• entries
    422
  • comments
    1540
  • views
    488815

8800

Sign in to follow this  
jollyjeffers

166 views

I bought one of these for GBP262.01:



Wonder if my 420w PSU will explode on contact - looks like another GBP60 to get a decent PSU over 500w [headshake]

Figured I might as well have one on hand for as soon as Nvidia get their ass in gear and release some drivers. Hopefully I'll be content-complete on the book within a week or two which just leaves lots and lots and lots of programming [oh]
Sign in to follow this  


6 Comments


Recommended Comments

What is it with the video card boxes always having poorly-rendered raytraced women on them?

I mean, sure, sex sells (and I have no problem with it), but how often do you actually see videocards on store shelves? All the videocards I see on shelves are the Best Buy plastic box variety. All the other videocards I buy are in the back of the store and the guy at the desk runs to fetch them for me, or I order them online.

Seems like a waste of an art budget to make a pretty (and mis-representative) box that nobody is going to see.

Share this comment


Link to comment
As for my usual attempt at humor...

That card looks like a major cause of global warming.

The desert background on the box is our world after everyone starts using this card. The women is there to distract you from the truth.

Share this comment


Link to comment
[lol]

Quote:
Original post by noaktree
That card looks like a major cause of global warming.
Well if this thing requires a 500w PSU to run then it probably is a cause of global warming!! Maybe they'll start including carbon emissions alongside benchmarks? "4,000,000 3DMark points and only 3 glaciers melted"

Quote:
Original post by noaktree
The desert background on the box is our world after everyone starts using this card. The women is there to distract you from the truth.
"They" will hear about this and then you'll disappear in a strange and unexplained "accident" in the near future... [oh]

Share this comment


Link to comment
Quote:
Original post by Ravuya
What is it with the video card boxes always having poorly-rendered raytraced women on them?

I mean, sure, sex sells (and I have no problem with it), but how often do you actually see videocards on store shelves? All the videocards I see on shelves are the Best Buy plastic box variety. All the other videocards I buy are in the back of the store and the guy at the desk runs to fetch them for me, or I order them online.

Seems like a waste of an art budget to make a pretty (and mis-representative) box that nobody is going to see.


Well, here in Egypt, store shelves are shock-full of video cards and video card boxes. Empty video card boxes, even. That said, I find it retarded that they think I'm going to buy a card because some scantly-clad CGI rendered bizatch is on the cover. Because, you know, people usually don't buy video cards for their dicks...[grin]

Share this comment


Link to comment
Quote:
That said, I find it retarded that they think I'm going to buy a card because some scantly-clad CGI rendered bizatch is on the cover. Because, you know, people usually don't buy video cards for their dicks...
With 6 billion people on this planet someone must have... [lol]

Jack

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now