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2018/02/22 20:30:54 (permalink)
On Feb. 18, 2018, I upgraded from a 1050Ti to a 1060 (both EVGA). It was a planned upgrade when I built my PC in a hurry last year RIGHT before the Cryptocurrency craze. Since I refuse to even look into the used market, one of my friends was helping me by watching trends. He telling me that if I didn't jump on at least a 1050Ti, I was basically SOL. So I did. (I only had enough for the graphics card to spend and I didn't get paid until the next week, so I jumped at the right time, I guess. That next week I checked out my local Best Buy. Only a single GT 1030 and a bunch of AMD cards. Ghost town. (Man I hate crazes.) Now that I was able to snag a GTX 1060 off of Amazon for the few minutes it was available as the Powerlink bundle for slightly cheaper I got the card I initially wanted. The GTX 1050Ti is really the GPU that could, turning out more than admirable results in 1080p. Thanks to the GPU being late on shipping and handling on Amazon's side, they granted me a requested 10% discount on the full purchase price; $40, which was a pleasant surprise. After tax and shipping the price was roughly $420. You do the math (the Powerlink was $20 in the bundle), it was a steal.
 
Now moving on to part two of my... computer diary... if you wanna call it that...
When I got the 1050Ti, the first thing that popped into my head was: Upgrade route... WHAT AM I GOING TO DO  WITH A LEFT OVER PART? I don't want it to get damaged in storage or leave it to be unloved. First thing I thought of was my best friend. (She's literally my hero, so a dude like me is obliged.) She loves video games, she is always up to learning new things, she wants a gaming PC. I am going to give her my 1050Ti for nothing just so we have an easier way to get the foot in the door and a cost measure to avoid especially after the crypto-craze. Then I am going to stand on the sidelines and teach her how to build the PC. I am not going to do the work, I will only answer questions. She's smart. She'll get it. Also- I think she'll have a much better time in the case because her hands are smaller than mine... Every build has that problem for me. I'm going to shell out money to get her more parts to be able to complete the build, even though I don't make much spending money for myself, but this is quality time and I am just really excited to get this off the ground since I planned for this to be done in November last year for her birthday.
 
Since I am really happy with the EVGA parts in my PC working as intended for almost a year now, I plan on going for as many EVGA parts as possible. I haven't experienced anything but greatness from this company.
 
TL;DR:
Walking down memory lane about my computer, plan on giving my GTX 1050Ti to my best friend for free so she can build her PC because I got my 1060 I wanted initially, I'm teaching her how to build the PC without holding her hand and making her feel dumb. (Because she's not.)
 
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/22 20:35:06 (permalink)
    Sell it, or keep it as a backup.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/22 20:36:19 (permalink)
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    Sell it, or keep it as a backup.




    That was one of my ideas, I just don't have storage and I'd rather have my card end up in good hands.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/22 20:37:13 (permalink)
     
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/22 20:41:00 (permalink)
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    Moved to General Hardware.




    Thanks for not locking the thread like other community forum moderators... (I am actually really attracted to this forum layout because it seems similar to the forum engine on a website I really liked back in 2010-2012, then they muffed it up.)

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/23 05:40:36 (permalink)
    I have a growing pile of them now.  :/  But usually if the card still has some value I sell it here on the market place.
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/23 06:40:57 (permalink)
    Sell it, keep it, give it to a friend. 
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/23 07:16:36 (permalink)
    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/23 14:42:38 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...




    Sounds like it's time for a sale!!!!! Haha  I usually try to help friends out first. It is a good idea to have a back-up for testing and a back-up. 
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/02/23 14:58:40 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...




    Sounds like it's time for a sale!!!!! Haha  I usually try to help friends out first. It is a good idea to have a back-up for testing and a back-up. 


    You're right.  I know I probably should, and should have done so when the stuff was more relevant (some GPU's still are).  Not sure if I'm lazy about going through the whole selling process or what...lol


     


     
     
     
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/13 10:02:33 (permalink)
    I usually end up keeping them for a lesser build in the future.
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/13 11:45:38 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...


    ha, my display shelf has them going back to a 3dfx banshee card, its getting pretty crowded up there

                                   
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/13 12:06:06 (permalink)
    Sell or reuse in another system if needed.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/13 22:08:56 (permalink)
     
    Keep it as a spare in case it's ever needed if the primary goes bad.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/14 00:56:49 (permalink)
    Always good to have a spare, anything more than that I either sell or upgrade the kids or wife's comp.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/14 02:33:06 (permalink)
    I took my old RX480 and built a PC for me to chug around to LAN parties.
    I don’t exactly like moving my watercooled beast because that's really heavy.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/14 02:41:32 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...


