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Anyone has bought used graphic card from amazon?

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March 20, 2014 9:47:31 AM

Look at this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00DHW4HS4/ref=s...

At my budged i can afford that one that sells amazon used, what do you guys think? Because i can afford an r9270 only with this budged and the 760 is better!
a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2014 12:04:22 PM

I have bought used cards (old 460) and didn't have any problem. Considering r9 270x is just 7% slower than gtx 760, I would go with new 270x.
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March 20, 2014 12:19:39 PM

Just keep in mind, you don't know what they used that card for. Did they take care of it? Did they let it overheat? Did they accidentally knock their computer over? If it was me, I'd look for refurbished cards instead of straight used. At least then there's a bit more security.
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March 20, 2014 5:46:57 PM

KevinAr18 said:
For those prices, it's not worth it. You can buy a new GTX 760 for almost that same price:

$230 ($250 - $20 rebate) PNY GTX 760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$240 - Zotac GTX 760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unfortunately i only have 223$ to spend right now!
pyr0_m4n said:
Just keep in mind, you don't know what they used that card for. Did they take care of it? Did they let it overheat? Did they accidentally knock their computer over? If it was me, I'd look for refurbished cards instead of straight used. At least then there's a bit more security.


You're right mate that's basically my thoughts before asking here!
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March 20, 2014 6:00:06 PM

ricky_skyline said:
Unfortunately i only have 223$ to spend right now!

In that case you could go with a new R9 270X... it gets pretty close to the GTX 760's performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


BTW, I kind of agree with the risks in buying a used video card. You have no idea how badly they might have messed up the card trying to do overclocks, modding, custom heatsinks, whatever. If you found someone (maybe in a forum) who just likes to upgrade a lot and wanted to sell it to get some money back, maybe that *might* be more acceptable.
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March 20, 2014 6:08:26 PM

KevinAr18 said:
ricky_skyline said:
Unfortunately i only have 223$ to spend right now!

In that case you could go with a new R9 270X... it gets pretty close to the GTX 760's performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


BTW, I kind of agree with the risks in buying a used video card. You have no idea how badly they might have messed up the card trying to do overclocks, modding, custom heatsinks, whatever. If you found someone (maybe in a forum) who just likes to upgrade a lot and wanted to sell it to get some money back, maybe that *might* be more acceptable.


What about this one? I think is a good price! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 20, 2014 6:15:10 PM

ricky_skyline said:
What about this one? I think is a good price! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seems fine. A lot of people get the PowerColor ones.
BTW, just as a side note. Two features you will not get with an AMD card is Nvidia's Shadowplay that lets you record video of games with less of a performance loss than most recording software... and Nvidia's G-sync, which is something for special monitors, which you probably will never buy. :)  But other than that, considering the price and performance, it seems good.
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March 20, 2014 6:18:42 PM

Its PowerColor a good brand? And what about overcloking that card with stock cooling system?
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March 20, 2014 6:47:50 PM

ricky_skyline said:
Its PowerColor a good brand? And what about overcloking that card with stock cooling system?

I guess it's more like the baseline? It's neither bad, nor is it a super high end brand.
Or maybe I'm thinking of Sapphire and not PowerColor. :) 

As for overclocking, I don't suspect it's gonna be a big overclocker ... overclocking might be better in another brand and/or maybe even a different model GPU, so you would mostly be buying it for stock speed performance vs other GPUs.
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