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The I Wish I Had A Better GPU Thread.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by erocker, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. mjkmike

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    I need a new GPU for one of my five crunchers. You see My main cruncher only has a 6990, My next in line has a 5870. All the other kids on the farm have only a MSI n8400gs.:)
     
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    Sapphire 4850 512mb here, oh and a ati 4570 mobile. Im stuck in a never ending wait for newer/better tech loop, a new wave of gpus are released and all I can think of is what is next lol.
     
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    I was wishin for a better GPU, well my wife went out and bought me a GTX560 2gb superclocked for my birthday on monday and now im loving it!!!! anyone wants to buy a dirt cheap HD5770 hit me up
     
  4. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Oh did I mention my 4890 had to be rushed to the hospital this morning. Some guy that called himself "Mother" (I think it was Bill Cosby though) carried my card off on a stretcher. Loaded it up in this badass ambulance. The doctor said "don't expect the card to last the night". So I am stuck with using a Rage Fury Pro as I have donated all my money to these 2 people on the internets that have a sick dog and cat. Hey it's Christmas and I couldn't bear the thought of those families having sick pets during the holidays. So I think I really deserve a gpu upgrade considering the agp card I have running in my first pci-e slot doesn't seem to fit well and I am scared it may fall out and scratch my carpet. Also the card is only a 32 meg card with like directx 2 support or something like that.
     
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    Good news and bad news.

    The bad news... The juice and cake was a lie. Sorry about that. :nutkick:

    The good news... I wrote down everyone's name on a piece of paper and put it into a hat. The name I picked was...

    cheesy999

    cheesy999, you get a HD 6950 1gb video card. It's been unlocked, it works great, you'll love it. Please contact me via PM with your shipping information.

    Merry Christmas everyone, I wish I had a card to give all of you... Maybe next year. :toast:
     
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  6. Kreij

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    Congrats Cheesy !!

    and thanks Erocker ... you're a good egg. :toast:
     
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  7. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Guess my "story" didn't work

    Congrats chessy
     
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    Fair play, great giveaway.
    WD cheesy, bet that made a merry Christmas for you :)
     
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    I Wish

    Plain and simple.....Im a bit broke this year and id like to get my girlfriend something nice. Shes running on my really old x800XL. the x800 Still holds its own but its time for a new one. Thanks for considering this.


    Merry x-mass every1
     
  10. Lost Hatter

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    oops to slow.. maybe next year. LOL
     
  11. Kreij

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    Just one more thing ...

    I've never been a member of a forum where both the staff and the members are so willing to share. Both at Christmas time and throughout the year. Each and every one of you helps in your own way, through helping troubleshoot, or coding, or passing on items, and every day I read and moderate these forums I am always in awe at the generosity that our members display.

    Sure, we are all asshats at time, but I am truly humbled and honored to know each and every one of you guys and gals, and it really is YOU that make TPU what it is. It's not just a tech site, and even if W1zz owns it, it's still OUR tech site.

    Again, God Bless, Merry Christmas.
     
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    props to ERocker and congrats to cheesy.
     
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    :toast:
     
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    Amazing Erock! That is one hell of an awesome thing to do! You are truly a great mod & member of this community...awesome give away! Congrats che!esy! We expect to see benchies soon showing off that awesome card!

    And thanks again Erocker!
     
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    omg thanks erocker!!! :O you gave away a 6950!!!! 100000000000 internets to you!
     
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    This sort of thing is what makes TPU awesome.
     
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    ^that... lol i was about to tell my story. p4 with a 40dollar ati card, later came up on a 9600gt...sat with that build for like 4 years, talk about getting 65fps max on CSS
     
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    I have an HD 5770 and I want a new GPU just... because really
    I can run every game I play just fine, but I either want a second 5770, or one a HD 6000/7000 series card
     
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    Just get a 6950 and flash it to a 6970 when the price drops
     
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    Nice one erocker! Merry Christmas to you and your generousity.

    And cheesy looks like a deserving winner! Enjoy the upgrade cheesy!
     
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    Srsly? How did I not notice this thread? Maybe I did but thought "I don't need a better gpu" :laugh:

    Gratz cheesy, I don't think it could have gone to a more neeeding person :) I would have said de.das.dude but mediasorcerer sorted him out.

    Thanks erocker, good on you for doing this man :toast:
     
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    Merry Christmas cheesy! ENJOY! :)
     
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    Thank you :D, I can't wait to see how it'll work in my system

    I think you can all imagine how surprised i was when i logged in this morning and saw the message from Erocker :laugh:

    It did :laugh:

    You can have all the benchies you want :)
     
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    You and your "Good Tidings".........GOOD DAY SIR!
     
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    Second 5770 would be cheaper though! and surely enough at 1440x900?
     

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