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They get recycled or melted down. Depends where you dispose them too. If into a normal garbage can. Straight underground it goes.
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post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Finny View Post
Our parent's and kid's rigs... We get the good ones.
This. I reuse them in rigs I build/upgrade for family and friends. I never implement used video cards in my customer builds because of warranty and support issues, but I can often find somewhere for them to go.

Right now I am sitting on about 15 office-grade or low-end cards and 4 or 5 older enthusiast-grade cards (7900's, 8800's). For ones that I can make money on I have use Ebay as an outlet as well.
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post #23 of 32
It sits in my closet lol
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Flush them down the toilet and tell your kids they went to heaven
LOL but how the hell you shove a GPU down the toilet, maybe WILL IT BLEND?
     
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post #25 of 32
Hey Guys . . . . . I may be wrong but I think the OP is talking about the brand new, never been bought cards.

There is no way that the manufactures can sell every last card before the newer cards make it obsolete is there?
post #26 of 32
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Mine go into a box in case I need them later.
This, when my 5850 was gray screening and acting up I had to RMA it. I thought it's ok I have a 4850 for back up, pop it in and it artifacts in 3d mode and locks up, had to RMA it as well. So glad I didn't get rid of my 2900 or I wouldn't have a main computer right now.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by Dan17z View Post
Hey Guys . . . . . I may be wrong but I think the OP is talking about the brand new, never been bought cards.

There is no way that the manufactures can sell every last card before the newer cards make it obsolete is there?
Those eventually end up in the clearance bins at MicroCenter. God I love that place...
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post #28 of 32
Well I've only owned 2 graphics cards in my life.
After I got my GTS 450 I put my old 9800GTX into my Mums PC and is currently folding away
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post #29 of 32
I am a hoarder. So if i ever need them to give to someone. Or if i ever want to see the good old bad days
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post #30 of 32
I took a few of them and turned them into key chains.


Step one - Heat card with heat gun

Step 2 - remove chip with tweezers and tap it to remove solder

Step 3 - drill hole

Place on key chain
 
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