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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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Neuroses
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So, a PCI-E GeForce 7100GS popped all but 2 caps, and immolated a ceramic inductor. I'm guessing the card wanted slightly more power than the PSU could cleanly supply, but what do I know.

Anyway, my boss saw it and chucked it in the trash.

yAy! Free Project! Lowest-end new replacements were about $40. I thought, "well, I could recap this." and priced out my parts. I'd be in the hole about $6 for a $40 card, right?

Well, no. eBay says I could get a replacement for $13.50.

I like a challenge, but I'm also lazy and cheap.

Anyway, I don't actually have a NEED for a new card. The system it came out of is a headless Linux box, and someone left an old PCI TNT2 card laying in the computer room. Woot.