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Graphics card from eBay- cracked GPU die.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I buy a used Vega 64 for my friend who wants a gaming PC and I get greeted with this when I go to repaste the GPU die. The card appears to still work though has significant chipping to both the edge and centre of the die (Yes it is perfectly clean and has been fervently wiped), a problem which manifests gradually over time I believe, and whilst it isn't an issue now could soon become one, and whilst if it was me I would take the risk of keeping the GPU until it eventually broke, though my friend is tech illiterate and I live far enough away from him that troubleshooting/ parts replacement would be really inconvenient. 

 

So the question is, do I return the GPU under eBay's infamous buyer protection under an "item not as described" case or not? I hate doing that to people but he obviously knew about the damage as the paste had only recently been replaced and the card has an aftermarket cooler on it anyway, and it looks as if its only going to get worse in terms of damage. The chips aren't catastrophic but there are lots of them and the one on the edge is of particular concern to me as it's quite significant. I probably would feel better returning it because I'm putting a Carbonaut pad on here so he doesn't have to repaste at all, and I need the whole thing to be as low maintenance as possible, and a fault like that could even take the rest of his PC whilst he's at it. 

 

Thanks

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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What did you pay for this GPU ? 

If it's a generic deal ( like any used 64) return it 

And get a fully functional 64


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

What did you pay for this GPU ? 

If it's a generic deal ( like any used 64) return it 

And get a fully functional 64

£200, (~$230) which is about £100 cheaper than most but I would be able to get one for £220 if I looked for a while


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"Good things might come to those who wait, but not to those who wait too late" Bill Withers, 1981

 

My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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Just now, David_1276 said:

but I would be able to get one for £220 if I looked for a while

Look for a while 

If you can find one for a similar price

Return this one.


My favorite case is the mechify c and it is the best case and if you say otherwise you're lying 

 

@TofuHaroto so I can see your post 

 

 

I seek to max the letter count on every ... Single ... Site 

only the bravest are capable of such mission

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
30 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Look for a while 

If you can find one for a similar price

Return this one.

But will it not be badly damaged?


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My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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8 minutes ago, David_1276 said:

But will it not be badly damaged?

Depends

The seller could be legit 

Clearly this one isn't


My favorite case is the mechify c and it is the best case and if you say otherwise you're lying 

 

@TofuHaroto so I can see your post 

 

 

I seek to max the letter count on every ... Single ... Site 

only the bravest are capable of such mission

 

Spoiler

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