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September 19, 2012 3:58:44 AM

Does anyone have experience with this? A guy is locally selling 2 EVGA gtx 670's for 300 each. Supposedly, they are only a week old. Has all the boxes manuals, etc...

Will EVGA transfer the products warranty to me upon purchase?

What is a good method to test the cards?

Is it worth the risk to save the money? This way, I could get SLI gtx 670 for 600 dollars, no tax. Thats a steal for sure.
September 19, 2012 3:59:20 AM

This might be in the incorrect forum, if it is, I'm sorry. Wasn't sure where to put it.
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 4:16:14 AM

Good value but i would be careful doing so. Id like to see them working if they are used. Or even if they he says they arent as he could have just put them back in the boxes.
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September 19, 2012 4:31:29 AM

Well he has a picture of them inside of his case, so I assume that we could test it on his computer. What program could I use?

And what of the warranty?
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 4:39:20 AM

Whatever program you want really, just to make sure they arent broken. Play a game with afterburner running or something, ensure both cards are good too. Seems a bit weird selling two cards after using them for a week. Has he listed a reason for selling?
I would imagine the warrant, I assume that will follow you, as you dont tend to register for them anymore, just have the documentation that came with it, maybe even proof of purchase would help. Id like someone to back me up here before you take my word on it however.
September 19, 2012 4:48:57 AM

I read up on EVGA. Warranty covers the product, not the purchaser. All I have to do it buy the car, I can RMA from the serial number alone.

He has a picture with three of them in his case, he is selling two. Maybe he realized how stupid he was to tri-sli some 670's.

He has not listed any reason for selling them.

How would I ensure that they are good? Run msi after burner and run something like 3dmark11? What would I be looking for in afterburner, specifically?

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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 4:56:39 AM
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My main hesitation here was that he had OC'd them and fried it or something. Id want to make sure they can actually run. Ensure that whatever you see isnt from the card he is keeping also. Afterburner and 3dmark11 should give you a good idea, if you can run them at the same time, i had issues doing so. 3Dmark11 will give you an idea of the sound and heat that they are causing. Id ask for a reason though, dont assume innocence.
September 19, 2012 5:04:03 AM

I'll text him right now asking him. Like I said, "supposedly" bought them a week ago.
September 19, 2012 5:06:58 AM

There is also a guy selling a 670 for 340$, still in original plastic. He never opened his RMA(first one died on him) I only needed one, so ill ask him too
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 5:08:22 AM

What type of 670's are these?
September 19, 2012 5:09:03 AM

evga...reference i would assume. nothing special about them, just run of the mill 670s
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 5:12:12 AM

even from this other seller?
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September 19, 2012 5:13:37 AM

If the card breaks you can always RMA it to EVGA. I bought my 560ti 448 cores FTW off of a guy for $150 on craigslist, he didn't register it so I did. It shows up with the 3 year warranty, and if it breaks I can RMA it!
September 19, 2012 5:16:33 AM

The other seller is selling a pny version . "enthusiast edition"
September 19, 2012 5:21:30 AM

amuffin said:
If the card breaks you can always RMA it to EVGA. I bought my 560ti 448 cores FTW off of a guy for $150 on craigslist, he didn't register it so I did. It shows up with the 3 year warranty, and if it breaks I can RMA it!


thats what I was thinking..but this pny has a lifetime warranty and is still inbox new. i think that is worth another 40$..but as long as he hasnt registered the card yet, because lifetime only applies to OP, not second hand buyer.
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 5:26:29 AM

I would have thought if it was the result of an RMA it would already be under his name.
September 19, 2012 5:26:41 AM

He needs money for a motorcycle. o.0
September 19, 2012 5:29:03 AM

Burgies said:
I would have thought if it was the result of an RMA it would already be under his name.


I actually confused that with another listing, which was a GTX 680. He bought this card from FRYS, never opened it.
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 5:30:31 AM

Its your choice, just make sure if you buy somethings thats used you inspect and test it, and see it performing as expected under load.
September 19, 2012 5:36:56 AM

hell sell them to me for 275 ea :o 
September 19, 2012 5:44:45 AM

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