KFA2 GTX980 HOF Hall Of Fame Edition Review

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We don't know if the HOF is going to be bundled with Watch_Dogs, but the box art certainly reminds us of that title. Either that or it's going to club us over the back of the head down an alley somewhere.

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It doesn't feel like two minutes ago that we were mentioning the incredible job that ASUS had done on the Sabertooth Sabranco, getting a white PCB that didn't fade or yellow. If that smoked your kippers then you'll be delighted that KFA2 has gone the same route with the HOF. It's not just a white cooler, but a white PCB too. Quite why they went to the extraordinary effort of making the PCB a non-yellowing white and then covered it up with a silver backplate is beyond us. Seems such a waste.

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The huge "Hall Of Fame" logo on the side of the KFA2 GTX980 makes us smile every time we see it. The audacity of it has to be admired. Why plaster your company name on the side when you can point at the exact place in the pantheon of great cards that you're aiming.

It has to be said, it looks the business. Even if we weren't fans of white hardware we'd be impressed such is the attention to detail. The cooler looks awesome, the light glows in a single hue without being dazzling, and the PCB is white. In looks terms this is HOF-worthy. Does the performance live up?

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24-03-2015, 08:44:29

King of Old Old School
Great review TTL, I agree with you about the White backplate Quote

24-03-2015, 13:34:21

AlienALX
Tis a very high end decked out card with a price tag to match. Gorgeous, but for a memory bus like that the price is downright silly.

Still, if it sells it sells I guess.

Thanks for the review Tom. Not watched it yet I'll be honest and probably won't given it has nothing to offer me but thanks for the time.Quote

24-03-2015, 14:23:34

The_Governour
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!Quote

24-03-2015, 14:37:23

TPC
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Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!
EKWB did themQuote

25-03-2015, 05:28:43

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!
EKWB have confirmed that they wont be making one this time round for the time being (since I have asked them)

However there is a company which im not familiar about that has created a block allbeit rather drab.
http://www.diamondcooling.co.uk/prod...nickel-acetal/Quote
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