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Best way to identify used gpu

4 minutes ago, Lowspecgamer said:

Ok good to know. Any other tips in terms of the physical state of the gpu that I can look for when I check it out?

The anti static bag should be sealed with a sticker, if not look for sticker residue to indicate a sticker has been peeled off, anti static bag will be neatly packed with no creases, intact plastic wrap on the actual card itself, plastic covers over/in the ports and expensive cards will also have a cover over the PCIe connector.

 

Should be easy to identify if it's a new card or not.

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I'm gonna be going to pick up a graphics card that is supposedly new and unopened. It has shrink wrap on it and it looks like factory wrap, but it could be the seller did a good job. He said I can open it up and check it out before I buy it. I wanted to know if anybody had some details to look for other than the usual manuals, port covers, or dust to be able to identify a resealed used card.

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Most retail outlets will stick a sticker over the shrink-wrap in the warehouse.


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Just now, Master Disaster said:

Most retail outlets will stick a sticker over the shrink-wrap in the warehouse.

Ok good to know. Any other tips in terms of the physical state of the gpu that I can look for when I check it out?

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4 minutes ago, Lowspecgamer said:

Ok good to know. Any other tips in terms of the physical state of the gpu that I can look for when I check it out?

The anti static bag should be sealed with a sticker, if not look for sticker residue to indicate a sticker has been peeled off, anti static bag will be neatly packed with no creases, intact plastic wrap on the actual card itself, plastic covers over/in the ports and expensive cards will also have a cover over the PCIe connector.

 

Should be easy to identify if it's a new card or not.


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Just now, Master Disaster said:

The anti static bag should be sealed with a sticker, if not look for sticker residue to indicate a sticker has been peeled off, anti static bag will be neatly packed with no creases, intact plastic wrap on the actual card itself, plastic covers over/in the ports and expensive cards will also have a cover over the PCIe connector.

 

Should be easy to identify if it's a new card or not.

Ok didn't even think about the bag thanks

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