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2020/09/14 11:35:49 (permalink)
I'm in the market for a 3080 and i am a huge fan of EVGA but are these are some of the ugliest cards i have ever seen from you guys. there is absolutely nothing that strikes me as remotely close to ok looking. what were you guys thinking? lol
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 11:41:12 (permalink)
    Open opinions are always welcome in the forums but swearing/cursing isn't allowed so I have removed this from your post. Please do not repeat this behavior. 
     
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 
     
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 11:48:08 (permalink)
    Great thing about multiple manufacturers, you can pick and choose who to buy from. I for one really like the design.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 11:51:26 (permalink)
    I know EVGA sees all the negative criticism about the looks of their cards and always just says it's a vocal minority and only unhappy people post their opinions online. But really there would be a lot less negative criticism if they would pick a look and stick with it. They change it so drastically every generation so people are always going to be more upset than if they had an idea of what to expect. Add that in with the fact that EVGA historically had the most understated looks to their cards and now seemingly have gone completely the other way it's understandable people would reject such major changes. I wish EVGA would just go back to their old design philosophy (or so it seemed) of less is more.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 11:53:31 (permalink)
    Agree, 100%.
     
    This new look is pushing me to a FE card. That and the cooling solution on my 1080Ti seems almost identical to what they are slapping on the 3080. Doesn't seem like the AIB's are adding much to design any more.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 11:56:17 (permalink)
    Even if the visual aspect doesn't appeal to you, the build quality of EVGA, from my experience, is always top-notch. @edengonzalez86 is right, you can definitely pick other manufacturers, but are they as reliable as EVGA? I have personally had no problems with EVGA products, and friends that have experienced some issues were saved by EVGA's warranty, and that is why I always recommend them to others.
     
    Based on the concern for looks, unless your GPU is mounted vertically, it won't have a major visual impact on your system. If you're an RGB fan, you can still capitalize on RGB in other components. It still looks sleek enough to make a system look clean (assuming you've properly managed cabling).
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 12:00:07 (permalink)
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    Open opinions are always welcome in the forums but swearing/cursing isn't allowed so I have removed this from your post. Please do not repeat this behavior. 
     
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 
     
    When it comes down to it the card purchase decision is yours alone.  


     
    the 1080 is the last good looking card from EVGA, ever since then the cards have looked more and more like cheap plastic toys but the 3080 takes it to another level entirely. if you own a system that's worth 3k+ you wouldn't put this in it plain and simple and yes beauty is in the eye of the beholder but you have to be near blind to put up with this.
     
    the same can be said about any of the aftermarket 3000 series cards. all of them looks absolutely ugly but the least ugly of them is the Asus Strix.. i really am considering going for the FE, it looks sleak and professionally designed to cater to adults and not children.
     
     
    post edited by mercenar1e - 2020/09/14 12:05:32
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 12:19:09 (permalink)
    I think both PNY and Zotac offer better aesthetics than evga for 3080 cards

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 12:21:58 (permalink)
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    Open opinions are always welcome in the forums but swearing/cursing isn't allowed so I have removed this from your post. Please do not repeat this behavior. 
     
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 
     
    When it comes down to it the card purchase decision is yours alone.  

     
    the 1080 is the last good looking card from EVGA, ever since then the cards have looked more and more like cheap plastic toys but the 3080 takes it to another level entirely. if you own a system that's worth 3k+ you wouldn't put this in it plain and simple and yes beauty is in the eye of the beholder but you have to be near blind to put up with this.
     
    the same can be said about any of the aftermarket 3000 series cards. all of them looks absolutely ugly but the least ugly of them is the Asus Strix.. i really am considering going for the FE, it looks sleak and professionally designed to cater to adults and not children.

    Sounds like less competition to buy on release day. Toodaloo!


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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 12:41:53 (permalink)
    True, most of the EVGA 10xx series cards were the best professional, industrial looking cards made..really nice.
     I also think these new NVIDIA FE cards are very well made & look solid professional...
     
    Most all aftermarket manufacturers 30xx series cards are not all that good looking... The EVGA FTW3 would be my closest pick.,. ( if you could remove that red trim piece at the end )

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 13:12:27 (permalink)
    I really don't care what it looks like as long as it performs right out of the box. I plan on getting the 3090 FTW3 Hydro Copper water block for my current setup below and a 3080 for my Z490 setup. I am giving my 1 2080Ti's to my sisters son and the other one of course to my sister.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 15:54:55 (permalink)
    Personally I think EVGA's are the better looking AIB cards this series, I mean look at Gigabyte's, probably the most hideous one of all.
     
    Now the Fe this series are some of the best looking cards I've seen, just not sure I would want to deal with Nvidia if any issues arise.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 16:27:08 (permalink)
    They look pretty good to me. I don't understand why people care so much about how a card looks. If there was a card that's 300% faster than a 2080 Ti but looked like crap, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
     
    Do you care how your heart and lungs look from the inside or do you just want them to work well? I never bother looking at my PC while gaming. It's underneath my desk. All this fancy RGB is just pointless expenses. There's no one coming over to my house that I'm looking to impress with the aesthetics of my graphics card. Personally, I think the FE cards look kind of ugly.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 17:10:56 (permalink)
    I like the them.   If the look doesn't appeal to people, skip this generation or get a 2080.  

