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Used GPU in 2012 build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So my 7870 died this year.

Not sure I want to get a new PC this time round - might switch to console.

 

My system specs: 

- Core i5 3570k
- GA-Z77X-D3H -- REV 1.0

- Samsung Green 8GB DDR3 C11 1600Mhz 30nm
- Gigabyte HD 7870 OC Windforce 3x 2GB - DEAD

- Corsair TX 650W

 

I want to put a used GPU in there that I can resell the GPU later this year when I sell this PC for parts.

I have been looking at the R9 280X, R9 380X, RX 470, RX 480.

I would ideally want to keep it at around £50-£70. I don't think it's worth spending £100+; unless you think it is and that a newer GPU would hold it's value better than an older GPU.

 

Gaming at 1080p.

 

7870 could do High in most games at 1080p. Would like to continue being able to game at high in most games 1080p.

 

Currently using a 8800 GTS 640MB trying to play subnautica but it runs at around 15fps-20fps 😢

Of course there are plenty of other games I want and love to play but right now I am playing Subnautica. 

 

Or I can buy a new RX 570 on OCUK's website for £120: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/powercolor-radeon-rx-570-red-dragon-4096mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-18n-pc.html

 

Thanks

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your local classified ads (such as craigslist) is usually the best first place to go for cheap used cards. hard to point you at any specific card as the used market is always changing. you could just get something like a gt 1030 that will run most games at low plus and call it a day, especially since your looking at getting a new system soon.    

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, doomsriker said:

your local classified ads (such as craigslist) is usually the best first place to go for cheap used cards. hard to point you at any specific card as the used market is always changing. you could just get something like a gt 1030 that will run most games at low plus and call it a day, especially since your looking at getting a new system soon.    

Defo do not want to game at low. The 7870 could muster medium in most games at 1080p.

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280x would be around that price and accomplish the end goal well. Might get lucky on a 480 though if you can find one that cheap.


Degenerate furry trash.

I still use my Athlon 5350.

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1 minute ago, radcustom said:

Defo do not want to game at low. The 7870 could muster medium in most games at 1080p.

1030 is almost on par with the 7870 (maybe 15% or so less powerful). the gt 1030 almost matches the power of a gtx 950

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry I must've clicked quote rather than edit when I went to edit my post so now theres this post right here
 

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52 minutes ago, BTGbullseye said:

Not bad, if it works.

if it works? Now I'm scared.....

 

If you zoom in on the thumbnail previews, you can just about make out that the card is photographed in a system running connected to a display mid game... in various photos.

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11 hours ago, radcustom said:

if it works? Now I'm scared.....

I'm not trying to scare you, just trying to keep your expectations grounded in reality. Shipping can cause problems. It may shake loose a fan mounting, or break off a fan blade, or damage one of the capacitors... It's not common, but it does happen. The seller may even ship you a completely different card than what is pictured, like a failed one that is identical to what he's actually using. (it's rare for that to happen though)

 

Just be aware.

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3 minutes ago, BTGbullseye said:

I'm not trying to scare you, just trying to keep your expectations grounded in reality. Shipping can cause problems. It may shake loose a fan mounting, or break off a fan blade, or damage one of the capacitors... It's not common, but it does happen. The seller may even ship you a completely different card than what is pictured, like a failed one that is identical to what he's actually using. (it's rare for that to happen though)

 

Just be aware.

If it's packaged properly, it should be fine.

 

My 1070 arrived in one piece, although the box was damaged a little bit in one corner. Overall, it was a solid packing job.

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10 hours ago, BTGbullseye said:

I'm not trying to scare you, just trying to keep your expectations grounded in reality. Shipping can cause problems. It may shake loose a fan mounting, or break off a fan blade, or damage one of the capacitors... It's not common, but it does happen. The seller may even ship you a completely different card than what is pictured, like a failed one that is identical to what he's actually using. (it's rare for that to happen though)

 

Just be aware.

The guy I'm buying from has offered to send photos of him packing it and the card itself once it's removed it. He has alredy sent gpu-z photos and hevaen benchmark as per my request (the benchmark I didn't request).

He doesn't have the original box but says he will put it in a anti static bag and package it well. So let's see. 

''When I am home will show pictures of card in case with windows showing on tv. Also show you when open case and when packaged as well. Hope this helps calm the nerves. Also using app as can get away answering your questions via my phone. Reply''

IF there are any issues as you describe will eBay refund me?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

He kept to his word. He photographed it all. The front of the card. The rear. The side. The package process. The final box. He put the GPU inside a box it seems (didn't show that part) and that box went inside another box with bubble wrap.
The photos aren't the best. But he did it.

Here. I will show you the photos he sent me today except the final photo that has my address on the box. He sent one of the rear but as it has the serial number on it (not sure if that can be misused) I won't show it.

Have to say though It is one ugly tacky looking card. Reviews state the PCB is huge and the heatsink too so apparently it runs super quiet. Which is going to be incredible coming from a dodgy (noise wise) 7870 that made LOTS of sound including a resonating shroud that made a buzzing sound.

This MSI card also apparently runs super cool. Which is not something AMD are known for. So looks like I got an awesome card as long as it works.

 

>>>> Is it dangerous to show a serial number from a pc part online?

 

> He claims the bag the GPU is in in the photo is an anti static bag that came with his 5700 XT. But looking at YouTube video unboxings shows the standard metallic somewhat shiny grey bag. 

>>>> Any ideas?
Ah I zoomed in on a photo he had uploaded for the listing as I remember spotting a GPU PCIE 4.0 box in it the other day. Realised it's a nitro + card. Watched an unboxing video of it and low and behold it is indeed the antistatic bag. How odd sapphire would use a bag that looks like this: 

 

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9 hours ago, radcustom said:

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I'm glad it's working out for you. Unfortunately I don't know about what consumer protections you might have from eBay for any issues that happen during shipping, so I can't help you there. I really hope nothing bad happens, as that appears to be a really good packaging job.

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