    +1.... Ive done the same thing.I have most of the boxes and inserts and receipts for it all too, lol. Its a mountain and it gets a lot of nasty stares from the wife, lol. I learned my lesson along time ago to have 2 of everything for testing purposes, not the exact same part but the same era, or to loan to family, which ive been burned a few times now, but beyond that im a tech nerd and love to go back and play with old tech and rebuild different setups to try things out on.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/14 04:29:12 (permalink)
    I usually hand my old ones down to friends and family that have old old OLD GPU's....I
    gave a GTX680 to a friend who had an eVGA GTX 295 (as an example)

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/14 10:17:00 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...


    +1.... Ive done the same thing.I have most of the boxes and inserts and receipts for it all too, lol. Its a mountain and it gets a lot of nasty stares from the wife, lol. I learned my lesson along time ago to have 2 of everything for testing purposes, not the exact same part but the same era, or to loan to family, which ive been burned a few times now, but beyond that im a tech nerd and love to go back and play with old tech and rebuild different setups to try things out on.


    Good to see I'm not the only one... 
     
    All my parts including GPU's, mobo's, CPU's and everything else, I have the original boxes with any software, posters, etc they all came with.  I think the only hardware I don't have the boxes for are my monitors I no longer use.


     


     
     
     
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/15 00:26:46 (permalink)
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    I put one here and there in builds I do for family members or friends.  Beyond that, I have a whole collection of GPU's from almost every generation back to the 6000 series.  My office cabinets and closet looks like a used PC parts store...


    +1.... Ive done the same thing.I have most of the boxes and inserts and receipts for it all too, lol. Its a mountain and it gets a lot of nasty stares from the wife, lol. I learned my lesson along time ago to have 2 of everything for testing purposes, not the exact same part but the same era, or to loan to family, which ive been burned a few times now, but beyond that im a tech nerd and love to go back and play with old tech and rebuild different setups to try things out on.


    Good to see I'm not the only one... 
     
    All my parts including GPU's, mobo's, CPU's and everything else, I have the original boxes with any software, posters, etc they all came with.  I think the only hardware I don't have the boxes for are my monitors I no longer use.


    Uh...yeah, I have the case boxes and monitors too.  Yes, I have a problem, lol.   Maybe when im feeling brave ill take a pict of the bigger pile and put it up here.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/15 00:34:03 (permalink)
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    Keep it as a spare in case it's ever needed if the primary goes bad.




    This is always a good idea since often times when a problem happens you will want another card to get the system running again while you do an RMA. It also helps you figure out if the problem is the video card or monitor or even a power supply that is going out since it's odd for two video cards to have an issue.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/15 00:42:03 (permalink)
    If it's broken and out of warranty we do this. https://i.imgur.com/7WwGwsE.gifv
     
     

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/29 20:18:11 (permalink)
    Backup cards are good, if you don't have a bunch around.
    Or set it up as a PhysX specific card in a dual-card setup.
     

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/30 13:40:45 (permalink)
    I like to have a backup for everything. gpu's guns ect.. my spare pc has the same hardware as my main rig. this way I can test any problems by swapping them out
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/30 15:17:20 (permalink)
                                                                                                        Ok, heres my one pile of just components that gets the really dirty looks, lol. Annnndddd.... let the kicks begin.....
     

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/03/30 18:09:48 (permalink)
    Take it out back and shoot it.
     
     
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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2018/04/05 15:24:38 (permalink)
    I sell mine first and use the money to pay for part of the new ones.
    My last upgrade was three R9 290s to a single GTX1080ti. Old cards sold for 600 with water blocks and the new card was $850.

    The best part is my new card is selling for around 1,500-2,000 now.


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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2019/06/30 16:31:53 (permalink)
    I teach the kids in the neighborhood how to build computers so they don't bother me... Most times they use my spare parts to learn and sometimes I let them keep them.  I still have quite a few oldies.

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    Re: What does everyone do with their old graphics cards after an upgrade? 2019/06/30 19:38:35 (permalink)
    Give them to Fellow Team Members or Family Members.
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