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All the 8800s, the 2900xt, the GTX 260s, basically every card that is obsolete...

Do they go to the great Silicon Valley in the sky or are they somehow recycled?
     
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Melted down.
     
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i hardly think those you listed are obsolete, and most likely more than an average consumer needs
    
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Everything nice.

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Our parent's and kid's rigs... We get the good ones.
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post #6 of 32
Mine go into a box in case I need them later.
post #7 of 32
I imagine most of them are just tossed, with a large portion semi-legally disposed of by selling them as scrap to developing countries with lax environmental/labor laws/enforcement where there are recycled by scavengers willing to knock 20-30 years of their lives (boiling PCBs in vats of toxic chemicals and acids to separate metals is not exactly safe when you have no equipment other than a stove and a pan) in order to get by day to day.
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i hold onto em
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post
Mine go into a box in case I need them later.
Same here. I think I need to start selling them now though, hehe
     
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Flush them down the toilet and tell your kids they went to heaven
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