refurbished cards

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  1. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    refurbished cards *new question inside*

    stay away from them like hellfire? or are the OK to buy (from newegg that is)
     
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    well um... newegg guarantees that they will work but i wouldnt buy them anyway i like to buy new things.
     
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    it all depends on how often you upgrade. sometimes buying used will save you alot of money, and you still get to return the card if it becomes defective.
     
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    yah that's what i figured, getting a 9800pro for 160 dollars would save me a lot of money. i was going to get the x800pro from best buy, but i picked up the box and it felt awefully light. turns out they had four empty boxes representing that you could order them off the net:rolleyes:

    so i don't know what i'm going to do now. i would like to get a x800 from a local store than an online place simply because of how much it costs. if i have a problem w/ it i want it fixed now instead of doing a RMA.
    so i may purchase a 9800pro refurbished w/ my own money, that way i can save my mom's gift for something else.
     
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    ok, is there a difference in cooling quality between the two types of heatsinks on sapphire cards?

    one is like a box, the other looks like a regular heatsink.

    they are both 256bit cards, does that mean that one is older and has the r350 instead of the r360?

    also, is the vga silencer worth getting for a refurbished card? i know that the sapphire that has the more box-like heatsink is known to easily overheat. the price of both of them together would range about 198.98USD, or i could get the MSI 9800pro for 195.95USD brand new...and that one has that beast of a heatsink and fan to start w/. plus all of them are r360's why hynx memory.

    what do you recommend?

    --edit--

    another option, get the HIS IceQ for 187USD
     
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    The round heatsink from Sapphire does a better job of cooling from whta I've heard. The box one is ATI standard. However, neither of them are suitable for heavy overclocking.

    It's a midend card now - I think paying for a vga silencer is rather pointless as card is slow compared to the newest generation. Overclocking wont ever fix that. Maybe better to save your money for down the road for a 6800 or x800.
     
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    I bought a refurbished ti4200 for $68.00. From newegg Great little card still running strong after 1 year. newegg rocks.
     

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