The things we do for love...
Okay, so this 1070 comes in about $120 USD above the $379 MSRP Nvidia set for 1070s, so why get it when other, cheaper solutions are available? Well, when one disregards overclocking potential (which the HOF 1070 has in spades) , which is hardly unique for non-reference GPU boards and coolers, what's so special about it?
The answer? Just look at it. It's silver and white. Sure, Asus offers the 1070 DUAL in white, and GALAX itself has the EX-OC SNPR in white as well, but let's face (purely subjective) facts. Neither of those cards look half as fresh as this. In fact, the HOF line makes pretty much every card look like hot garbage as far as aesthetics are concerned. If you're building a silver or white-themed build, you NEED one of these, doubly so if you're planning on including RGB lighting in your build. Either the HOF 1080 or 1070, but not the 1060; if you're in the market for a 1060 you probably aren't to the point where you can justify paying the premium for specifically-colored parts.
-A beautiful card, nearly peerless among air-cooled solutions
-Matches perfectly with both silver and/or white motherboards e.g. MSI's Titanium Gaming line or Asus' Sabertooth Z170 S
-Looks even better lit in RGB, and the "Hall Of Fame" placards also contain RGB LEDs
-Pascal. Sweet Jesus, Pascal.
-It's huge and heavy, so much so that it includes a telescoping peg-leg to prevent sagging. It's nice that it's there, but holy crap!
-It's way waaaaaay above the MSRP. If you're not building a silver, white, or tuxedo-themed PC, there are much better ways to piss away up to $120.
Buy it if you're building a white computer or heavily featuring RGB lighting in your build. Avoid like the plague if you have a windowless case.
Reviewed by: LimitlessHate from Prairieville, LA.