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April 05, 2012, 11:45:05 PM
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I have a handful (~8) of old 5850's from when I was GPU mining (power cost is too high). Some still work, but most have dead fans and one needs the heatsink re-applied. So I'd have to sell them "as-is" and any buyers would need to repair the fan/heatsink. I don't know if they're even worth selling in this condition. Any comments would be appreciated.

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April 05, 2012, 11:57:55 PM
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I have a handful (~8) of old 5850's from when I was GPU mining (power cost is too high). Some still work, but most have dead fans and one needs the heatsink re-applied. So I'd have to sell them "as-is" and any buyers would need to repair the fan/heatsink. I don't know if they're even worth selling in this condition. Any comments would be appreciated.

do they all detect / are in working order other than the fans?  i'd take the lot if so for the right price..

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April 06, 2012, 01:57:23 AM
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i'd take the lot if so for the right price..
Whereabouts is that price, do you suppose? If they're only worth like $50 each, then it probably isn't worth my time to test and package them all, for example.

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April 06, 2012, 02:07:06 AM
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i'd take the lot if so for the right price..
Whereabouts is that price, do you suppose? If they're only worth like $50 each, then it probably isn't worth my time to test and package them all, for example.

I would do $75 a piece for a couple of them with nothing but broken fans wrong with them plus pay the shipping I'm located in Canada. If your interested let me know I would want them shipped without the HS&F just the bare boards, no sense paying for 4 or 5 pounds of dead weight.
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April 06, 2012, 02:08:47 AM
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Here is the full story on the cards:

I bought eight Sapphire 5850 last year (May 2011) from TigerDirect (and one from NewEgg). They ran in 3 cloned machines, 3 cards each, overclocked and for about two months straight. As it turns out, the Sapphire cards have cheap/terrible stock fans, which began to die one by one. I think only three cards have good fans now Tongue I posted about the dead fans back when it happened in this thread. The fan basically just spins at 500RPM max. I doubt the cards are damaged otherwise, but I'd boot each one up to check prior to putting them up for sale (if they're worth it). I just threw them in a closet after they "died" because the Bitcoin market was crashing at that time and I couldn't be bothered to RMA them to Sapphire or replace the fans myself.

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April 06, 2012, 02:17:26 AM
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Here is the full story on the cards:

I bought eight Sapphire 5850 last year (May 2011) from TigerDirect (and one from NewEgg). They ran in 3 cloned machines, 3 cards each, overclocked and for about two months straight. As it turns out, the Sapphire cards have cheap/terrible stock fans, which began to die one by one. I think only three cards have good fans now Tongue I posted about the dead fans back when it happened in this thread. The fan basically just spins at 500RPM max. I doubt the cards are damaged otherwise, but I'd boot each one up to check prior to putting them up for sale (if they're worth it). I just threw them in a closet after they "died" because the Bitcoin market was crashing at that time and I couldn't be bothered to RMA them to Sapphire or replace the fans myself.

Yes have one of them Sapphire 5850 real piece of junk fans on them seen the same symptoms on mine and it still survives to this day with after market fan on it so again if interested in sale I willing to take chance on it/them just post them to make sure they do that would be all I ask.
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April 06, 2012, 03:49:41 PM
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They're worth selling. You can get replacement fans for $10 from glorious China these days.

A 5850 should be worth around $100 a piece in working order. +/- $20
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April 06, 2012, 05:34:55 PM
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would you do 26 BTC for two of them?

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April 06, 2012, 08:02:55 PM
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125 btc for the lot, shipped to Florida.
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April 06, 2012, 10:13:00 PM
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i'd take the lot if so for the right price..
Whereabouts is that price, do you suppose? If they're only worth like $50 each, then it probably isn't worth my time to test and package them all, for example.

Christ, how much do you make per hour that it would not be worth testing? If you have 10 cards, and it takes 2 minutes to boot a test rig into windows, that would only take 30 minutes tops to test 10 cards. Throwing the 10 of them into a box for shipping, max 20 minutes.

You make more than 500 dollars per hour that this would not be worth your time?

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April 07, 2012, 11:02:12 PM
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Christ, how much do you make per hour that it would not be worth testing? If you have 10 cards, and it takes 2 minutes to boot a test rig into windows, that would only take 30 minutes tops to test 10 cards. Throwing the 10 of them into a box for shipping, max 20 minutes.
Heh, you're probably right! I'm just quite busy most of the time. Plus, I literally have no room in my lab to connect another desktop at the moment. Need to clean up a bit ...

When I get some free time I will test all the cards, take photos, etc and update the thread. Thank you guys for the replies and convincing me the cards are actually worth something  Cheesy

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April 11, 2012, 10:06:39 PM
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...convincing me the cards are actually worth something  Cheesy

They arent. But ill make you an offer cause Im a nice guy Cheesy Where are you shipping from?

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April 11, 2012, 11:06:10 PM
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I have a handful (~8) of old 5850's from when I was GPU mining (power cost is too high). Some still work, but most have dead fans and one needs the heatsink re-applied. So I'd have to sell them "as-is" and any buyers would need to repair the fan/heatsink. I don't know if they're even worth selling in this condition. Any comments would be appreciated.

I just sold a 5850 for 20 BTC.  So, yes, they are worth selling.

I bought a used Radeon 5850 and the GPU fan died within 2 weeks :-(
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