What's your fallback card?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Simplyfun, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 n00bie

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    My backup card would be a GTX 1080 that is in my HTPC.

    If I'm really desperate I just use my wife's 5K iMac... I know, I know.... (It's my backup Rocket League machine when the HTPC is in use and I don't want to hang out in the office)
     
  2. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Nothing wrong with a Mac as long as you didn't pay for it ;).
     
  3. Simplyfun

    Simplyfun Gawd

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    How many have you stolen?
     
  4. kekewons

    kekewons n00bie

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    MX440. Seriously, and there is no fallback about it because I'm typing this on it right now. It's the only thing I have working until I get my new build finished this weekend.

    The card that's going into THAT is a six-year old MSI NGTX580 Lightning, which should get me driving again (@1080P), so that's the real fallback for actually running a game. :D Only temporary though, until I figure out which GTX 1080 Ti I want to buy.
     
  5. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I used Macs all the time at the first university I attended. But more to the point, the person I replied to said the Mac was his wife's.
     
  6. Simplyfun

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    First it, was a total tease . Second, when my wife buys something, it's still not free, even to me. Half of everything she spends is mine and same the other way around.

    Guess I could say I got a half priced MAC if she bought one. Hmmm. Half priced new truck is suddenly looking really good.
     
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  7. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 n00bie

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    Oops.... I did pay for it. Was my highest priced computer purchase ever in 2014.. $2500 plus $200 more for 32GB ram. That record was broken by an additional 4k last year on my x99 box.

    I'm now a double sinner and own an iPad Pro too... Damn YOU Apple!

    If it helps though, I am probably the last person on earth still rocking an MS Phone (950xl).

    I'll see myself out :)


    Check out the Asus Strix... 20 degrees cooler than the 1080 it replaced in my main box.
     
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  8. dice144

    dice144 n00bie

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    Just got two 1070 for SLI Ryzen rig. My backup card is either the 1060 in my HTPC or my 290x in a box on the shelf.
     
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  9. Simmonz

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    I have an RX460 I keep in a PC that I use for testing new distros I could use. Used to be this R9 270 was my fallback but had to sell my GTX 980 and RX480 to pay bills.
     
  10. staknhalo

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    GTX 650Ti Boost 2GB, or 750Ti 2GB (that's used as PhysX card ATM).
     
  11. Centauri

    Centauri [H]ard|Gawd

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    My fallback WAS a 2GB Radeon R7 250 but I find it really can't play anything so I picked up a 4GB RX 560 from Best Buy last week to tide me over until either Vega hits or the mining boom slows down.
     
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  12. viper_0307

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    The discounted Open Box deals at local Micro Center. Picked up an open box EVGA GTX 950 last April for $93 and came with a $25 MIR. Else it will be integrated graphics.
     
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  13. Simplyfun

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    Jelly; that's a great price for that card.
     
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  14. Caedo

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    GT 520 master race!
     
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  15. Mojo3k70

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    If (for some odd reason) both of my 970s go down, I have a GTX 660 in the guest PC. if THAT one goes down, there is a GTS 450 in the closet .
     
  16. exlink

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    I have an extra GTX 970 if the GTX 1070 decides to crap itself.
     
  17. UrielDagda

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    GTX 780 that I just replaced.
     
  18. scojer

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    The GTX 570 I just upgraded from.
     
  19. Sturmangriff

    Sturmangriff Limp Gawd

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    GTX 780 is my fallback card with a 7950 as the backup to the fallback.
     
  20. Simplyfun

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    You seriously don't want to be down.
     
  21. doz

    doz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Fallback cards?

    This is [H]. Buy a new damn card. If your current card breaks, its time for an upgrade. Man up.
     
  22. Bomber

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    I have a 6950 1gb (ugh) and a 560Ti 448 Core as backups. here's hoping they are never needed.
     
  23. Charlie_D

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    The only card I have that isn't in use would be a GTX 260... but who am I kidding? If my video card died, I'd buy a complete new system. Perfect excuse!
     
  24. Comixbooks

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    You really don't need a fallback card I mean who the hell wants to downgrade anyway to something from 2013? My backup plan is my cellphone.
    For the longest time I almost needed another working computer to get by cause cellphones sucked say 10 years ago.
     
  25. Simplyfun

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    You almost nailed it. This is in fact [H] . I have a room full of hardware , among them are video cards. There's some unopened 290x's and 1060's and 1070's in there too. But those aren't my fallback cards.

    I mean who here doesn't have at least one giant box of shit they keep just in case they need something RIGHT FFING NOW.
     
  26. /dev/null

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    My windows box has 1070 SLI which is now doing mining. My backup "gaming" rig is my linux box - 1060/6G. I generally play older games so it should be fine. I also have an R9-290, GTX 680 (4G), GTX 670, HD 6850, HD 6870 (2G) as well. I'm going to put the 290/680 in another mining box I think...
     
  27. trentchau

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    Mine is a 1070 that's currently in the HTPC. I've found with my gaming I don't really require more power than a 980ti or a 1070 so happily got rid of my 1080 and actually had zero desires to go to the 1080ti.
     
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  28. Wyodiver

    Wyodiver Gawd

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    Well, if my GTX 750 dies, it's either fall back to my GT610 1GB or Quadro 295 256MB.

    I'm hoping that my 750 doesn't up and die any time soon.
     
  29. AltTabbins

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    I have a gtx 260 I bought used here on the forum.
     
  30. spine

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    Right, but in the mean time while you're waiting for that new card to arrive...
     
  31. Sircolby45

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    My fallback card is a 680. It was a 780, but that one died. (RIP)
     
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  32. IcePickFreak

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    A HD7850 with a 120mm case fan zip-tied to the heatsink. Well, it was my backup card, but I sold my RX480 so it's back in action now.
     
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  33. Simplyfun

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    LOL people are getting desperate :)
     
  34. CompletelyBrokn

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    I use a gtx 280. I'm about to have to use it now since I'm borrowing my daughters 7850 and plan to give it back. I'm still looking for a new card. Anybody have a 780 Ti or similar they want to sell?