 Ti TOP
used or new EVGA gtx 470
any stock cooler 570
a used 480 (the heatpipes turn me off on this one)
570 with a Backplate
Asus gtx 560 Ti top is pretty hot, rjbarker suggestion is good too.. the backplates adds a nice look... google image evga gtx 570 with backplate.
i think a 6950 would fit the bill...
I have to admit I love the XFX 6950. Full backplate on it with nice red accents down the side.
Personally i quite like how the MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr looks, performs great too
This has a front that has the black look and also a skull that might meet your needs.
"Call of Duty" in white on the top with nVidia logo - so if you like COD that could be a plus.
With an EVGA backplate that you can paint easily to your desire.
Plus on the performance side it's a 580 :)
you also can use hwc's round 560 ti round review because you can compare all msi, gigatybe, evga and asus...
but for your project so i thought msi gtx 560 ti would be best suitable... almost white block...
So far I leaning towards ordering a 570 from EVGA and a back plate it seems to be a very nice fit.
I also really like the 6950 but I've always had problems with ati/amd cards, such as not waking after hibernation or the dreaded SC2 cursor but as I play alot of SC2.
As for MSI cards, their PCBs are usualy dark brown rather than matte black and I don't think the silvery shroud is a good fit.
Definitely wouldn't suggest any other HD 6-series card. They are so damned ugly. :biggrin:
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