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post #11 of 20
I don't own the latest hardware.So The people who upgrade have people like me to buy their "old" gpu's.There are plenty of buyers for older but not outdated hardware.
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post #12 of 20
I always sell my previous hardware online to subsidize my new purchases. I usually use kijiji here in Canada as craig's list is just plagued with scammers.
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
1.Acquire reputation on OCN.
2.Sell them.
3.???
4.PROFIT!!!
Edited? Horrible joke but I couldn't help myself... >_<"
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post #14 of 20
I will likely sell both of my reference 6950's here on OCN and buy 2 7970s after they are released.
post #15 of 20
Mine either get sold on ebay, trickle down to other machines or trickle down to friends/family. Mostly these days they trickle down.
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post #16 of 20
i bought a used i5 750 for $150 about 7 months ago then sold it after 2 months for $165 to get an i5 2500k for $180


i changed video card many times recently from $120 galaxy GTX 460 768mb then i sold it because i need money then bought my self a used 2x HD 4850 in crossfire for $100 but unfortunately they are incredibly hot because they are non reference and one of the card died


then i spotted an HD 4870 x2 for $100 then i used it for 2 months and sold it for $150


i now use an unlocked GTX 465 to a GTX 470 which i got for $99



i would sell it as soon as a used GTX 580 drops to $300 or if the GTX 6XX has a must have feature


same goes to my processor



you just have to be incredibly patient, clever and lucky to when to let go and pull the trigger
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post #17 of 20
I hand them down to my family & relatives.

Grandma has the Sapphire ATI 3870, only used to view home photos and email.

Uncle has the Sapphire ATI 4870, only used to stream, home photos and email.

Dad has the Sapphire ATI 5870, only used to stream, home photos and email.

As for the MSI TFII AMD 6870 Crossfire set up I had:

Cousin in law has one of the 6870's for light gaming, streaming, home photos and well I'm pretty sure XXX stuff.

Other MSI TFII AMD 6870 I returned within 30 days of purchasing, so I could go with Nvidia 3D vision gaming and watch 3D blu-ray movies.

The current 580 most likely, but not positive, will go to the second rig I'm building for my kids so I can get them off my computer by February and I will get a GTX 680. I may get them a mid-level card and SLI my 580 as another option.

Let's just say my family & relatives all come to me for all of their computer problems and questions. I'm the family token geek now.
     
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post #18 of 20
I'll usually keep at least one generation of GPU each time it's decommissioned. I do this so I'll have something to fall back on if my new GPU dies.
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post #19 of 20
My 5770's going into my old pc which will now be a good test machine to diagnose stuff if I ever have any problems with PSU, Graphics card or hard drives (not CPU or memory though as the old pc is a 775 mobo with a core 2 duo). It will also be a backup if I ever need to RMA the new card I buy.
Edited by smaudioz - 10/3/11 at 4:37am
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post #20 of 20
I'll either sell it when the 7k series comes out or buy 2 more if the price is right on the 6950s
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