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    geforce3 with no fans!!!?????

    www.dabs.com/value have a geforce3 (no name....are the producing it themselves?) for 260, thats 50 cheaper than the cheapest named card i have found....
    now the web site has no pics....but, i have a copy of PC World magazine in which they advertise, and they have a picture of the card.....but it has NO FANS NOR HEATSINKS on the CPU nor MEMORY!!!!! is this safe?
    could it be an underclocked card?
    i have seen a couple of manufacturers not using heatsinks on the memory, but this has neither core nor memory HSF!!!!!

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    It is probably a picture of a GeForce2MX used for reference.

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    might be the card stripped down to show off the 'engine'

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    When advertised, the Voodoo3 was also showb without a heatsink, but they all had one.......more or less well performing.

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    263 is the cheapest I've seen for a new GF3, but not by 50! dabs themselves have a Creative card for 282, Watford Electronics have a Leadtek card for 264 and a 3D Morpheus Power for 276. I don't know what the individual specs are, your main concern is probably RAM speed and this will be hard to find out. For the extra 2 I'd play it safe and get the Leadtek card if funds are tight, I seem to remember it reviewed pretty well too. If money is really an issue though, maybe you should wait for a Ti 200 card when they come out, dabs have a Creative one listed at 173 but no ETA.

    I'm sure others can find even better deals, I just wanted to let you know that the dabs own price wasn't too hot after all (or maybe it is if it really doesn't have any heatsinks ).

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    It could be the GeForce3 Ti 200. It should be a bit cheaper than that, but with its lower clock rate a simple heatsink is all most use. I think this card would be a good overclocker. Just add a fan and some ram sinks and clock away. You should be able to get near the regular GeForce3 clock/memory speeds for much cheaper.

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    thanks for the replies....especially the cheap quotes for named cards....
    it's not just the lack of fans that is wierd on the picture of this card, but no heatsinks either....

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    I agree with the consensus in this thread that it is just a tech shot showing it "naked". As the Asus GF3 I've got would run over 54C with the standard Heatsink fan unit, (under gaming loads), then I think GPU meltdown would occur without a heatsink and major instabilities with a heatsink but no fan.

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