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Price check - Refurbished NVIDIA branded reference GTX 560 Ti

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March 13, 2012 8:28:16 PM

Hi guys,

I've got an unopened GTX560 Ti, NVIDIA branded and refurbished, card only. Just wondering - how much would this be worth? If it's worth my time to sell, I will make a post with pics about it. I bought it a little while back when I saw a sale but have since changed my mind (a bulky desktop isn't too suitable for a student with frequent internships that require relocation)...

Cheers
March 13, 2012 10:13:27 PM

i bought my nvidia reference board a couple months agao NEW for 239.99. So a refurbished might be able to sell for 200. How much did you pay for them?
March 13, 2012 10:49:55 PM

Think I need to add a disclaimer.

The item was purchased from the internal Gear Store of NVIDIA. I am a current employee of NVIDIA Corporation, and views / opinions / facts aforementioned or anywhere in this thread are personally from me and in no way represent NVIDIA.

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March 13, 2012 10:53:06 PM

As such, also, I am unable to disclose the purchase price (may violate some agreement or other with the company), sorry about that!
March 14, 2012 12:02:36 AM

A refurbished card (still sealed in its packaging) should go for $175 shipped, assuming it's reference.
March 14, 2012 12:11:06 AM

Thanks for the help everyone.

Guess in some sense I shouldn't have bought it, was an impulse buy. I then sized up how big a case and PSU I would have needed... and figured that would add too much to my luggage. Okay, I will go and create a thread.

By the way, are reference cards better in some sense? By reference, I mean the card looks exactly like this:

http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/...
March 14, 2012 12:30:53 AM

min2209 said:
Thanks for the help everyone.

Guess in some sense I shouldn't have bought it, was an impulse buy. I then sized up how big a case and PSU I would have needed... and figured that would add too much to my luggage. Okay, I will go and create a thread.

By the way, are reference cards better in some sense? By reference, I mean the card looks exactly like this:

http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/...


It means that the card won't be a cheap counterpart, but it's also not an advanced version of the card. Also, it means that it has the normal screw layout in case you want to add aftermarket cooling to it. What is the current system that you have now, and what is your upgrade budget?
March 14, 2012 12:51:17 AM

jaguarmatt said:
It means that the card won't be a cheap counterpart, but it's also not an advanced version of the card. Also, it means that it has the normal screw layout in case you want to add aftermarket cooling to it. What is the current system that you have now, and what is your upgrade budget?


Ooh, I see. I have an Acer 3820TG which is a 13" laptop that I can pack up and go. Runs an i3 with an HD 5650M, good enough for someone that plays the likes of CS: S. As for budget... the main budget is weight and space. I need to be able to pack the thing up and hit the road, which is too difficult with a desktop. A little while back I was looking into an mATX format, but even that was big and bulky...
March 14, 2012 12:59:34 AM

Then why not just go MITX? If it's for gaming, just pick up an i3 2100, a decent 500w PSU, H61/H67 MITX motherboard, and an MITX case? You'll be able to play games at medium to high settings at 1920x1080 with a setup like that.
March 14, 2012 2:45:28 AM

I looked... but still too big and chunky. I thought I should just stick with laptops. Besides, even if I bought all the parts for a powerful desktop I'd still just be playing 5+ year old games like Warcraft 3 and Counterstrike on it. Probably not worth it in that case.

Thanks again for help everyone - opened a thread for selling. Hope people will be interested :) 
March 14, 2012 9:20:30 PM

You can usually find 3830TGs (the successor to your laptop) relatively cheap now, and if you wait a bit you'll be able to get the next model for about the same price.
March 15, 2012 12:09:01 AM

Ya, I saw the successor. They did away with the unique design of the 3820 though, which swapped the optical drive out for a second dedicated fan for the GPU, which is the key reason the 3820 runs so cool and has so much OC'ing room. The 3830 is notorious for thermal throttling.
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