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Should I keep bidding on the videocard?

Poll Results: Should I keep bidding?

 
  • 0% (0)
    All the way until you win.
  • 25% (3)
    Yes but only up to 150-175
  • 75% (9)
    No, abandon it as a usable computer
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post #1 of 8
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I have 2 Precision M90s at home. One is working fine and great, the other though, it has a bad video card in it. Right now Im watching a 512MB videocard for it on ebay, current bid is $117.50. If I buy the card from Dell it will cost over $600. My question to you all is this, Should I keep bidding up to get this card or just keep that second M90 as a spare and parts machine?

---==Relevant Specs==---
CPU: 2GHz C2D
RAM: 2GB DDR2 (upgradable to 8)
Screen: 17" 1200p
Videocard: Dead 256MB Quadro FX1500
HD: 120GB SATA Drive
Edited by NameUnknown - 12/22/10 at 2:14pm
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post #2 of 8
you already have your sig rig (right?) + another working computer.

Save the money and invest it into future rigs/upgrades in my opinion...
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post #3 of 8
Sell the laptop for parts. To pay that much for a mobile GPU that came out 4 years ago seems a bit outragous.
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Forgot the screen size and resolution
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post #5 of 8
Given that you have your sig rig and a working M90, just keep the second laptop for parts...

IMO not worth it to drop ~$150 on such a (relatively) old system.
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post #6 of 8
yeah but youve gotta think ur bidding on keeping a pretty ok laptop going not just gettign gd gfx i mean what is a laptop worth to you? could you replace a laptop of that spec for the price of that gfx card?
    
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post #7 of 8
Nah, you can get a newer laptop with newer tech for relatively cheap. You could just part out the old one and recoup some cash.
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
Sell the laptop for parts. To pay that much for a mobile GPU that came out 4 years ago seems a bit outragous.
Agree entirely that its too expensive, but this ones going for a lot less than they did earlier this summer when i was first looking. Even just this summer they were topping around 350 on ebay :\\
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
you already have your sig rig (right?) + another working computer.

Save the money and invest it into future rigs/upgrades in my opinion...
Ive got my Sigrig, laptop (i5, 4gb, integrated graphics), and netbook (hyperthreaded atom, 2gb ddr2)
Ive also got my old P4 system with no graphics though as im parting it out.
Ive got an dual socket 771 server that im parting out.
Ive got the other working M90, which is a gift to my uncles family this christmas. I got them both free and he can use it a hell of a lot more than me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Given that you have your sig rig and a working M90, just keep the second laptop for parts...

IMO not worth it to drop ~$150 on such a (relatively) old system.
Understandable view. very much so why Im having toruble deciding what to do here and thought Id ask some more opinions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anadalite View Post
yeah but youve gotta think ur bidding on keeping a pretty ok laptop going not just gettign gd gfx i mean what is a laptop worth to you? could you replace a laptop of that spec for the price of that gfx card?
To me, its not worth a lot. As a parts rig to my uncle, priceless. It was free to me as was the other.
For mobile computing they suck, they weigh around 11pounds and have a 17inch screen. Theyre massive which is why i have my laptop and netbook, both are much easier to move around with.
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Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
Nah, you can get a newer laptop with newer tech for relatively cheap. You could just part out the old one and recoup some cash.
So very true, but $150 total cost? Its a hard deal to beat, again, why im torn on what to do.
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