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Say you have a 570 SLI and then the 600 series come out. Do people actually sell both of their 570s and then take a single card that's weaker than a 570 SLI with the intentions of SLI'ing that later? Where do people sell their cards?
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Say you have a 570 SLI and then the 600 series come out. Do people actually sell both of their 570s and then take a single card that's weaker than a 570 SLI with the intentions of SLI'ing that later? Where do people sell their cards?
They can if they want, it is their choice. They usualy sell them on ebay, craigslist, or most likely the ocn marketplace. I sold mine that way before.
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I use my cards till they are obsolete (and then sold or given away depending on age) for the games I want to play or until the magic smoke comes out of them and they go to the big parts bin in the sky.
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Usually if you play @ 1080p GTX670 will be as fast or only 10-15% slower. Most people will get a GTX680 or 2 x GTX670s. I moved for 2 x HD 4870s 1GB to HD 5850. HD 5850 was slower at stock but OCed was faster.
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post #5 of 20
My cards don't even usually stay the same for a year. I buy and sell regularly just to try new flavors, I've been pretty successful at buying cheap and selling at a decent price so my wallet doesn't take a big hit.
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Acquire reputation on OCN.

Sell them.
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I usually off load my old hardware a week to a month before a new product gets released and use a backup in the mean time.

Next round I am going AMD so I will sell one of my 470's and use the other for physx.
    
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Stick them in my dresser or find people who needs a upgrade.
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Never ran into the problem - all 3 of my rigs are still here

I did just give away my first 'gaming' rig, but it was so bad I probably couldnt have sold it: It had a pentium 4 @ 3.6ghz, 2gb ram, 2x 7800GTX SLi. It worked... but its so out of date now, who would pay for that hardware.
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post #10 of 20
Ill use mine until i break it.

I currently have a GTS450 because my funds go to school.

Heres my past hierarchy of cards and where i eventually killed them because they sucked too much.

945mhz 3870
1400mhz 4830
1100mhz 5770 < okay this one was just for fun as my GTS450 is about equal.

I do have some benches and validations floating around with higher end cards, but i dont need that kind of power to play games.

I like to play games, that doesn't necessarily mean i need to spend $700 to max out the settings. My irl-peen is far bigger than my e-peen.

In short, i lay my cards to rest with voltage. That 4830 was AWESOME.
Edited by Xinoxide - 10/2/11 at 7:26pm
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