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post #1 of 7
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I may purchase another GPU here soon. So im curious if everyone holds on to thier old cards or recycles them? Since im trying to get a 560 im not sure what i can do with my other card. My 275 is fine, but it would be a bit much for just a physx. No im not looking at reselling it. too many stories of getting shafted from either the seller or buyer for my liking.



Of course if BFG was still around I wouldnt even be asking this. but whats done is done.
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post #2 of 7
Well I know you said you didn't want to sell it but you could always post on craigslist for a while so that you can make a local transaction and not worry about the stress of shipping. If it is just sitting around anyway it does not harm to post it, even if it doesn't sell. If not you could bring it in to a computer parts store and ask them to recycle it for you. The local shop near my house will recycle old components for free.
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post #3 of 7
sell it off. or donate to me so i can fold and do physX
and please don't recycle perfectly good hardwares. i know of kids who would really want a video cards because most computers have integrated graphics and they can't play any games on there.
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post #4 of 7
I sell them unless I liked the card or don't need the cash for the upgrade. It's always nice to have backups. Other than that, I'll bench or vmod the old card.
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post #5 of 7
You can buy another GTX275 to form SLI with your current GTX275.

Reasons are:
a. a pair of GTX275 performs similar to a GTX560 Ti (minus DX11)

b. an used GTX275 costs around US$110 (vs GTX560 Ti's US$250), thus saving some money

Link eg: http://www.overclock.net/video/91344...arkle-gts.html

c. prolong the useful life of your current card. I imagine, by the time GTX275 SLI is not sufficient for performance, it would not be a wasteful Physx card.
post #6 of 7
Donate it to OCN in the Freebies section at your own requirements... a lot of active members could use an upgrade
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post #7 of 7
Don't see why you wouldn't get some money for it. You sell it, they pay for it, then you ship or give it to them. Not much risk there. But to each his own.
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