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Looking for the right video card - Sony Movie Studio & ARMA 3

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March 13, 2013 1:45:52 AM

Hello.

I am in the market for a video card, an EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked. I was wondering how much I should expect to pay for a used one so as to not feel ripped off. I own one and paid $315 for it about a year ago.

Thanks.
Anonymous
March 13, 2013 2:19:28 AM

I would say $150-$175 i wouldnt pay much more then $175
March 13, 2013 2:36:02 AM

Wow! $175 sounds pretty low. The one I have my eye on is being offered for $220.

This is the model # and specs for the card I want: (Used) $220
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 012-P3-1572-AR

This is the model # and specs for a similar card: (New) $320
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/HDMI/Display Port SLI Ready Graphics Card, 012-P3-1573-KR

I like the used one because it is the model with the enclosed fan that blows the hot air out of the back of the case and the ""new" one doesn't.

How does $220 sound?

Question:
Do used video cards have a warranty or is it only for the initial buyer?
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March 13, 2013 3:28:13 AM

I wouldnt pay $220 when i see a ton floating around for under $200 on ebay.I would barely pay $220 for a used gtx 580.Not sure sli 2 1280 mb vram cards is a wize choise to be honest.I could even feel my gtx 480's sli starting to cripple somewhat with the 1536 mb those had.Im not trying to talk you out of anything only that if it were me i wouldnt pay more then $175 for one used.heres a new one for 194$ and that was the first card i looked at can probably find cheaper http://www.ebay.com/itm/GeForce-GTX-570-1280MB-DDR5-PCI...
March 13, 2013 3:59:37 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking for a very specific EVGA GTX 570. I'll keep the prices in mind as I continue to search.
March 13, 2013 8:49:10 PM

Ok. I'll definitely keep a watch for that lower price range. From what I have seen though, the 570s available in those price ranges look almost burnt and are usually coming off of an SLI setup that was heavily used - probably overclocked. The "like new" 570s run about $200-250. I bought my card about a year ago and it is in mint condition, I wouldn't sell it for under $200. Thanks for the input. I'm in no rush, I'll continue to window shop heavily.
June 6, 2013 5:26:50 PM

Hello tomshardware.

I still haven't found the right card.

Here are my computer specs:
Case: Corsair 300R
Power Supply: Corsair AX750
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: i7 2700K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Graphics Card: None
Hard Disk Drive 1: WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
Solid State Drive 1: Crucial M4 128GB
Optical Drive 1: Lite On DVDRW IHAS 424 98
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit

I do a lot of HD video editing and am interested in playing ARMA 3. Video editing (Rendering) is far more important than gaming to me. What I read was that the 500 series was better at rendering than the 600 series, that the new GTX cards being put out are more for gaming than computing.
So my questions are:
How true is that? Is this also the case with the 700 series?
Can my cpu/motherboard take advantage of the newer 600/700 series GTX cards?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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