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EVGA, BFG, XFX, PNY, MSI, etc. Where can I buy a plain Nividia card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 16, 2008 9:07:53 PM

I don't really care for any special warranties, features, software or stuff like that, I just want a plain old vanilla GTX 280 like this one:

Nvidia's own website has proven rather useless, so where can I go about getting one?
a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2008 9:17:02 PM

NVIDIA doesn't make any cards, they design them, then refrence out the design for others to mass produce.

In short, you can't get a "plain" card. Get the one for the best price if you don't want extra bells and whistles.
November 16, 2008 9:19:15 PM

Nvidia only makes the GPUs, you have to buy the card from a separate vendor.
November 16, 2008 9:21:19 PM

well that's fairly stupid and defeats the purpose of designing and showing that case on their website.
November 16, 2008 9:24:41 PM

How do you figure? Nvidia designs the reference coolers. The manufacturer slaps a sticker on the coolers and thats that.

If you want an "OEM" video card youre gonna have to get a Dell. The ones in their systems are usualy unbranded. I dont see whats the big deal anyways, everybody else has been "dealing" with this for over 10 years.
a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2008 9:29:30 PM

November 16, 2008 9:30:38 PM

I never said it was a big deal, I merely wanted that card instead of one decorated with pictures and packaged with extras that I don't want.

I now now that isn't a choice.
November 16, 2008 9:34:54 PM

Don't be a little emo-whiner. The performance of the card is the same if it's all black or covered in rainbows.
November 16, 2008 9:35:27 PM

Buy a card and then peel off the stickers. If they are on the cooler then replace the cooler. Paint over them....put your own stickers on one will see it anyway it will be inside your case.
November 17, 2008 12:00:04 AM

are you trying to de-rail your'e own thread? no one, and i mean NO ONE, wants to see pictures of someone mutilating themselves. this is a computer forum. anyway caamsa gave a pretty good explanation of what to do. just peel the stickers off or something. plus, youre never gonna look at it unless something needs to be fixed
November 17, 2008 12:04:49 AM

Thanks for proving that you didn't read the thread.
November 17, 2008 12:10:00 AM

squatchman said:
Don't be a little emo-whiner. The performance of the card is the same if it's all black or covered in rainbows.

Umm seriously...stop whining!

Don't be a little Girly-man!

-The Governator

BTw sounds like another "concrum" on our hands...
November 17, 2008 12:36:18 AM

concrum was a fanboy, im pretty sure he was kicked from the forums, but he sure made a name for himself
November 17, 2008 2:22:58 AM

vanilla GTX 280 said:
I'm not emo, this is emo

I asked if I could get something, was told I can't, and I accept that. There was no need for you to throw a hissy fit.

PS: I advise not looking at the entire page of the emo girl.

that link is **** gross. i'm going to throw up. *literally*
November 17, 2008 2:24:43 AM

Exactly, the girl in that link is emo, I am far from it.
November 17, 2008 2:32:24 AM

Don't feed the trolls.
November 17, 2008 3:03:35 AM

evilshuriken said:
Don't feed the trolls.

I completely forgot, we might need some heavy duty aerosol for this...