What do you guys do with all the hardware you review ?
Each year Guru3D.com tests hundreds of products. After we reviewed the items often the hardware is send back to the manufacturer or rotated to other reviewers. However a lot of hardware however does not need to be returned as shipping and importing back exceeds the cost price, or due to the simple fact that a manufacturer doesn't want it back. Such hardware is used in our office for test systems and future articles. Next to that all reference graphics cards stay in house so that we can update articles and post our game performance articles. The rest ends up as unused inventory.
Why this information page ?
There's not a day that goes by that somebody is contacting us asking if they can purchase hardware from us, we want to be clear and transparent about it. We do not sell hardware that we reviewed to individuals, do not even bother asking us. Every so often inventory exceeds storage capacity with hardware that we have no use for. We could throw inventory away, however decided to put it to good use. The items are given to a re-seller/dealer to be sold at places like ebay/marktplaats. From these sales (which is outsourced and we are not involved in) we donate all the proceedings to ‘Stichting Kika’ based in the Netherlands.
What is Stichting Kika ?
Kika is an organization that helps out children with cancer. Each and every year over half a thousand children here in the Netherlands alone get diagnosed with cancer. We have chosen Kika as they help affected children by offering a nice fun day to forget all their sorrow and pain. But this organization also helps in the development and research in the fight against this horrible illness. Please give Kika (Kids with cancer) a visit here and if you can, make a donation.
Why ‘Stichting Kika’ ?
The editor in chief of Guru3D.com lost both his father and sister to cancer, both died at relatively young age. Something that most people have to deal with at one point in their lives as cancer is the #1 cause of death by illness these days. It is even worse when that happens to children. Guru3D tries to do its part, we actively evangelize cancer research and prevention. This website strongly believes in helping wherever we can to fight this killing disease. Within this context Guru3D.com created the United Devices folding team that later on evolved into the Folding@home team. Dozens of active users have participated and donate compute time. Currently we rank on the world global top 50 chart, crunching data to investigate the most complex diseased like cancer. Next to that money is needed, all proceeding revenue as mentioned above, are donated to Kika.