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Gfx Card art?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by malccy, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. malccy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 25, 2005

    Posts: 1,677

    hi
    have had the idea to do this for a while but apart from being unsure it was also quite difficult in finding the cards I was seeking reasonably priced.

    This is self indulgent as i'm framing and displaying my pc gaming history. The picture is of two ati 9800 pro's 128mb AGP goodness.

    Next it will be an 8800GT and 8800GTX.

    What do people think?

    Thanks

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Armageus

    Don

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

  3. koooowweeee

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 5,604

    Location: Manchester

    I went to a hospital in South Manchester a few weeks back. They have something similar on the walls of the corridors. Mainly motherboards from what I saw. Very old ones at that.

    The older boards don't look as fancy as the new ones.

    Also, I've seen somewhere a GPU wall. Might of been on this forum, I dunno
     
  4. SkeeterUK

    Capodecina

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    If it was maybe a voodoo card maybe but even then its weird. Guess it depends on the person that kinda stuff.
     
  5. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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  6. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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    I get you. As voodoo Was where it all started. Voodoo 2 was my first 'front end' card :D
     
  7. Brazo

    Mobster

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    I think to call it art you need to do something with it rather than simply frame an electronic device. It’s not like you can just stick something to a wall and call it art...

    ...unless it’s a banana of course!
     
  8. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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    It's modern art, can you not see it ? ;)
     
  9. Vince

    Man of Honour

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    Cant really say it looks bad, I have a delidded and normal epyc chip and some stripped down vega gpus sitting on my shelf.
     
  10. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 12, 2013

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    Location: Knowhere

    Get some old & broken GPU's that have themed shrouds, pull them apart & make a collage.
    It won't be an easy one to pull off though. Maybe some Ruby cards.
     
  11. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

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    If some one can call
    Tracey emins bed art then
    You can definitely call yours
    Art mate :D
     
  12. chroniclard

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    Quite like it. :)

    I think I have an old 8800 gtx in the shed, though it has an aftermarket cooler so probably won't fit your idea. :)
     
  13. malccy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 25, 2005

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    Maybe I used the term art wrongly but the 9800 Pro is a bit special to me; I did have a 2mb gfx card before with a 486sx x25 but the 9800 Pro I got back into gaming.

    I think they look cool anyways.
     
  14. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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    Location: Manchester

    Gone from poems to art ;)

    Only messing pal.

    I have dyslexia. (I could of spelt it 3 different ways)(Google to the rescue hahaha) mine isn't the same as yours. But it's also not the same as most people think. B's and D's mixed up or writing things backwards or what ever. Spectrum is massive. Well Welled for taking everything on the chin and if I'm honest people have said my posts are hard to read but over the years I've learnt to put dots and stupid squiggles in the right places over the years just to please the few.
     
  15. Mcnumpty2323

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    I don't mind in the least
    If people make fun of me if
    It's in a good humoured way I can
    Laugh at myself which is
    No bad thing
    Usher and dowie did the most
    Hilarious rap about my
    Spacing on another of my threads
    I highly recommend reading
    Those lol
    And some people yes do have a
    Vague understanding of
    What Dyslexia can cover but to
    Be fair it's same as a lot
    Of things in life if you haven't been
    Through something then you
    Can't fully grasp it
    If I help a few people or make a few
    Smile then it's all good
    To me it's a relatively minor issue
    I learned to cope with it
    In the way that works for me
    There are many people much worse
    Off than me in many ways
     
  16. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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    Going off topic so I'm more than happy for you to pm me.

    But.. I really struggle with spacing and sentencing but if I'm honest your post make it easy to read on my phone because I don't need to scroll left and right as much hahahaha.

    Me and my wife make a right pair. I can't spell for **** and she can't do maths. It works for us hahahaha
     
  17. Vince

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    Likewise the 9700 pro was my special card. I went through loads of them, volt modding, poking around with them and generally breaking them in the end. At one point I had about 4 9700's and a couple of 9500's none of them working :). Loved em! RV400 was special it was a step change back then that you rarely see now days.
     
  18. Mcnumpty2323

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    Yes will leave it on topic
    I just posted a dyslexic thread
    Please feel free to go
    There and chat
    Hopefully any one else with dyslexia will too
     
  19. koooowweeee

    Soldato

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    Not seen it before. But I'll defo check it out
     
  20. easyrider

    Caporegime

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    Never understood the emotional connection with Robot created mass produced PCB’s

    PC hardware are just tools...for a job...then then they go EOL....

    But whatever floats your own boat I guess... :)