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Question Regarding Open Box Items

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June 28, 2012 6:47:42 PM

Hey guys. I have run into a great deal on some video cards that are $60-$150 cheaper for open box items.

Now I would never buy a Used or Refurbished Video card, but open box normally just means the seal was broken and cannot be sold as new, what do you guys think, would I be smart to buy an open box item?
June 28, 2012 6:59:04 PM

Open box can be manufacturer Refurbish and or Customer return. to buy one? well i guess for me it would depend on the brand and site that is selling it and how much of a deal are you getting etc.

so it might be worth it
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June 28, 2012 7:12:13 PM

Hmmm well its a 6850 for $85.... or a GTX 560 for $100
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June 28, 2012 7:15:50 PM

I would for sure get the gtx 560 over the 6850 i have a 560 myself and i love it
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June 28, 2012 7:17:05 PM

Benchmark wise the 6850 is higher, im not to sure, is it worth taking the risk? Its under warranty so I guess worst case scenario I send it back.
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June 28, 2012 7:18:28 PM

What brand is the 560?

I have read that the 560 is better and then i have read the 6850 is better. i never had a 6850 so i can only say that i have had no probs at all with the 560 and it plays my games fantastic that and for me it seems to stay at a nice cool temp when playing any of my games which is nice
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June 28, 2012 7:21:12 PM

Open box is usually fine, plus you get a warranty. You will usually know when something is bad within a few days.

I got a socket 1366 ASUS board for $80 shipped open box and it works great.
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June 28, 2012 7:59:01 PM

They tell you not to epect everything that normally comes with the product. Mine came like new. I ws so sweet. I'm looking for open box items from now on.
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