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[–] tomj300sr 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I am an amd fan.

But come on guys, find something else to whine about.

This sub looks good. Like really good.

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[–] buildzoid [S] 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

The only way you know that's Nvidia is if you know how most of their cards look like.

Let's say this is the first time you've gone to /v/pcmasterrace because you decided to get into pc gaming. You will associate the GPU in out banner with the peak of pc gaming because it's in the banner of one of the largest pc gaming communities. So then you go pick out a GPU for your next build and you'll be more inclined to buying the GPU with the cooler which is in our banner because we're one of the biggest pc gaming communities. Do you now see the problem.

It's like how apple became well known due to product placement in movies.

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[–] TDuffin 6 points 4 points (+10|-6) ago 

It'd be nice to show variety. That's what PC gaming is all about at the end of the day.

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[–] LordHumongus 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Maybe we should make PCMR a safe zone for people of all colors of cards.

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[–] Noble_Six 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Let's find something else to coil whine about. Hueh.

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[–] buildzoid [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

It does look really good. But if you're a new comer and see that cooler in our banner it will lead to you being more inclined to buying a GPU with that cooler because one of the biggest PC gaming communities has that cooler in their banner. Free advertising right there.

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[–] siglamide 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

It's not like the banner is a collage of various cards which are suspiciously only Nvidia cards. It's a simple, clear design, that doesn't even have a logo.

I love AMD but this seems really nitpicky.

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[–] buildzoid [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When your cooler design is this unique in it's styling it's basically a logo.

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[–] V-sync 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We chose that banner because it won, if you actually bothered reading the banner contest post that was stickied for a week you would know that. You had the chance to downvoat it or suggest a better one.
Edit: And I have a GTX 760, no mod got a free card for this, that would be unethical.
Edit 2: this is making me think we should have a banner competition every month or so. That would be pretty cool.

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[–] Karkrash66 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Wow Nvidia didn't even have to send you a top of the line card, are mods on sale or something? /s

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[–] LordHumongus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

One mod, please! - Zoidberg

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[–] Novius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Makes sense, I hated when the old PCMR refused to change the Gaben header. Mind you I wouldn't care about free cards so long as you raffled away >half of them and disclosed.

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[–] buildzoid [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The GTX 980Ti thing was a joke. But either way just be aware that you're giving Nvidia free advertising by putting their cooler in the banner.

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[–] V-sync 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I didn't even know that was an Nvidia card until someone pointed it out...

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[–] CombustibLemons 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I agree. We should have a Fury X in the banner too.

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[–] CombustibLemons 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

There's a reason I call my build with 3 Fury X's the Furry XXX build.

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[–] Saucy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think a GTX 690 + 295x2 banner would look absolutely amazing.

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[–] crashtestgenius 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No, a 690 is a pretty old card at this point, and the 295x2 was never really a good option (no dual GPU cards are, except in some SFF builds, but even then it's not great). A 980ti and a fury x would be the best combo.

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[–] Saucy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You have to admit the air coolers on both of them look sweet.

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[–] Atherel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't give a fuck about "team red vs. team green". I went with a Nvidia GPU because it gets recognized as a GPU at first glance and because the colors go well with the design of this subverse. The Radeon cards all look boring, they are just black rectangles with a fan. The Fury X even lacks the fan, that would just look awful as a banner. Just because it's a good GPU doesn't make it good looking.

You can watch Zooc's video about the design of the "join the glorious 60 fps revolution" t-shirt which also was an inspiration for the banner. He had similar reasons to go with a Nvidia GPU.

Maybe next time I'll be inspired by something else...

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[–] buildzoid [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I run an overclocking blog. I've made it a key point of mine to make sure that none of my banners feature brand names logos or iconic desings unless they are sponsoring me in which case I make the fact that their sponsoring me blindingly obvious. This is like putting only an apple laptop in the banner of community dedicated to all laptops.

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[–] fourthcoming 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think you're being comically picky. This community is not your blog I am glad that it is not bound to your personal feelings on website design.

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[–] ObeyTheFist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The branding isn't showing, there's nothing stopping AMD or one of their resellers from releasing a similar looking GPU. You'd have to be pretty familiar with the way most cards look to specifically pick it as an nVidia part.

Next you'll complain this discriminates against notebook gamers or something.

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[–] DokuSouSei 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's an Nvidia GPU? didn't even notice.

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