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Question: Trade a 2000 US Gibson SG for 2 XFX R9 290? Power to rock or game?

post #1 of 22
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I've owned the guitar since 2000. Don't play it much anymore. When I do play its usually my acoustic. How many of you would trade it for a set of xfx R9 290's. A guy wants to trade me. I lust for a new set of cards(currently 2x 7950's), but the guitar has a little sentimental value while it also cost around 900 when bought.

Was totally down but now I've had 3 people tell me not to do it. So basically I want a pole to help me decide.
post #2 of 22
I say go for it, especially if you really only play your acoustic, but only if it really isn't that sentimental to you. You obviously know what you want, and you really want the trade right now. A couple of years later, you may regret doing it though (as we all know how video cards update fast) as the value of the video cards may plummet, whereas the guitar stay about the same or even increase.

When I was younger, I once traded a violin for a box of Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game cards. At the time, seemed like an awesome trade - in retrospect, I do regret that trade (especially since it ended up being the most worthless set back in the day).
post #3 of 22
I would keep the guitar.
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post #4 of 22
It depends. Looks like a SG Special which go between 300-600 dollars, but expect closer to 300 mark. A 2014 SG Special goes for about 975.00.
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post #5 of 22
We can't make the decision for you. It's up to you to decide whether you would value a pair of graphics cards or a Gibson guitar. Weigh your options and make a decision based on what you want, not the general consensus of a PC hardware forum (there's a obvious bias).
post #6 of 22
Personally If I was you I'd keep the guitar hands down. A well kept guitar is going to last a long time, whereas these cards will be essentially paper weights in a few years.
post #7 of 22
if it was asus or gigy cards i would say its up to you but xfx, nope, keep the guitar
post #8 of 22
keep the guitar.
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post #9 of 22
Don't trade for something that will lose it's value in a year. Your guitar is 14 years old. Keep it. you only need one 290 to start, add a second one later.
post #10 of 22
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Probably going to keep the guitar. My son may enjoy it when he gets old enough. I've had it for a good while and like others said, the cards won't be worth much in a few years. Besides, my 7950's in crossfire still preform decently. Haven't had a problem playing any games at an enjoyable framerate yet..
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