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I am looking at upgrading my gpu and someone is selling a GTX 1070 Founders Edition for $200 to me.(Still under Warranty apparently). What should i ask for to prove it works and is this a good price?

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3 minutes ago, Crozen said:

 

 

I am looking at upgrading my gpu and someone is selling a GTX 1070 Founders Edition for $200 to me.(Still under Warranty apparently). What should i ask for to prove it works and is this a good price?

Find out if it was a mining card...

put it under load, on his rig, and see if it's stable. Run a benchmark and CPU-Z test, ensure the results and info are proper for that level of card.

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I have never run a benchmark and a CPU-Z test before how would i know if the results are good ?

 

 

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A simple test is pretty much the only way to see any signs of it’s any good. The price seems fair, that’s the most I’d pay for a 1070. 

 

Use a unigine benchmark and have results of that already with you. So you can compare. If they are a dedicated seller they will do this.

 

aside from that, there’s not much to ask as they can say what ever they want. Mined or not. You won’t know. 

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7 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Find out if it was a mining card...

put it under load, on his rig, and see if it's stable. Run a benchmark and CPU-Z test, ensure the results and info are proper for that level of card.

Mining doesn't matter, it has already been shown to not affect anything except fan lifespan.

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8 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Mining doesn't matter, it has already been shown to not affect anything except fan lifespan.

Assuming the mining was done properly by someone who knew what he was doing...sure. That's a big if I wouldn't take a risk on...

15 minutes ago, Crozen said:

CPU-Z test

Do a google image search for GPU-Z and the make/model of the video card in question, then print that out (or save the pics) and compare to the one you wish to buy, you'll see if it's right or not.

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Yea if it was used like the average gamer would, I’d be a little concerned but at the same time it’s a 1070. Would be fine either way. 

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2 minutes ago, Crozen said:

How does this look? He just sent this to me

 

 

That looks about normal.

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It is a pretty good deal IMO.  GTX1070 is still a very nice card.  You would be hard pressed to find another one at $200.  

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4 minutes ago, Jitendra said:

Just Check it if he hadn't used it for mining and it working properly then go for it.

How would someone check if a card was mined?

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7 minutes ago, Jitendra said:

Just Check it if he hadn't used it for mining and it working properly then go for it.

Mining. Is. Not. Bad.

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2 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Assuming the mining was done properly by someone who knew what he was doing...sure. That's a big if I wouldn't take a risk on...

 

Literally the only prerequisite for "good" mining is if the miner undervolted or not. And you can just ask the person selling the GPU. 

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So we are just gonna go off what the seller says, which could be anything. To include what the buyer wants to hear. 

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I talked to the seller and it was mined and properly taken care for. Everything looks good so far. When i pick it up tonight and bring it home i will test it and see what i get on my end as well.

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