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As it is, i replaced my 470 with a 580, and i put my 470 into my 580 box for later. somehow my old folks found it and they asked me what it is. They use my pc and they didn't see what's wrong with it and asked "Why replace it again and how much did this cost?"

Im like, "Oh, only $100 bucks, trust me!" knowing they would crap their pants over the idea of a brick that costs 5x that amount.

Ok, the 470's Vram was rearing its ugly head, besides it was somewhat loudish at 85% fan speed, so yea, i did replace it. But he does bring up a good point.

I didn't really need a 580, but hell, it feels good to have such a beast card. Same thing with getting that nice boat, car, whatever. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
     
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say it makes pacman and pong look 5x better
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I just send a shipment of technicisms packed with some benchmark results, and a brief but concise explanation of how the old one was degrading.

They go 'Aaah...' and quit asking for the rest of their lives. Has been working for nine years now.
   
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post #4 of 22
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yea well, how do you explain Fermi architecture and 448 cores vs 512 cores, overclocking, and ALL that crap to a mind where these concepts are utterly alien?
     
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I would compare it to a heart transplant situation - that should shut them up
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Tell then the computer was mission critical and the magic that makes them run was running out, so you went to the store and you bought a refill of magic, 580 magical gallons of computer juice.
     
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post #7 of 22
Tell them, "It's like taking a Viagra".
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Originally Posted by Psykhotic View Post
Tell them, "It's like taking a Viagra".
Your computer has what... Erect..er overclocking dysfunction or something?
     
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post #9 of 22
That is the secret!

The more technical you are, the less they'll ask.


You have to make them realise they won't understand otherwise, and that's your money in the end.
   
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post #10 of 22
It has 3 times as many transistors as the computer (CPU to us).
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