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Should i buy a used 1060 6GB that was used for mining?

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Hi yall I saw an ad for a used MSI ARMOR 1060 6GB for $340 Australian$ which is relatively cheap than a brand new one which goes around $450ish. Since my budget is tight should i go for the one that was used for mining?

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if the warranty is still there then i'd say it's fair game, but if not the i'd rather not risk it when the price isn't that much different from a new 1060/580.


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How long was it mining? In what conditions? 

Do you know how to replace a gpu fan? The first thing to fail while mining is the fans, as they are spinning at high rpm's 24/7, but gpu itself usually stays cool so no damage done there.

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1 hour ago, rnhbs said:

Hi yall I saw an ad for a used MSI ARMOR 1060 6GB for $340 Australian$ which is relatively cheap than a brand new one which goes around $450ish. Since my budget is tight should i go for the one that was used for mining?

I think it would still be good but you can probably find a much better deal for at least maybe a used GTX 1070 at the same price so I would personally keep lookin because you will find something better! 

 

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I'd recommend replacing the fan and thermal paste for it, but other than that it should be good.

 

Although, if you can find a cheaper one / better one for the same price, go for that.

 

Try and make sure the warranty is still valid, though. Or that you're buying from a reputable source like newegg that offers refunds.

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Check with the miner to see if it was undervolted and if so, I would say yes as the card wasn't running at top speeds and was producing minimal heat.

 

However, avoid it if there was a moded BIOS installed.

 

As for the fans, just keep an eye on them, easy & quick replacement if they fail.

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Seems like something you gotta ask yourself. 

 

Doesn’t matter how it was used. Seller can say what they want. Chances are it will be fine, like any other used card. 


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