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BrianG
08-26-05, 01:04 PM
http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=2&l2=6&l3=0&model=590&modelmenu=1

This is the first of the "custom" 7800 series PCB's sporting a blue color scheme with Blue LED fan. I believe ZZF has these in stock, but I would call to verify it is the Blue LED version.

SH64
08-26-05, 07:55 PM
Gotta love having 2 of these in your case :cool:

ChrisRay
08-26-05, 08:39 PM
Does look pretty nice.,

BrianG
08-26-05, 10:08 PM
Yeah, my blue lighting theme with black mobo and memory, fuhgeddaboutit. It would look purdy.

keith33
08-27-05, 08:30 PM
Isn't that a 6800 Ultra cooler with LEDs? Wow, Asus is doing some nasty crossbreeding in their labs.

subbo
08-27-05, 09:49 PM
Clear plastic fans have a greater risk of splintering near the center due to being harder than normal pvc. They might look cool but for how long. And I would want my brand spanking 7800GT looking like a previous gen part.

OWA
08-27-05, 10:05 PM
I love the blue theme. :)

BrianG
08-28-05, 07:56 AM
Isn't that a 6800 Ultra cooler with LEDs? Wow, Asus is doing some nasty crossbreeding in their labs.
It looks to be a single slot cooler, so I don't think it is the Ultra cooler. It does appear to be similar to the GT cooler.

BrianG
08-28-05, 07:57 AM
Clear plastic fans have a greater risk of splintering near the center due to being harder than normal pvc. They might look cool but for how long. And I would want my brand spanking 7800GT looking like a previous gen part.
For how long? I would have to guess longer than the life cycle fo the card. I have not seen rampant clear fan failers online anywhere. I am intrigued by your concern, got any links?

subbo
08-28-05, 01:29 PM
Not other than back in the day me and my friends bought four Asus Ti4200 (V8420) that had a clear plastic fan, two of those have now cracked and one card fried itself. From the rest I've removed the little fan and strapped a normal 80mm fan onto the the bottom.

The Ti4200 now vintage but I wouldnt say beyond its life cycle, plus the fried card died only about 18months into its life.

Could be just very poor engineering, but that doesnt remove the fact that clear plastics are harder and more fragile than normal industrial quality pvc. From what I gathered the magnetic ring inside the ridiculously thin plastic fan expanded and contracted and finally split the thing in half, detaching it from the little axle glued to the center.