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PNY GF6800 - what a joke

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November 30, 2004 4:27:37 PM

I bought a PNY GF6800 from CompUSA because it was on sale; not really trusting PNY but thinking it couldn't be too bad. (http://www.pny.com/products/verto/performance/6800.asp) This board turns out to be a joke.

First glance at the board when I opened the box was nice and surprising, a fan and a big black heatsink covering most of the area in the front including memory chips, and a small heatsink attacked to the back of the gpu chip at the other side of the board.

Closer investigation found out that black “heatsink” was plastic. Yes, Plastic! The small “heatsink” looking thing at the back side of the board turned out to be a piece of plastic suspended about 1 or 2 mm from the board. What the heck was PNY thinking, using plastic to basically cover the whole board? To ensure the board never loss it’s heat? To keep the gpu and memory chips warm and closey in the winter??

Now, if PNY had to cut cost to make their video cards more affordable, that’s totally understandable. Maybe they could use a smaller heatsink, use cheaper fan, use lower quality memory (which I was sure they already did), I would understand; this card was about $50 cheaper than other cards after rebate. But using a big A** piece of plastic (!!) covering the small A** real heatsink and memory chips was really retarded to me.


Hard decisions: Intel or AMD, nVidia or ATI, Windows or Linux, Neverwinter Nights or Counter-Strike, computer or woman.

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November 30, 2004 4:54:33 PM

This is the motherboard forum you small brainned person!

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November 30, 2004 4:58:15 PM

ease up, he's doing the best he can, cant you see he bought a PNY card, surprized he is even able to post.

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November 30, 2004 5:14:17 PM

He also posted the same exact thing in the graphic forum.

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November 30, 2004 5:16:53 PM

*BASTAGE!*

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November 30, 2004 5:54:07 PM

Tried to delete right after I posted...

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December 1, 2004 4:18:42 PM

Now had you read the Graphics Card Buyer's Guide/FAQ in the Graphics Card forum you never would have made such a purchase. It was none too kind to PNY.

PS I was nearly wooed by the same bargain at my local CompUSA, but Toms Hardware saved me. Thank you, Tom's Hardware...
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