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 17:22:47 (permalink)
    Nobody is forcing you to buy any card. Your opinion is just that, other people like the designs. Go buy a card that you like, there are plenty to chose from. Personally I view them as passable since I prefer more neutral/customizable cards, but the red accents match my build.


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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 20:18:13 (permalink)
    idk bud EVGA has never had pretty cards, every single one has been ugly or jarring but they have been rly reliable
    they've always been kind of janky and... just odd idk
    It's always incredible to me how much people care about aesthetics when the only one who sees it is you, your now ex-girlfriend after seeing it, and reddit
     
    computers have always been function over form
     
     
     
    like for real i went and looked at them and tried to find brands i liked but i'm pretty sure i only like cards with water blocks on them, any blower design that isn't a rectangle is ugly
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 20:20:17 (permalink)
    Make sure to email eVGA so they can invite you to the next design meeting, Wouldn't want to release something that YOU specifically don't like!

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 20:29:08 (permalink)
    I want dvi-d ports back, please acquiesce to my desires.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/14 23:53:02 (permalink)
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    I want dvi-d ports back, please acquiesce to my desires.


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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 05:41:08 (permalink)
    It honestly looks like a 17 year old's first honda civic, it's a NOS sticker away.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 09:18:19 (permalink)
    Delirious
    I like the them.   If the look doesn't appeal to people, skip this generation or get a 2080.  



    Agreed. I also like them. And no is forcing anyone to buy EVGA, or the 3000 series.
    Personally I generally prefer EVGA's aesthetic to other vendors' aesthetics. I stick with EVGA for the warranty, Step Up, excellent customer service, higher quality, etc. Aesthetics comes last for me personally. 

    Not everyone is going to like any given aesthetic. And there are options such as hybrid kits, waterblocks, etc that can mitigate a dislike for the aesthetic. It could be maybe possible for EVGA to sell an alternate cooler design? Although that would likely not be cost efficient enough to sell at a viable price.

    As long as it can be compatible with any color scheme in a build it truly comes to preferences. I do like the red accents myself. Unfortunately they're objectively a mistake for the reason of compatibility with any color scheme. I don't go making highly emotional statements about it, because that's not very productive.

    It would be better to frame it as "I strongly dislike the look" rather than "ugliest thing ever" though. It comes across as more respectful and less hostile to frame it less "strongly." If people do want to convince them to change it a reframe of your approach would be advisable.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 15:12:52 (permalink)
    I have solved this elegantly.
     
    To each:


     
    its own:


    made space for an AIO
     
     
    post edited by Sixtus23 - 2020/09/15 15:17:29
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 18:58:03 (permalink)
    I think it looks amazing, literally every single one of the designs. I'm not just trying to disagree with you, I really like all of them. I'm going with the FTW3 3080 Ultra, and I'm hoping I can get it on launch day. I have the money in the bank ready to go.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 19:24:42 (permalink)
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 21:45:04 (permalink)
    Imagine the increased sales you could get if you had aesthetic design that appealed to most people.
     
    When people complain, it is because they care enough to share their feedback with you. Don't insult them by telling them to shop elsewhere.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 22:15:23 (permalink)
    What, you guys don't like the prolapse accent on the side of the cards?
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/15 22:47:09 (permalink)
    I put my card in, close the case without a window, and never look at it again.  Build quality, product support, and performance are king.
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/16 05:08:47 (permalink)
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    idk bud EVGA has never had pretty cards, every single one has been ugly or jarring but they have been rly reliable
    they've always been kind of janky and... just odd idk
    It's always incredible to me how much people care about aesthetics when the only one who sees it is you, your now ex-girlfriend after seeing it, and reddit
     
    computers have always been function over form
     
     
     
    like for real i went and looked at them and tried to find brands i liked but i'm pretty sure i only like cards with water blocks on them, any blower design that isn't a rectangle is ugly



    I don't know about you, but tons of people see my card. Lots of friends and family use my computer, or if I have a girl over and we are playing music from the PC from YouTube etc. (I have a 5.1 stereo rigged up with the PC.)

    Also, function over form, well yes, but since PC case modding started growing in the late 90's... visual aesthetics are not just a mute property. So... you're wrong.

    That said, I like all the EVGA cards, including this one. But red also works with my build, so I can see why it might be jarring for some people.

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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/16 20:33:12 (permalink)
    evga cards always have their own look, will evga make reference designs live nvidias? 
     
    surprised with all that rainbow led on the ftw (no flip-up screen? ha ha)
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    Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/16 20:43:34 (permalink)
    Under member and services at the top of the page you can use the complaints/suggestions link. While it's going to launch as it looks right  now it's pretty safe to say that a refresh of the line sometime this generation is likely to happen. By giving feedback you could find that if a Ti comes out or a Super it might look more like people want.

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