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Thoughts on new vs. Craigslist video cards

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May 23, 2011 3:54:50 AM

Is it worth it to spend the extra $$ on a new video card w/warranty, being unused. Or save some $$ and buy used locally?

There's a couple cards on my local CL in Boise that seem to be a decent deal... an XFX HD 4850 for $50 that supposedly has a lifetime warranty that will get replaced if anything ever happens. And a pair of SLI gt 9800 for $100...

Thoughts and opinions on new vs. used? Trying to stay around or under $100 for a card for Photoshop/casual gaming.
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May 23, 2011 3:57:17 AM

The XFX will probably be transfered to you, thats part of the a double lifetim warranty.

I would buy new, but those are pretty decent deals.

If you are allowed to make sure they work first, and they come with documents seems good to me.

A 4850 is aroudn a GTS 250 in performance so depending on your resolution it is alright for casual gaming.
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May 23, 2011 10:21:43 PM

Will that fit in an Asus M2N-E mobo?
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May 24, 2011 1:54:22 AM

If you have PCI-E then you can run it.
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