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Poll Results: Do you save or sell your old graphics cards?

 
  • 59% (25)
    I recoup the costs and sell the card.
  • 40% (17)
    I like to surround myself with technology, I keep them.
42 Total Votes  
post #31 of 47
Gotta sell before they depreciate in value once newer models come out..

8600GT sold for an 8800GT, sold for a GTX 260 c216, sold for a GTX 470, sold for a 560ti.

That said, I still do have other various spare parts/cables laying around because they've depreciated to the point where they're not even worth shipping. It's nice to have spare junk to use in case something goes down.
post #32 of 47
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Engagement ring.. or another 7970... choices

7970
post #33 of 47
Mainly sell but I do still have my Voodoo 5 5500 smile.gif I regret selling my Voodoo 2 8MB many years ago.
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post #34 of 47
I gave them away to helpful folks on OCN. Whenever I upgrade next my 480s are slated for my brother's rig.
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post #35 of 47
Started HWbot.
KEEP EVERY CARD I HAVE.
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post #36 of 47
I use them for paper weights and door stops.
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post #37 of 47
I generally keep my gpus until they aren't worth anything so I just have them as backups.


I have a EVGA 8800 GTS 320 SC that I payed $320 for back in 06 and isn't worth $50 now so i'll keep it.

I also have a ECS 8800 GTS 512 that I payed $220 for thats not worth $50 so I'll keep it also.
post #38 of 47
Fx 5400, ran till it caught fire (so much win)

5770> trade plus a tad of cash for 6970>sold 6970

Bought 7970.

Thinking of trading the 7970 for a 6970+cash. Not sure if I really need it right now, plus as previous, engagement ring that costs more than my car killed me.
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post #39 of 47
Always sell to boost funds toward a new card.
 
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post #40 of 47
I sell what I don't use, however I do always keep one for backup on hand.
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