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 04/15/2014 10:48 PM
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Due to mining of bitcoins etc  al, I am now no longer very interested in AMD video cards for the shop

I believe mining is 10-100x more abusive of a video card, so what is left?

I know how to repair the thermal interface material but that takes over an hour to do it right

 



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 04/15/2014 11:15 PM
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If it takes you an hour to change the TIM on a graphics card either your name is James May or you need to go to the neurologist to find out why you cannot move at the speed of everyone else. Even on a dual GPU card packed with dust it shouldn't take you longer than half an hour.

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 04/16/2014 11:56 PM
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Right now I am aware that EVGA, my current video card vendor does not dishonor a RMA for replacing the TIM.

my old gtx 260s however are past their best before date and are not even worth sending back

the gtx 660 ti is faster

i noticed a lot of radeon cards on ebay at the top of the range cheaper than one generation older geforce cards

been pondering a redeon to see if its any more worse than geforce has been

 



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 04/18/2014 08:48 AM
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Given my video card competes with the HD 7950, that means I need to be careful as to what card to look at for a GPU

The HD 6000 lineup are not quite as powerful, aside the dual GPU cards

 



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 04/18/2014 01:08 PM
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Hi yes we know one of your GTX 260,s you have had for years. You need to try a real gamer card.



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 04/18/2014 02:16 PM
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anything good for video conversions? The crap for CUDA is not so efficient.

 



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 04/18/2014 02:32 PM
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If your looking for something in the Radeon flavor look at the R9 series (R9 280X, R9 290)



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 04/19/2014 12:34 PM
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This AM I saw several posts on eBay with boxes of Radeon video cards.

lot of 10 Gigabyte R9 270 cards, no bids with 6 hours left

2 other lots of 5 and 3

maybe if they were lots of 1, I would bid, but I am not interested in anything but games

so no use for a box of 10 cards

HD 6900 cards are dirt cheap, the 28 nm stuff is still affected by the bitcoin bubble to a large extent

 



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Edited: 04/19/2014 at 12:41 PM by Vegan
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