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What to do with an extra 7750?

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I was upgrading my graphics card from a 770 to a 780, so I sold my 770 to a buddy of mine who had a 7750. After he got the 770 he was very happy and agreed to sell me his 7750 for 34 bucks. I bought it and brought it home today, my 780 is going to arrive in a week or 2 so I am going to use it until then. But after the 780 arrives I was wondering if anybody had any good ideas of what I should do with it? I was thinking of flashing the bios and putting 20 volts in the thing and watching the sparks.




This is the card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

It is about 2 months old.

All Input appreciated
Thanks.
post #2 of 8
Why not just keep it as a backup card? It's always useful to actually have a graphics card in case you have to RMA your 780 or something like that... just leave it in your closet or something.
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

Why not just keep it as a backup card? It's always useful to actually have a graphics card in case you have to RMA your 780 or something like that... just leave it in your closet or something.


Yeah, I guess that works, Thanks.
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I am of the belief that you should keep a set of hardware around just for troubleshooting. You think your 780 isn't working...so you pop in your 7770 to find the same issue. Now you know it isn't the card.

I can always build at least one whole PC just from parts laying around.

but if that doesn't interest you...sell it on ebay or something. Maybe even have a give away on OCN. Don't destroy it for fun. There are people that would get an upgrade from getting that card.
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you could also use it to add a second monitor to your rig thats not for gaming say you want to play a game an read a forum or look at cheats at the same time smile.gif
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you could also use it to add a second monitor to your rig thats not for gaming say you want to play a game an read a forum or look at cheats at the same time smile.gif

With just the 780 in the system they could run three monitors.

With my old 580 I have to run a second card to run more than two monitors...which is why the 520 is in my sig rig, but every card made in the last ten years can run two monitors.
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put it on the family pc, so you have a spare gaming rig when friends come over or something
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With just the 780 in the system they could run three monitors.

With my old 580 I have to run a second card to run more than two monitors...which is why the 520 is in my sig rig, but every card made in the last ten years can run two monitors.

true but you take a little bit of a performance hit when running 2 on one card
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