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My Life: In Video Cards

Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:52 pm

Since we were talking about old gfx cards the other day, I figured I'd dig up some old pictures of cards I used to have and post them in chronological order.

My first dedicated GFX card was a MX400 in a shitty (not at the time) Compaq 900 MHz PC.

GeForce2 MX400 64 MB AGP 4x (Manufacturer: Nvidia?)
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GeForce4 Ti4600 128 MB AGP 4x (Manufacturer: BFG Tech)
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GeForce6 6800 GT 256 MB AGP 8x (Manufacturer: XFX)
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GeForce8 8800 GTS 640 MB PCI-E x16 (Manufacturer: EVGA)
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GeForce9 9800 GT 512 MB PCI-E x16 2.0 (Manufacturer: EVGA)
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GeForce200 GTX260 892 MB PCI-E x16 2.0 (Manufacturer: EVGA)
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GeForce700 SuperClocked GTX 760 2GB PCI-E 3.0 (Manufacturer: EVGA)
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Share your cards if you feel like it. :D
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Postby Fist of the eskimo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:22 pm

the good lord invented the garbage dump for a reason. That's where this thread belongs

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:03 pm

Fist of the eskimo wrote:the good lord invented the garbage dump for a reason. That's where this thread belongs

Fuck you and the high horse you rode in on.
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Postby Sonic » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:51 pm

Intel Extreme Graphics of some other POS (I was young not my fault)

6600GT
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MX440 (the 6600 died, and I was too poe)
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8800GTS
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Postby Fist of the eskimo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:07 pm

Darkfoxx wrote:
Fist of the eskimo wrote:the good lord invented the garbage dump for a reason. That's where this thread belongs

Fuck you and the high horse you rode in on.


LOVE YOU

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:39 pm

Fist of the eskimo wrote:LOVE YOU

Love you back, schmoopie.


Sonic, your last pic is borked.
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Postby Jif » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:55 pm

OEM Asus TNT2 pro 32MB in an HP pavilion 800mhz PIII
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got this Radeon 7000 64MB when i built my 1st PC. 1st PC i owned myself and also the 1st i built. had an Athlon 1700+, Asus A7N8X, and 512MB RAM. was a fucking beast and a half...spent over 1.5 grand on it in 2001/2002 when all was said and done.
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Sapphire Radeon 9500 Pro 128 w/ Zalman heatpipe cooler and 9700Pro softmod
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but looked more like
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replaced with a real 9700 Pro a year later, which i then softmodded into a 9800Pro...
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...which was then replaced with a real Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro that i flashed to an XT. god damn ATI fucking rocked...
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then made the jump to a PCI-E system with an A64 3200+ so got the Sapphire x700 Pro which was really a 9800 XT modded to PCI-E and doubled the memory
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upgraded to a refurbed Sapphire x1800XT 256 from newegg after the x1900 came out and prices plummeted
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this lasted all through my WoW days playing classic WoW @ 1600x1200, max quality and no major slowdowns.




when i upgraded to my current Intel Core2Quad Q6700 i got an evga 8800GT like the week they were released to power a new Samsung 22" 226bw C LCD. this card sent shockwaves through the gfx card market and is unchanged from the 9800GT today.
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ran hot compared to previous generations of cards so i got a little freaked out and reseated it with ASC and tweaked the fan speed ratios and dropped temp by 15 C. later i understood that these high temps in modern cards really aren't bad since these GPUs are designed to use more voltage and run hotter. w/e




replaced the Sammy 226bw with a 32" Samsung LN32A550 1080p HDTV and needed a little better card to max out quality @ 1920x1080 so picked up an evga 9800GTX on the cheap
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GTX260 came out and i stepped up for like $100. ended up over-paying and realized step-up programs might not always be worth it, but the card ended up being extremely solid
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GTX260 192 65nm




aaaaaaaand finally found a HOT deal on a Diamond Radeon HD4870x2 OC and bit
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Postby Tanis Half Elf » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:39 am

Wow jif, you really stay up to date on your cards...

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Postby bluetenken » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:42 pm

Fuck the pictures, i remember having a GeforceTi 4 on my first build. Can't remember exactly which one..Then i got a BFG GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, then a EVGA 6800 GT then EVGA dual GeForce 8800 ultras and now dual EVGA GTX 280 SSC.

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Postby Jif » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:48 pm

Tanis Half Elf wrote:Wow jif, you really stay up to date on your cards...


if you time buying and selling right you can stay just behind the curve without spending hardly anything.

plus no GF = all my extra money goes to savings, beer, and my PC

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Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:00 pm

Jif wrote:plus no GF = all my extra money goes to savings, beer, and my PC

This is what the smart people do.
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