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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello ! 

 

I bought a GTX 970 Strix not so long ago so I have a 660Ti sitting on my shelf and I was wondering what I could do with it instead of trying to find a buyer.

 

I thought about using it for PhysX but I don't think the games I'm playing right now has it. (AC Unity, Farcry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition)

 

Maybe I could fold a bit on it ? I can't mine cryptocurrencies, it's way too hard now so I might as well contribute to research.

 

Any other ideas ? I also have a 7790 in my other computer that I could replace with the 660 Ti and use this one instead for the other tasks if it performs better in certain cases, this PC isn't used for gaming.


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Give it to a friend or use it for Folding :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Give it to a friend or use it for Folding :)

Forgot to precise that I'd rather sell it if it's no longer in my hands. I was about to but I've realised it wasn't going to fit my friend's needs so I didn't.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

sell it, gift it or make a video of you burning it :D the sky is the limit 

It's still very much in good condition so I'd rather not burn it xD (Unless I can maybe do a 100$ with the video of me burning it on youtube :P)


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Forgot to precise that I'd rather sell it if it's no longer in my hands. I was about to but I've realised it wasn't going to fit my friend's needs so I didn't.

Let it out in the snow overnight and see what happens o-o


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Could be a good idea but I would need all the other parts that forms a PC... 


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Let it out in the snow overnight and see what happens o-o

It assume it will look like it would work but won't ?


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Folding,

PhysX card

Give it to a friend

Coffee coaster?

Hang it on the wall and take a photo

Frame it next to your computer

Give it to a random on the street

Use it as a rock and throw it

Take a swim with it

Take it out on a romantic date

Goto a bar with your "best friend"

Use it as a trampoline

Or just sell it.... oh wait


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Folding,

PhysX card

Give it to a friend

Coffee coaster?

Hang it on the wall and take a photo

Frame it next to your computer

Give it to a random on the street

Use it as a rock and throw it

Take a swim with it

Take it out on a romantic date

Goto a bar with your "best friend"

Use it as a trampoline

Or just sell it.... oh wait

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the gpu is still decent so you can reperpose it into something else reativly cheaply with the sales comeing up or free if you happen to have extra pc parts laying around or you can sell it, or donate it, or save it for just incase.

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How much spare c4 do you have lying around?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Folding,

PhysX card

Give it to a friend

Coffee coaster?

Hang it on the wall and take a photo

Frame it next to your computer

Give it to a random on the street

Use it as a rock and throw it

Take a swim with it

Take it out on a romantic date

Goto a bar with your "best friend"

Use it as a trampoline

Or just sell it.... oh wait

The romantic date looks like a fabulous idea ! I have to pardon my cheating with the yougner one.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

How much spare c4 do you have lying around?

Only a few kilograms, it always comes handy when the mythbusters are coming to town.


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You can train PC Modding (Painting) on it. You know, apply a wicked pink to it, and it breaks something... oh well, at least it wasn't THAT important. If it doesn't, it might give you confidence to try modding other parts.


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If its broken, use it as a coffee/beer coaster.

 

If its not broken, break it so you can use it as a coffee/beer coaster.


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Sell it to me? Eh, I want to save quite a bit of money then buy a nice GPU like something in the next gen AMD cards when they come out or a 970.. Maybe a 980.. But I know by the time I can afford a good GPU, the new AMD cards will be out by then.


 

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you can use the 970 and 660 ti together in blender for some 3D scene editing


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Hello ! 

 

I bought a GTX 970 Strix not so long ago so I have a 660Ti sitting on my shelf and I was wondering what I could do with it instead of trying to find a buyer.

 

I thought about using it for PhysX but I don't think the games I'm playing right now has it. (AC Unity, Farcry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition)

 

Maybe I could fold a bit on it ? I can't mine cryptocurrencies, it's way too hard now so I might as well contribute to research.

 

Any other ideas ? I also have a 7790 in my other computer that I could replace with the 660 Ti and use this one instead for the other tasks if it performs better in certain cases, this PC isn't used for gaming.

Make it a HTPC or Steam OS, something like that. Or build a mid range gaming PC and give to a poor friend, then have fan with him. :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

you can use the 970 and 660 ti together in blender for some 3D scene editing

I can combine their power in certain professional applications ? Interesting... Now I just need to not suck at art work/3D modelling.


CPU : Intel Core i7 3960X, Mobo : X79-UD3, Memory : 4x4GB Vengeance Black Memory 1600MHz, GPU : Asus GTX 970 Strix, Case : Switch 810 Matte Black, Storage : 256GB Samsung 830 SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, PSU : Thermaltake 750W 80+ Bronze, Displays : 3x Asus 1080p Screens, Cooling : Corsair H100i, Keyboard : Logitech G710+, Mouse : Madcat Cyborg R.A.T.7, Sound : Sennheiser HD598, V-Moda Crossfade LP, Logitech Z-5500, HMD : Oculus Rift CV1

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Why don't you try to OC it on LN2? Just for the lolz. It'll be fun I guess.


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