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yeah my deal is just finding a good card at a decent low price just for folding usually there's alot for like $50-$80 around here
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
Yeah this is the Sparkle 260.
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O_o Did you seriously think they made a single slot GTX 260? That's kinda your bad as much as it is his.

I mean... seriously. You didn't research anything regarding a single slot GTX 260?!

Was this off an ebay site or Craigslist? If it was the latter, which it seems to be, then unless you can contact the guy or find him personally, you're kinda screwed.
Don't know if PNY does, but as you see by Caapone's post there were some made
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O_o Did you seriously think they made a single slot GTX 260? That's kinda your bad as much as it is his.

I mean... seriously. You didn't research anything regarding a single slot GTX 260?!

Was this off an ebay site or Craigslist? If it was the latter, which it seems to be, then unless you can contact the guy or find him personally, you're kinda screwed.
No need to be mean to him.

he was probally going to buy it for the chimp challenge.
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And an 8800GT for $50 isn't that bad of a deal, although I'd stick with it. Getting a GTX 260 for the same price is an obvious win.
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A GTS 450 would be the best option in my opinion.
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Yeah this is the Sparkle 260.


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O_o Did you seriously think they made a single slot GTX 260? That's kinda your bad as much as it is his.

I mean... seriously. You didn't research anything regarding a single slot GTX 260?!

Was this off an ebay site or Craigslist? If it was the latter, which it seems to be, then unless you can contact the guy or find him personally, you're kinda screwed.


Don't know if PNY does, but as you see by Caapone's post there were some made
yep my point exactly, that's what i remember seeing, lol, even in my cpu magazine, so i just figured hey they made another version, ill come across another card soon
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i have one, it's awesome ppd wise!!!!
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I didn't read anywhere that it said he bought it on ebay. As a matter of fact I believe he said he bought it on craigslist and he said he went to meet the guy when he got it so most likely he paid cash. I sell computer components quite a bit on ebay and haven't really had any problems. But when you buy from somewhere like craigslist or along those lines I don't think theres any buyer safety other than your own common sense.
Hopefully everything works out and he gets a refund but a word of advice for future reference. At least do your homework before you buy something new or used. And try to stay away from sites like craigslist for buying electronics or at least computer components.. Some people on these sites prey on the not so wise buyers and once you have given them money and your gone there's no promise you will ever see him again..
Some people may disagree... Just my thoughts...

Regards and best of luck,
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A single slot GTX card of any kind is a myth (mostly).

Glad you didn't get scammed. Would have been more entertaining though .
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