I don't trust any used stuff when it comes to electronics etc. Only thing i would buy used are books.
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)
Depends how good the deal is.
half of msrp for 1080ti? 350$ for it? At these times when gpus are massively overpriced? Instabuy.
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
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.
GPUs can be damaged easily so i would never buy used gpu unless from a familiar friend
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.
bought a used gtx 680 8GB for 200$
above 200 fps with all settings on high.
does a good job on warzone too
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.
gpu is the only thing who broke often at my compiuters
so i wouldnt
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
They were under mining 95%
Btw, you have to check it by yourself.
MSI Afterurner, 3DMark, Furmark and etc.
It's good man, just replace the thermal paste. These discrete ciruits are hard to knock, not like they'll need reballing
nowadays with how overpriced the used gpu prices are-no
you are better off with a new gpu
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
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 -_-
specifically for gpus theyre good in performance even when used, but together with everything else you buy used you risk getting scammed
Generally yes, right now no.
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.