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Signed Geforce GTX 285 - what to do?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by floske, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. dukedave5200

    dukedave5200 Ancient Guru

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    I'd probably remove the cover/heatsink and install an aftermarket cooler. Save and protect the cover with the signature but use the card if it's an upgrade for you. Later down the road when you want to replace the card but the heatsink and cover back on it and either keep it or sell it.

    But, if you can make $10,000 off ebay sell it straight away - it'd be worth it just to get slaped in the face with a trout.
     
  2. YuKsS

    YuKsS Maha Guru

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    just the same i touhgt..


    if were you i won´t sell at all.. is unique..
     
  3. spajdrik

    spajdrik Ancient Guru

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    I would sell it on ebay and give it to some charity union.
     
  4. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Id do ebay best offer or auction with a reserve so you dont get too low of a price.
     

  5. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Haha, can you tell Hilbert is jealous!! ;)
     
  6. dshramek

    dshramek Ancient Guru

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    Of what? A reference gtx285? I am sure he knows or at least has met the head of nvidia.
    Even if that statement is a joke, it is insulting. It's more like Hilbert got some really cool schwag, decided to share it with the readers/members of his site to celebrate the anniversary, & has to hear how the winner would rather sell it than appreciate the generous gesture. If the guy(op) didn't want the prizes, why did he enter? It's not like the op has a better card to begin with.
     
  7. MrRixter

    MrRixter Member Guru

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    why would someone pay more money for a signed card? it will be worthless in a few years.
     
  8. floske

    floske Active Member

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    I don't think I ever mentioned selling was an option, I merely asked for your opinions. I also don't remember not beeing thankful/happy about the prizes or the contest for that matter...
     
  9. dshramek

    dshramek Ancient Guru

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    Sorry, my bad. I was more or less responding to all the people suggesting for you to sell it.
    btw, you should keep it. The 285 is a bad ass card.
     
  10. benne

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    He won it so its his now to do what he wants with it.
     

  11. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    I'd be tempted to use it, keep it for old times sake though.
     
  12. LedHed

    LedHed Banned

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    I agree with cowie, the card itself has no special value it's the cooler that matters and you could literally put it onto any GPU the same size. I would remove the cooler and use an aftermarket; if you still want to sell it then just sell the cooler and not the card.
     
  13. must_kill_ati

    must_kill_ati Maha Guru

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    Honest to goodness, what I would do...

    Grab the link that announces you the winner, take a pic of the card/ signature, email the folks at ATI with those, and see if they want to send you an autographed reference card to beat it. What's the worst that happens, they say no?
     
  14. salanos

    salanos Maha Guru

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    Can I have it? xD
     
  15. masterchiefx2

    masterchiefx2 Banned

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    no offence to anyone... if i won a prize here i would feel bad selling it seems somewhat disrepsectful... unless dont say you have sold it or post threads about selling it.
     

  16. NomadicX

    NomadicX Master Guru

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    I'd RMA it back to Hilbert do to the cover being graffiti'd then use the replacement to it's fullest.
     
  17. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Use it. The rest of your rig is fine already, so no need to sell it for a better rig. :D
     
  18. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    i wonder if hilbert has one signed like that for himself?
    if he dont .....
     
  19. zifnab

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    I would have told Hilbert to hang onto it as I'm sure he would value it much more than I would. Giving it away shows his commitment to us forum users but it had to pull a heart string or two boxing it up for shipment, unless of course he has another secretly stashed away muhahahaha.

    Oh, and to the o.p. ...the way I see it there's only three options.
    1. keep it and don't use it
    2. keep it and use it.
    3. sell it

    since you didn't explicitly exclude selling it on your first post you left that open as an option. My two cents...if you sell it and let it be known on the same forum you won the thing on that you sold it, you're a disrespectful twit.
     
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  20. xSLIX

    xSLIX Master Guru

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    probly woorth more selling it.becuz u know there someone out there that has money to buy it for a crazy price. n not like people can tell u what to do with it ur choice not theres remember lol
     

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