what is your best gpu that is just colecting dust

Susquehannock

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Best as in most modern? Probably my MSI RX 480 gaming X 4G because I upgraded to Gigabyte RX 480 8G card. Crazy thing is both those cards are currently selling on Ebay at about 40%-50% above what they cost brand new.
 

drklu

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My 1080ti and a 2070. after I got a laptop I don't even use my desktops anymore.
 

lopoetve

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2080TI, ish in terms of being idle. It's in the HTPC/Plex server. Occasionally plays games that I want on the big screen.
 

MrC4

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I have a 5700xt and a 1080Ti in two different VR machines. Probably should sell them as we only use the VR machines every few months, but I'm waaay to lazy.
 

RazorWind

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Taken iterally, a 2080 Ti, but that's because it's just not in the system I'm sitting in front of at this moment.

If the real question is, what is the best graphics card we have that isn't in a system that gets used regularly, then it's an R9 390 in my case.

I've got at least four dead 980 Tis lying around, though. Maybe five? I'd have to go count them. Also two dead 295x2s.
 

hititnquitit

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Taken iterally, a 2080 Ti, but that's because it's just not in the system I'm sitting in front of at this moment.

If the real question is, what is the best graphics card we have that isn't in a system that gets used regularly, then it's an R9 390 in my case.

I've got at least four dead 980 Tis lying around, though. Maybe five? I'd have to go count them. Also two dead 295x2s.
You dont count Mr. Collector of the dead! Haha the real question for you should be how many will you be fixing and how many will be taken apart? ;)

Seriously tho, ive got a couple gtx580s im not using and another that no longer handles any kind of load, so its become a parts card i guess.
 

Zepher

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RTX 3080Ti FE. I've had it since release and it's just sitting in a PC in my room that I don't use. Haven't even gamed on it yet.
One of these days, hopefully soon, that machine will be transferred into the Corsair 680X case I bought and become my primary PC.
 

robijito123

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Dang best card I can scrap up is a lowly amd r5 340. Honestly good though as htpc vr machine has a 2080 and kids gaming box is a 1080.
 

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My last Titan X Pascal with an evga hybrid kit was just sitting here on my desk for a few weeks, and I had just posted it in FS for a couple days, but when my brother mentioned wanting to upgrade from his old 1060 to better run some newer games, I sold it to him cheap instead.
 

idk what to say

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This thread should push folks to sell any spare cards, now is still a great time to sell. Unless you have a use for a card: gaming, rendering, mining whatever...someone else can use it and pay you a nice premium for your troubles. No GPU ought to be wasted today.
that was one of my reasons i made this post hahah
 

SPARTAN VI

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A Sapphire R9 280 2GB that's artifacting on and off, but mostly in gaming / 3D workloads. Pull it out of its box every few months to test POST on other rigs, but it will probably never game again. :(
 

Jonnycat99

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Nothing; I sold my 1060 when my turn came up in the 3070 queue. I used to have a half-dozen boxes of old parts and a shelf full of package boxes, but I got rid of them all a few years ago.
 

cybereality

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I sold all my spare cards before my last move. Think I had like 5 or 6 I sold as a bundle here on the FS forum.

Currently only have a 750 Ti spare for emergencies, but I do have an HTPC w/ a 5700 XT that I barely ever use.
 

motqalden

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I have a couple of spare R9 280's that i put in a rig anytime there is a DC contest that favors old DP FP compute. I had 3 but have one on loan to a buddy who can't get a GPU for his new rig.
 

Mad Maxx

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I prefer to sell my GPUs when they're no longer needed. I'd rather have $$ in my wallet than have an unused GPU collecting dust.
 

motqalden

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I prefer to sell my GPUs when they're no longer needed. I'd rather have $$ in my wallet than have an unused GPU collecting dust.

Having a spare for troubleshooting purposes can be very handy but the same can be accomplished if you have more than 1 rig in your house without having anything collecting dust.
 

cpufrost

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i mean you can mine on it when your not using it??
I did briefly (lolminer) to test it and it leveled out around 100mh/s after undervolting and oc memory a bit. It would have to mine at least a month to actually pay and I get annoyed with the fan noise. If the profit was $800/mo. like it was in May sure I'd find a closet to stuff it in. If it were winter it would be a no brainer because a few miners would cut my wood needs by a cord or two!
 

Gorankar

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A 1080ti, but it is my reserve back in it's original box. It's good enough to give me something to use while I wait on a RMA if my main dies. In this era of nearly unavailable cards at anything approaching reasonable prices, I don't want to be left with just integrated while seeking reasonable prices. I will get rid of it, and by get rid of it, I mean give it to a friend or family member in need, when I can get a current gen high end card, at which point I will make my 2080 a back up card.

Scalpers can die btw.
 

Dan_D

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I've got a pair of Maxwell Titan X's sitting on my shelf gathering dust.
 

lopoetve

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I prefer to sell my GPUs when they're no longer needed. I'd rather have $$ in my wallet than have an unused GPU collecting dust.

Having a spare for troubleshooting purposes can be very handy but the same can be accomplished if you have more than 1 rig in your house without having anything collecting dust.
Agreed with both. I have spare systems; the 2080 is technically doing a job (plex transcoding and occasional gaming). It’ll stay in there for a long time I suspect.
 

NattyKathy

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None, I currently have zero AIC GPUs, just the ones soldered into my laptops. Sold my Vega 64 for a thicc profit in March/April, sold my backup GTX 560Ti in May, and sold the GTX 670 from a secondary system back in October when used older-gen GPUs were still dime-a-dozen. The only one I regret selling is the 670... that was a decent card for what it was and would have been a good card for content creation and stuff. Now my old primary system (FX lol) is GPU-less and collecting dust when I could be using it as a streaming box or something <facepalm>
 

cpufrost

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I've got a pair of Maxwell Titan X's sitting on my shelf gathering dust.
I've got one along with an EK copper/acetal block. Use it in various test systems. It works well but for some reason DP doesn't seem to like my pro LG displays. I almost won a Titan-V CEO edition but the last SECOND bidding went nuts and the price just got crazy stupid as usual. Seems like there's someone out there that wants it more than me.
 

ZodaEX

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None, I currently have zero AIC GPUs, just the ones soldered into my laptops. Sold my Vega 64 for a thicc profit in March/April, sold my backup GTX 560Ti in May, and sold the GTX 670 from a secondary system back in October when used older-gen GPUs were still dime-a-dozen. The only one I regret selling is the 670... that was a decent card for what it was and would have been a good card for content creation and stuff. Now my old primary system (FX lol) is GPU-less and collecting dust when I could be using it as a streaming box or something <facepalm>
That's why you should never buy a PC without an iGPU.
 

lopoetve

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That's why you should never buy a PC without an iGPU.
None of the HEDT setups have them :p

I guess technically my Z490 system and my older Z170 box do, but I've never used them. Most of the rest are HEDT and... well, Threadripper don't, neither does x99 or x299.
 
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