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Old October 17, 2010, 01:55 AM
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After upgrading to a 1 GB GTX 460 Cyclone, I have a surplus-to-my-needs reference design Asus 9600 GT that's just over 2 years old.

It looks like it performs on par with a DDR5 GT 240 and somewhere in between the 5570 and 5670, so it seems like the $60-70 dollar mark based on performance. How much should I subtract from the price for the age of the card?
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:33 AM
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After upgrading to a 1 GB GTX 460 Cyclone, I have a surplus-to-my-needs reference design Asus 9600 GT that's just over 2 years old.

It looks like it performs on par with a DDR5 GT 240 and somewhere in between the 5570 and 5670, so it seems like the $60-70 dollar mark based on performance. How much should I subtract from the price for the age of the card?

I'd say around $50-60. Someone might want it as a physx card.
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Old October 17, 2010, 11:27 AM
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I'd say around $50-60. Someone might want it as a physx card.
Thanks!

I'd use it for PhysX, but my mobo only has one PCIE x16 slot

Well, that and the reference design seems almost absurdly long for what was a mid-range card.
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:35 PM
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IMHO,

KEEP it as a spare! It's a pain when you have issues with a card, and you have no backup, no spare card to TEST/troubleshoot, or game during RMA....RMA period can represent 2-3 weeks...a LONG time...

I keep a GTX260 Core 216 as a spare now....in case my HD5770 (secondary) or my HD5870 (primary) die in battle...

Try to keep a "spare parts" bin with a PSU, a cheap GFX card, a HDD, case fans and a few cables and stuff...
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:10 PM
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KEEP it as a spare!
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unless you got an IGP then i would avoid getting rid of it. might end up kickin yourself down the road for that extra $50
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I dunno, even as a Physx card I wouldn't pay more than 20 bucks for a 9600 since you can grab cards in the 30 dollar range that will out perform it.
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Which cards encorp? 8800GS or the 9600GSO don't really "out perform" the 9600GT...
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Old October 17, 2010, 03:54 PM
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IMHO,

KEEP it as a spare! It's a pain when you have issues with a card, and you have no backup, no spare card to TEST/troubleshoot, or game during RMA....RMA period can represent 2-3 weeks...a LONG time...

I keep a GTX260 Core 216 as a spare now....in case my HD5770 (secondary) or my HD5870 (primary) die in battle...

Try to keep a "spare parts" bin with a PSU, a cheap GFX card, a HDD, case fans and a few cables and stuff...
An excellent idea, but I have this ancient X1650 lying around, and it's both shorter and doesn't require a PCI-E power cable. If it doesn't sell, I'll probably keep the 9600 for that though.
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Old October 17, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Which cards encorp? 8800GS or the 9600GSO don't really "out perform" the 9600GT...
Yeah for 30 I'd get one. Share the knowledge! :p
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