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July 18, 2012 9:26:14 PM

My buddy bought an HD 5870 off of Ebay to crossfire with his existing system.

It was a new/other listing, as it was pulled from a Dell Alienware. I guess it's just a reference model.

Anyway, he got it in today and the mount is bent. The bracket that you use to mount to the case. It isn't bent bad, and the screw areas are intact and he says he can still mount it. Otherwise, the card looks great.

He has reason to believe it happened during shipping, as there is a hole in the packaging.

He is worried that whatever damaged the mount could have caused some kind of unseen damage in the card. I told him that it's a Dell built card, and he is better off keeping it (it cost him $200, and it is new) because it's built well. I told him that chances are, if something is going to go wrong from blunt damage, it would more likely than not go wrong within the first month. I am well aware that's not always the case, but I'm not interested in the "what ifs", I just want to know what you think he should do.

Thanks.

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a c 197 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 9:35:57 PM

I would just test the card to see if it works/boots
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 9:43:28 PM

Test it, but your friend was ripped off. That card isn't worth more than $130 new.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 9:47:06 PM

And yea 200 is way too much. Didnt notice that part.
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July 18, 2012 11:22:13 PM

Yeah, he could have gotten it for $150 but chose buy now.

He was intent on buying one new and he didn't really have a choice; there are literally 0 new 5870s available online.

I told him to just test it.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 11:26:52 PM

Yea he could just test it.
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July 18, 2012 11:48:03 PM

Thanks guys.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 11:57:09 PM

No prob.
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July 19, 2012 3:33:08 AM

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