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Twistzz | 
Asia LiuCrystal 
are used GPUs worth it? say something like a used 1080ti that you can get at half its old price in 2021 cause its really hard to afford a good fresh gpu rn what are the chances of the money going down the drain?
2021-09-25 12:04
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I don't trust any used stuff when it comes to electronics etc. Only thing i would buy used are books.
2021-09-25 12:05
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i mean yeah books is 100% safe although they're not overpriced anyway
2021-09-25 12:06
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Hong Kong Shazil
books and cars for me
2021-09-25 12:39
electronics are probably the safest thing to buy used, even safer than books. lmao
2021-09-25 12:44
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2021-09-25 12:46
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2021-09-25 12:52
I bought used gpu 560ti, but it was pre cryptos boom. Now I'm not sure.
2021-09-25 12:52
cpu that cannot be overclocked is fine to buy used- i have 2 of them and they are working fine-bought the first one 6 years ago,the second one 3 years ago
2021-09-25 13:09
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Germany fanok
I would recommend you to ask the seller to show you the Card working in your PC, then you won't be at least scammed by buying a non-working Card. (This is of course only viable if it's a local seller)
2021-09-25 12:10
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well it still can be just reballed and break in a couple of days, so rng
2021-09-25 12:18
#4
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Australia B_Tannen
Depends how good the deal is.
2021-09-25 12:09
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well i gave an example in the post like an old but not that old card like 1080ti at half msrp isnt that too good to be true
2021-09-25 12:11
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#38
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Australia B_Tannen
That’s such a good deal. If you feel comfortable going for it I would.
2021-09-25 12:56
half of msrp for 1080ti? 350$ for it? At these times when gpus are massively overpriced? Instabuy.
2021-09-25 12:11
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yeah sounds like an instabuy but im curious about hte rate of failure 350$ is still not a small investment
2021-09-25 12:21
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that's the risk you take could last years or could last weeks,
2021-09-25 12:38
the biggest failure you can get in a gpu is the fan breaking which you can easily repair with a little know how.
2021-09-25 12:43
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as long as the person using it has noticed the broken fan and has not cooked the GPU
2021-09-25 13:00
Lmao stfu
2021-09-25 13:38
#52
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Europe SigmaMale
But my card melted
2021-09-25 14:45
depend to who you buy it ? if it's a regular guy who just play and do normal stuff you can go. if you are concerned about something. if you buy it just open it, repaste with some good thermal paste like gryzzly/kingping or other good brand. clean it and it's gonna be ok. after if she come from to a farm of crypto shit, it's not a big deal but you never know how they have use her so. youtube.com/watch?v=Lhlt3QoTStI in this vid you see the diff between two cards. one new and other one 1.5yo of mining 3fps diff in avg but much higher temps ( you need to repast it and clean it ) so you can go
2021-09-25 12:12
its kinda rng i guess, some of them might be used for mining a friend of mine bought a used rx580 like 4 years ago for 140$ and it still works, even overclocked for a bit, now it costs around 730$ here
2021-09-25 12:16
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does being used for mining make it worse? my 750ti is 5 years old now and ive used it a lot but it doesnt run any worse than before
2021-09-25 12:23
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mining wears gpu down less than gaming does. Gaming means constant changes to GPU load, which is more taxing on hardware than consistent mining.
2021-09-25 12:34
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so if it was taken care of, it is probably still good right?
2021-09-25 12:34
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It's good if there is no artifacting. Otherwise there is stuff you can do to bring it back in shape. If bad temps, repasting thermal paste might be called for.
2021-09-25 12:37
it doesn't, just a myth
2021-09-25 12:54
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unless it's been mining and gaming at same time.
2021-09-25 13:06
Yes, high chances of it being broken and reballed already which will make it break again soon also cooling is usually half dead on those
2021-09-25 14:43
Bought used gtx 950 2 years ago for roughly 60$ and now it costs around 130, this is a robbery at daylight
2021-09-25 12:26
mining gpu's often are undervolted to make the rig use up less power and generate less heat which wears down the card less.
2021-09-25 12:42
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2021-09-25 14:44
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Switzerland nierg
It really depends. I have bought 2 different GPU used over the years, one GTX 780 TI and one R9 290X. The seller of the 780TI claimed there was no problem with it and the seller of the R9 290X said it had been used for mining a couple of months. In the end the 780 TI came filled with tobacco residue and had artifacts on the screen, while the R9 290X arrived in a super clean condition (with no dust whatsoever) and it has been working since 1.5 years. I personally wouldnt spend the big bucks on a GPU, especially if the site doesnt offer any scam protection.
2021-09-25 12:26
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yeah what you said makes sense but atleast from the replies it seems like its normal to get ridiculously low deals on good used gpus too
2021-09-25 12:29
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Turkey sedo7
GPUs can be damaged easily so i would never buy used gpu unless from a familiar friend
2021-09-25 12:32
#23
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Liberia rationale
Unless it was OC'ed into oblivion, it's quite safe. Fans may fail, but you can replace them. Replacing thermal paste would be nice too. Source: been using PCs for over 30 years.
2021-09-25 12:41
#24
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France quansh44
bought a used gtx 680 8GB for 200$ above 200 fps with all settings on high. does a good job on warzone too
2021-09-25 12:41
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#26
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Liberia rationale
Something like the GeForce GTX 1650 would have been so much better.
2021-09-25 12:43
#33
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Poland morosek
Asus card?
2021-09-25 12:52
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#47
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France quansh44
fuck sorry it's a rx 580 actually lol
2021-09-25 13:34
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#56
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Poland morosek
I was a bit confused by 8gb in a 680 It's all fine, 580 is still a decent deal :D
2021-09-25 16:28
It depends how it's been treated. If it's only had normal gaming use it's probably ok. If it's been used for crypto mining (i.e. run at 100% load for long periods at a time) then stay away.
2021-09-25 12:49
gpu is the only thing who broke often at my compiuters so i wouldnt
2021-09-25 12:55
Sure, though atm prices are just as inflated as new cards. Just make sure you can see it working in a stress test and fans aren't making any funny noises
2021-09-25 12:56
They were under mining 95% Btw, you have to check it by yourself. MSI Afterurner, 3DMark, Furmark and etc.
2021-09-25 12:58
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
It's good man, just replace the thermal paste. These discrete ciruits are hard to knock, not like they'll need reballing
2021-09-25 13:03
nowadays with how overpriced the used gpu prices are-no you are better off with a new gpu
2021-09-25 13:04
After years of buying mostly used stuff I can tell you 1 piece of advice I've learnt the hard way, DON'T BUY ANYTHING UNLESS YOU'RE 300% SURE YOU WANT IT AND ONLY IF IT'S FOR THE RIGHT PRICE
2021-09-25 13:07
I bought my GTX 770 second hand like 6-7 years ago, for like $90, works great till this day. The actual issue is the current gpu prices. I could probably sell my gpu for more than I bought it today -_-
2021-09-25 13:26
#49
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Italy zCri
specifically for gpus theyre good in performance even when used, but together with everything else you buy used you risk getting scammed
2021-09-25 13:41
#53
fake | 
Finland @Lmfao
Kk
2021-09-25 14:45
Generally yes, right now no.
2021-09-25 14:47
#55
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Netherlands RC1XBET
If the seller can show that the GPU still works, you're probably fine. If it was used for crypto mining or heavy computation, it will shorten the lifetime by a bit, but the performance won't be affected. Replace the thermal paste and you're good to go.
2021-09-25 14:51
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