GTX 1060/70/80 on eBay

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  1. _l_

    _l_ [H]ard|Gawd

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    wow, have you seen how many listings there are on eBay right now for the 10 series cards? 1070's for under $300, 1080's for $400, 1060's (dual fan gaming models) for $220 ... I wonder of the stuff is even selling at that price point. I would think most PC gamers are well aware of mining cards and to stay away from them.

    Should be interesting to see how things unfold in the near future. When (not if) GTX 1080 hits $300 or less maybe I'll buy one because 1080 memory type was not desired by miners so I would think it to be safer when buying used
     
  2. ZeroFlux

    ZeroFlux n00bie

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    Wish that was the case with the 1080, They "where" terrible miners but got a boost earlier this year that allows them to mine Eth @ 33-35 Mhs, same with the Ti @ 52-55 MHs. General rule of thumb is stay away from these cards unless you are 100% sure they are under warranty and eVGA was the go to for this but now you need the original bill of sale to ensure that you have a warranty. I think MSI is the only sure bet for a warranty now.

    Mining isnt that bad on the cards if the person mining actually cares about the cards but man there are alot of miners who have no idea what they are doing and run there cards at stupid temps in the worst environments.
     
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  3. TangledThornz

    TangledThornz Limp Gawd

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    There is a EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 for sell at $300 on my local Craigslist in the next town over. I am really tempted to buy it to replace my GTX 1060 but I wanna be stubborn and see what the 11 series brings and how it'll impact new card prices. I also play at 1080p and not desperate for a new card either.
     
  4. oblox

    oblox Gawd

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    The obvious answer is to buy it now... no one knows when the 11 series will hit. That's a fantastic deal.
     
  5. TangledThornz

    TangledThornz Limp Gawd

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    Ugh, OK. I sent the guy a message :)
     
  6. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    at 300 dollars i'd buy that easy.. the 1180 will be 700+ dollars for a measly 20% gain.
     
  7. AORUS

    AORUS Limp Gawd

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    just too many copies & Scammers on ebay today not just for graphic cards I would careful what you buy and wish for, email the seller or sellers for more information on card. if not the risk will be your money.
     
  8. waterbucket

    waterbucket n00bie

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    I purchased the following recently on eBay. 1 EVGA 980 Ti SC, 1 Asus 1070 Strix and 1 Asus 1070 Ti Strix. After putting them through their paces they all seem fine to me. The only one that a seller said they used for mining was the 1070 Ti and that it was under a controlled environment and at a lower TDP.

    Obviously these cards could die at any time but I saved around $100-$150 off of each card. The one plus is the 1070 Ti still has 30 months left on it’s warranty. I’m not worried about them at all.
     
  9. AORUS

    AORUS Limp Gawd

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    You might saved the extra $150 off the graphic card. But as for the 30 months warranty on the card that warranty only applies to the original owner, That warranty does not transfer to you.
     
  10. _l_

    _l_ [H]ard|Gawd

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    except for the EVGA warranty as long as they don't think it was used for mining
     
  11. waterbucket

    waterbucket n00bie

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    I’ve never had to supply an invoice for any Asus product I’ve ever RMA’d. Given, I have only used their RMA twice, one was for a laptop and one a motherboard. The laptop was last year and they approved it via serial #. I’m not really worried about it if it does break which is unlikely anyway. I saved minimum $300 across all 3 cards and they were all fantastic upgrades. I typically only buy brand new but needed 3 upgrades in a pinch. If it doesn’t work out for whatever reason I’m sure I’ll change my tune. But as it is I’m happy with what I got and know several others personally who have done the same as me.
     
  12. quiktake

    quiktake Limp Gawd

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    I rolled the dice on a EVGA 1070 for $225 (after a 10% Ebay cashback coupon). Seller seems to be decent, so I will see how things go.


    Edit- 10%cashback, not 25
     
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  13. thebufenator

    thebufenator Gawd

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    Nice.
     
  14. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    EVGA doesn’t prohibit mining for warranty coverage.
     
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  15. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger 3.5GB GTX 970 Slayer

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    LOL, gotta love the mining fud of so many people.