austinham wrote on 2020-09-18, 14:45:
Aren't you the guy that complains about not having money to buy "over priced computer parts" ? and you go an pay 90$ for a parts […]
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2020-09-13, 22:03:
I bought this scrap lot for $90 shipped. Kinda risky at the price, but there's a BFG 7900GS OC in that lot and that's worth $200 or so alone if it works. The seller didn't have any other desktop PC parts listed so that lends some possibility of truth to these being untested as you would need a PC with a fairly beefy PSU to test most of those. They seem to deal in surplus. I actually have a non-functional 7900GS that came from a similar lot that had about 3 working cards out of 8.......
Multiple extremely failure prone GeForce 8000 series cards
An extremely failure prone 7900GS
multiple failure prone Radeon cards.
This totally hasn't bitten my ass before....
Something tells me this lot of cards came from a PC store that shut down, and these were dead pulls.
Why did I talk myself into this again? YOLO. Me need 7900GS AGP.
Aren't you the guy that complains about not having money to buy "over priced computer parts" ? and you go an pay 90$ for a parts lot that is likely all dead and junk? You could have gotten a 7900 for not a whole lot more if you waited for one to pop up on eBay for a good price. They tend to sell every now and then for a little over 100$
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2020-09-13, 22:32:
8800GTXs are the best of the 8 series for reliability.
Did you forget the 8400?
The 8400 barely counts as a GPU.
Also, someone like you might not realize or experience this, but as one grows older and gains experience they usually acquire new skills which lead to higher paying job opportunities. The part where I complain is when single parts that were fairly common items start selling for $300+. 3DFX shit should not command the price they do, given the quantity of them produced.
At any rate so far I haven't gotten completely f***** with this deal:
* The Gigabyte GTX 285 works
* One of the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB's work (the other two are dead)
* The XFX Radeon HD 4890 works.
* The XFX Radeon HD 5770 works.
* The OEM GeForce GT 720 works.
The Radeon 3850 was dead but I swear I have a 3850 around here somewhere (my Excel spreadsheet disagrees with me though). So so far 5 out of 8 that I've tested have worked. I still have a couple of PCIE cards to test, then I'm pulling out an AGP system to test the 7800GS and a random TNT2 32M they threw into the lot.
The 7800GS works, and the Quadro 600 works. The TNT2 and the GeForce G100 were both dead.
On a side note a GeForce2 GTS 64MB that I had bought as working, but with a bad cooler doesn't work at all. It's completely and totally dead. So that seller will be getting a very negative review very shortly.
EDIT: It's ridiculous I have to wait 7 days to slam this seller with negative feedback.
1996|P200MMX|64MB EDO|Virge DX 4MB|SB16 OPL3
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