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post #1 of 9
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To be fair, the 8800gts is in my brother's girlfriend's PC which is awaiting my 4890 once her PC issue is fixed. That said, I'm not sure what to do with those cards. I have 2 470s in my main rig now but should I add one of the spare cards for PhysX? If not, if I wanted to sell em, what would they fetch?
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post #2 of 9
Add one for PhysX and run some benchmarks to see if you get significant enough gains to keep it.
post #3 of 9
I would say sell them for ~£30-£40 you wont see much of a difference if you add it for physx AND it could possibly slow your 470's down.
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post #4 of 9
With sli 470's there is abolutely no reason to hold onto them. You'll more than likely see a decrease from using the 470s for physx.

Sell the cards and get an SSD for your system in my opinion.
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~$40 sound right? I have a friend possibly looking for a new card for his HTPC/lan box.
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post #6 of 9
What model of 8800GTS do you have? The 640MB models are still pulling like $60 on Ebay. Probably due to a lot of people now upgrading their 2 year old rigs to SLI. I sold one on their a couple months ago and got $75.

I really think the power draw from a 8800GTS and the amount of heat it would dump into your case is not worth using it for PhysX. Plus it would find a nice home where someone will use it.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 2/20/11 at 9:28am
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post #7 of 9
i would buy the 9800GT off you for $40
    
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post #8 of 9
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I think it's an MSI, HIS or Powercolor. I can't remember for sure. I'll crack her pc open later. But I want to say it's not the 640MB model.

Edit: I just checked and its a PNY. Still not sure on the memory though
Edited by Ibage - 2/20/11 at 9:40am
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post #9 of 9
unfortunately, appraisals are only allowed to be posted in the For Sale section, and you currently do not have enough rep to post there.

when you do have enough rep feel free to post there, but in the meantime i'm going to have to lock this
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