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How to buy a used video card?

So I'm meeting someone tommorow at their house to buy a MSI HD 6950 2GB twin frozr III+ a 750W PSU for $250. Now I'm wondering what I need to know about it before going there to buy it, and how to tell if its faulty or something like that. :o
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  1. make them play a game or run a benchmark with it in their computer first. then caveat emptor
  2. shin0bi272 said:
    make them play a game or run a benchmark with it in their computer first. then caveat emptor



    can you give me an example to get him to run a benchmark like a google link for me please and thank you.


    I should go print 1/2 the money online and mix it with the real money
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    just jk
  3. Are you sure thats a deal? I know its the twin II and not the III, but it is new, comes with a game, a warranty, but its only $18 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127562

    Even the TF III is only $38 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

    I'm not sure its worth $250 used.
  4. 4745454b said:
    Are you sure thats a deal? I know its the twin II and not the III, but it is new, comes with a game, a warranty, but its only $18 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127562

    Even the TF III is only $38 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

    I'm not sure its worth $250 used.

    He said he is getting a 750w PSU as well for the $250. Depending on the brand of the PSU it could be a quite a decent deal.

    @OP: Something like Furmark is meant to stress test a video card(and a PSU I guess) so it would be a good thing to use to make sure the card is in good shape.
    http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
  5. Wow, somehow I missed that bit about the PSU. NM then....
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    have him install and run this its free and should put the card through its paces
    http://unigine.com/products/heaven/
  7. Alright thanks a lot guys
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  9. lol also remind them that if it breaks as soon as you get it home you know where they live LMAO
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