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March 09, 2011, 03:08:18 AM
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if i wanted to build a mining rig, would it be better for me to buy a USED GPU? With the rapid devaluation of computer parts, i can potentially get more computing power for my dollar. has anyone considered this? would this work? are there any problems with this?

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March 09, 2011, 03:24:55 AM
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if i wanted to build a mining rig, would it be better for me to buy a USED GPU? With the rapid devaluation of computer parts, i can potentially get more computing power for my dollar. has anyone considered this? would this work? are there any problems with this?
Only used, of course.
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March 09, 2011, 03:28:00 AM
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thank you for your quick replys Smiley

i have a few more questions though. Is buying used graphics cards popular? also, how much savings can i expect from buying a used graphics card?

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March 09, 2011, 03:28:08 AM
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if i wanted to build a mining rig, would it be better for me to buy a USED GPU? With the rapid devaluation of computer parts, i can potentially get more computing power for my dollar. has anyone considered this? would this work? are there any problems with this?
It all depends on the price!  There are some gamers that keep great care of their parts, keeping all boxes and packing and either smart or no overclocking.  I know there is no guarantee... but when I see someone has kept everything together and clean it gives me a good feeling about the item.   So far it has proven to be correct.

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March 09, 2011, 04:22:23 AM
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XFX transferable lifetime warranties are great, so if you can buy one of those, it's as good as new since you get such a warranty.

but yea, used offers the most bang/buck

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