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I need to RMA a Sapphire 7970 3gb. I have no onboard graphics. What should I do? Buy a cheap graphics card ($50) for the time being or another 7970 and crossfire when I get the other one back? Should I buy a mid level ($150) graphics in case this happens again? I am not sure I want (or need) to spend another $400 to crossfire. I am running an Auria 2560 x 1440 monitor.
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Pick up a very cheap one on eBay, Maybe something very,very old. I mean something that can barely run W7. These can be had for <$10
     
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Buy a GeForce 210, 8400 GS or something similar. It's always handy to have a graphics card you can use in situations like this.
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Buy a 20 dollar gpu. RMA yer card asap. Sapphire is sending back original 7970 oc's out for replacements. Those are the much sought after pcb's, unlike the crap they are sending out new.
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I do have the 3GB OC w/Boost version.
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RULE #1 Always keep a spare card around.
I still have my 8800gts just for that reason.
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I do have the 3GB OC w/Boost version.


Oh sorry man. Gah I hate boost cards.
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I have a spare GT 520 1GB with a Poverty 64bit memory bus that I bought for like $40 new at a retail outlet here where I live. -I had no access to the internet at the time or eBay and I it was the cheapest card I could find at the moment. (My PC was video cardless as well.)

If im not mistaken these cards can be found for a measly $25 on eBay brand new. But tbh any sub $20 low profile/fanless gpu would be more than enough just for basic windows/internet use.
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Oh sorry man. Gah I hate boost cards.

I'm curious as to why, could you elaborate?
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