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June 2, 2010 4:12:55 PM

My friend bought a HD5970 from a guy on craigslist. Didn't come in a box, only had bubble wrap. I saw it and it doesn't look like any 5970 I have seen before.




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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 4:18:19 PM

err, which part?
from it's sticker i can read it clearly that is HD 5970...

It has 2xDVI 2xTV-SUB 1xMiniDisplayPort 1xDisplayPort.
Did i missed something?
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June 2, 2010 4:37:56 PM

I've been looking at the XFX 5970 line and they only have one model and that is the Black Edition model. This doesn't have that label...
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June 2, 2010 4:40:38 PM

Its the right size at least. The port config will depend on who the OEM is. I can't read the box or see whats on the card panel.


EDIT: actually isn't this more the size of a 5850? Whats it detect as?
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June 2, 2010 4:44:14 PM

I will put some more pics later. I told my friend to try it out, but he's apprehensive.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 4:58:34 PM

WOW... Am i mistake, or my eyes gone crazy?
Is that the same card with the OP picture? :) 
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June 2, 2010 5:00:37 PM

that looks more like the size of the 5770
edit; i am confident that he has been duped.That isnt a 5970, IT IS A HD5770 :ouch: 
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 5:05:45 PM

Yes, as far as i know, HD5970 is a long, very long card...
To OP: how much do your friend bought that card?
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June 2, 2010 5:08:44 PM

Stick it in a machine and see how it detects. I am curious to see if they did more than just change the paint job.

Also, point us at the craiglist ad.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 5:12:52 PM

Did your friend at least do some research to know that all 5970s are at least 13 inches long? O_o
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 5:14:35 PM

Big Crime...
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June 2, 2010 5:16:28 PM

ring up the A-Team boys!!
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June 2, 2010 5:27:06 PM

Takes me back to the old Pentium 66 / 90 / 100 / 120 days. never really knew what you were getting.

Diverse: I hope you didn't tell him to buy it at such a good price! That would suck.
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June 2, 2010 5:38:11 PM

lol, probably not the best Idea to treat a card like that.... he has his hand on the connections. Wow talk about suckage, getting the wrong card. I ordered a amd quadcore for my friend 655 I think it was, they sent me a 955.... I didn't complain. ;D
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June 2, 2010 5:40:14 PM

atotalnoob, he didn't just get the wrong card, they remarked it. think criminal.
(OMG! and he should have a static discharge strap on too...jeesh)
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June 2, 2010 6:13:21 PM

Well that is just terrible. He bought it for $650. I knew that something was up because of the size and since my friend isn't all that great with GPUs in general, he didn't know either. Anyways my friend picked up the card from the guy's house and he had his phone number. We called him 20 minutes ago, told him what was up and we basically told him that either he refunds or we take legal action. He said to meet up with him tomorrow and get this all sorted out.

Thanks a lot guys, you just did my buddy a huge favor.
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June 2, 2010 6:18:39 PM

Break his evil little knee caps.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 7:06:27 PM

canadian69 said:
Break his evil little knee caps.



+1

People like that deserve no mercy.

I hope it goes smooth for ya bud. At least you have a face/name to this criminal POS.
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 4:21:10 AM

yeh, the MRSP price of a 5970 is $600 - I suggest you wait till the price stablizes or get a 5850 or 5870 instead. (Or Xfire two 5850s, which performs equal to a 5970)

The cheapest 5850 goes for $290, while the cheapest 5870 goes for $380 from what I've seen.
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June 3, 2010 6:25:09 AM

Is your place doesn't people sell HD5970..?

Buy from another man CAN... If you trust and know that man dude.

Now if this happen, nothing you can do unless you know his place..
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 6:28:26 AM

Can anyone else visibly see where the '7' was changed to a '9' on that card ? 5770 >5970 that easy. What a scam.
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June 3, 2010 6:44:11 AM

lol, i have a 5970 sitting in front of me right now, that ain't one haha...
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 9:04:08 AM

Atotalnoob said:
lol, probably not the best Idea to treat a card like that.... he has his hand on the connections. Wow talk about suckage, getting the wrong card. I ordered a amd quadcore for my friend 655 I think it was, they sent me a 955.... I didn't complain. ;D



Agreed, take your hands of the circuit board and the connections, that is like asking for the card to get fried with static electricity.

Only touch the metal in the front of the card, the cooler and the edges of the card when handling it.
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 9:44:25 AM

The quickest way was to check whether there were two GPUs or not by looking at the back of the graphics card, lol. Hope it all works out.
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June 3, 2010 12:26:07 PM

Feel sorry that happen to you... Next time do not buy from internet offer unless you really trusted about it... But you still can use that Graphic Card for playing game... :-)
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June 3, 2010 12:41:53 PM

I would take legal action anyways AFTER getting the refund. Wtf. Hes just gonna try again. Save some other poor sap and report his actions to authoritys :[ lol.
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June 9, 2010 2:12:44 AM

ashkaji said:
I would take legal action anyways AFTER getting the refund. Wtf. Hes just gonna try again. Save some other poor sap and report his actions to authoritys :[ lol.

Totally right! you need to do something against him. You should only buy things from people you trust, and insist on trying it out in your computer first. (maybe have him come to your house.) Or bring your computer to a local Starbucks I did that once, I was getting a 4970 I think it was. And it was a desktop... they were fine with it.)
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June 9, 2010 7:30:34 AM

LOL im bookmarking this let me know how it goes =/
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June 9, 2010 4:19:15 PM

sue him man!!
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June 11, 2010 4:11:44 PM

If he can find that man to sue.... If not just pray to god for that bad man can get a very.2 bad luck...:-)
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June 11, 2010 7:46:16 PM

still nothing? =/
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