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XanderF
07-23-05, 12:49 AM
Specificially, an nVidia card. Using a BFG 6600GT OC right now, which isn't bad, but I'd like to bump up in performance since I'm building a new system (Shuttle POS motherboards screwing up the 12v line).

Anyway, kinda at a loss as to which 6800s, GTs, or Ultras, or (?maybe?) 7800GTXs have LEDs on them.

Or, at the very least, not a blasť green PCB. In fact, even a decent HSF on a light blue PCB or something would be fine. Ugly green = no, though.

What options are out there? By the Newegg pics (which are notoriously inaccurate...not really their fault, as manufacturers seem to change HSFs across all model cards with the seasons...STILL....) it doesn't seem like there are that many options.

And NO 7800s (again, by the Newegg pics) with anything but the stock HSFs and reference green PCBs.

jAkUp
07-23-05, 12:59 AM
Gigabyte very frequently has cards that have blue LED's... my girly has a 9600xt that lights up blue :D Pretty cool looking, not the greatest for gaming though.. heh

photophreak314
07-23-05, 01:12 AM
Chaintech 6800GT has Blue LED's.

XanderF
07-23-05, 01:52 AM
Chaintech 6800GT has Blue LED's.
Holy crap that's an expensive card!

Best price Pricewatch could find on it was $458! *Yikes*!

jAkUp
07-23-05, 01:54 AM
Lights are expensive ;)

crainger
07-23-05, 02:07 AM
Lights are expensive ;)

and makes them go faster

watever
07-23-05, 02:10 AM
BFG 6800 gt has a blue pcb and blue LEDs on the fans.

j0j081
07-23-05, 03:05 AM
BFG 6800 gt has a blue pcb and blue LEDs on the fans.
yeah it used to look pretty nice before i upgraded the cooling.

msxyz
07-23-05, 03:06 AM
Asus has some fancy custom coolers with blue LEDs on their 6800 line

rohit
07-23-05, 02:23 PM
Here you go:
1] ASUS 6800GE
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/3641/asus6800gelight25kv.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=asus6800gelight25kv.jpg)
2]BFG 6800GT OC
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/698/bfgtech6800gtreleasemodel1rev1.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bfgtech6800gtreleasemodel1rev1.jpg)
3] Gainward 6800GT
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4084/gainward6800gtgslit27dl.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gainward6800gtgslit27dl.jpg)
4]Gigabyte 6800GT Heatpipe (not great HSF.)
http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/5608/gigabyte6800gtheatpipedworking.th.jpg (http://img328.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gigabyte6800gtheatpipedworking.jpg)

There are some 6600gts too. BFG for example.

XanderF
07-24-05, 01:04 AM
Here you go:
1] ASUS 6800GE
2]BFG 6800GT OC
3] Gainward 6800GT
4]Gigabyte 6800GT Heatpipe (not great HSF.)

There are some 6600gts too. BFG for example.

Some nice looking cards - especially like the Asus.

However, those are all AGP cards. I suppose I should have clarified that.

Only have a PCI-E slot. So....

rohit
07-24-05, 11:14 AM
I think they all are available in PCI-e too.
just check the sites.

Ruined
07-24-05, 11:50 AM
Some nice looking cards - especially like the Asus.

However, those are all AGP cards. I suppose I should have clarified that.

Only have a PCI-E slot. So....

Due to the heat generation of SLI, I believe Nvidia made the cooling requirements much stricter on PCI-E 6800GT/6800U cards, hence we don't see as many custom coolers.

rohit
07-24-05, 12:57 PM
BFG 6800OC custom cooling soln with blue LED's
http://www.bfgtech.com/6800_256MB_PCIX.html

XanderF
07-24-05, 01:16 PM
BFG 6800OC custom cooling soln with blue LED's
http://www.bfgtech.com/6800_256MB_PCIX.html

Not a bad looking card.

Unfortunately, like nearly ALL 6800 PCI-E 256mb cards, the memory clock is a LOT lower than the 'standard' 6800 clocks. At only 600mhz, a 256-bit bus is only the equal of 1200mhz on a 128-bit bus...like the 6600GT. And a 12-pipe core at 350mhz manages the same performance as an 8-pipe core at 525mhz.

I have a BFG 6600GT that comes STOCK with a 525mhz core and 1.05ghz ram. IE., the card I have right now is already 'out of the box' almost exactly as fast as that one. And, of course, being .11u instead of .13u, it will consume less power and generate less heat for the same amount of performance.
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Honestly, I'm thinking I should rephrase my request.

It's not necessarily LEDs *precisely* I'm looking for - just non-reference designs. Specifically, PCB colors other than puke green. And a better looking cooler than the reference mermaid HSF.