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Hello, just bought a used r9 290, got a question

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June 12, 2014 10:57:45 AM

Hey once more, I have bought a used r9 290 sapphire tri-x on ebay, it was used for 2-3 weeks for cryptocurrency mining, how will the life and performance be affected by this use ? im not really familiar with mining anyway. Thanks guys !

page for reference http://www.ebay.com/itm/161334963711?_trksid=p2059210.m...

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June 12, 2014 11:33:35 AM

I have yet to see any hard data on this. They run them full bore 24/7 in mining operations I do believe. I think you will be part of a large experiment and hopefully the data will start coming in from this experiment as time goes on. If I knew for sure the 'less than two weeks' was real I think I would go for it.
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June 12, 2014 11:57:59 AM

I bought a reference 290x that was used for 2 months mining and thus far it runs great! Now, how the life span is affected no one knows. I imagine 2 weeks probably has 0 effect on it. And graphics cards can last as long as 10 years before they wear out. Even if mining abuse cut the life of a card in half, to 5 years, the card would be obsolete by that time.

These miners dumping their cards at low prices are great for gamers.
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June 12, 2014 12:23:11 PM

I see there is one card left from this seller. The cynic in me wonders if 'trolling troll' is the guy selling:) 
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June 12, 2014 1:28:51 PM

lol no its not XD, I would never sell anything online because I would have to package N shit.
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