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So in my high school we have a robotics club in which we compete in First FRC competitions. Well a few weeks ago we had a competition in Baltimore that I didn't attend. But when the team came back I found out they had received some mystery GPU to them. Apparently there was an Nvidia rep there giving out free GPUs to every team competing for use in their CAD computers. So tonight I went to our meeting and little do I find a GTX 480. Used, debranded, but 100% a GTX 480. So we got this $300 dollar GPU for free, but yet can't even use it do to the crappy specs of the CAD computer. I'm super jealous
I took a few really bad pictures with the camera on my phone for everyone to see









Edited by Intense - 3/31/11 at 5:28pm
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Steal it.
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Steal it.
The one kid who brought the PC in would notice. I'm considering offering them my 465 since it would fit in the case , the case they have is a bit too small for the 480
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Steal it.
How typical of you.
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The one kid who brought the PC in would notice. I'm considering offering them my 465 since it would fit in the case , the case they have is a bit too small for the 480
Don't forget to tell them that the 480 runs as hot as an oven and that they don't want it. Getting your 465 would be a much better plan.
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How typical of you.


Don't forget to tell them that the 480 runs as hot as an oven and that they don't want it. Getting your 465 would be a much better plan.
that's not a bad deal at all, i have the custom cooler one too that runs at like 45-50 degrees celsius. And bc most of the people in the club dont know much about computer hardware i could probably get away with it.
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also we woulda been better off with some quadros i feel

hmm i wonder if they'd take my 465 + some cash if they say no
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that's not a bad deal at all, i have the custom cooler one too that runs at like 45-50 degrees celsius. And bc most of the people in the club dont know much about computer hardware i could probably get away with it.
Just lay down the bare facts to your fellow club members:- 480 is more powerful, hotter and larger and will not be fully utilized by the CAD computer and will be wasted. Your custom cooled 465 is smaller, not much weaker and cooler...etc. Then, make the offer and see what they say.

I do not suggest to take advantage of the ignorance of the others, especially they are your fellow club members. Granted that not many of them know a lot about computers, this fact should not be exploited. You might 'gain' a faster card, but, IMHO, you 'lose' your character.

Do not be overcome by your jealousy (and perhaps some greed). Rather, you overcome them. I see this is not much about a graphics card but much about the integrity of your person.

Not meaning to exaggerate, if you let this happen now, and then after you graduate from university and enter the real world, you will more likely to yield to similar situations in your work place. So, do not let it happen now.

If they say 'no', you have kept your integrity. If they say 'yes', you have a free upgrade.

Well, I know this is not a 'politically correct' post and please excuse my bluntly put English. But I have to say what I have to, offering a different approach.


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also we woulda been better off with some quadros i feel

hmm i wonder if they'd take my 465 + some cash if they say no
Now, this is a better way
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Just lay down the bare facts to your fellow club members:- 480 is more powerful, hotter and larger and will not be fully utilized by the CAD computer and will be wasted. Your custom cooled 465 is smaller, not much weaker and cooler...etc. Then, make the offer and see what they say.

I do not suggest to take advantage of the ignorance of the others, especially they are your fellow club members. Granted that not many of them know a lot about computers, this fact should not be exploited. You might 'gain' a faster card, but, IMHO, you 'lose' your character.

Do not be overcome by your jealousy (and perhaps some greed). Rather, you overcome them. I see this is not much about a graphics card but much about the integrity of your person.

Not meaning to exaggerate, if you let this happen now, and then after you graduate from university and enter the real world, you will more likely to yield to similar situations in your work place. So, do not let it happen now.

If they say 'no', you have kept your integrity. If they say 'yes', you have a free upgrade.

Well, I know this is not a 'politically correct' post and please excuse my bluntly put English. But I have to say what I have to, offering a different approach.




Now, this is a better way
i definitely see your point and i realized that I would probably give them some money anyway, since I'd be getting a pretty decent deal. ill have to talk with the kid who brought the computer and the guy who runs the club. Thanks for the advice

edit: anyone know the minimum power supply needed for the 465?
the one they have in it now is or similar to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371023
if its not enough i could probably offer to buy the new PSU
i have a 2 molex to 6 pin adapter btw
Edited by Intense - 3/31/11 at 7:06pm
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you're lucky I might join robot club or whatever next year it hasn't been this year right now though math club is enough along with spanish club
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you're lucky I might join robot club or whatever next year it hasn't been this year right now though math club is enough along with spanish club
robotics club is very fun, we have an intense build season in the winter for 6 weeks then go to main competition in Baltimore, then have a bunch of smaller events that are hosted in schools/colleges that are within driving distance around us. learn a lot from it too

edit: they already are borrowing a cheap ATI AMD card of mine so they can run dual CRTs, too cheap to buy flat panels, so another pointless reason to have a 480...

another edit: its also running a stock clocked C2D which I feel would bottleneck the 480
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