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post #11 of 29
Yeah, I understand it is the lightning version, but $470 for a used gtx 580 is way too much. If it is a used gtx 580 I wouldn't pay over $400. Used electronics lose value, simple as that.
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Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post
Yeah, I understand it is the lightning version, but $470 for a used gtx 580 is way too much. If it is a used gtx 580 I wouldn't pay over $400. Used electronics lose value, simple as that.
The Lightnings aren't your standard card, they've been sold out of everywhere for at least the past month. I think the high demand and lack of availability has driven up their price. Plus, it's still under warranty, so he'd be covered if something ended up being wrong with it.
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Id say there is a 100% chance that the seller is selling the card because its a bad oc`er. Why else would someone sell a brand new card (thats currently then newest and best), a card made for oc`ing to be percise. And if you believe hes never oc`ed it, your just being nieve...................They all give the same speech "Oh I need the monies for my sick grandma". Some of the smarter ones will have better excuses but seriously - who goes and buys a £500 gpu then realizes they cant afford it, or even says they bought it to test and loose £100 in the process blah blah blah. Bound to be a dodgey reason dude. Just get the standard one in my opinnion
lol monies for my grandma its through paypal and its under warrenty so if anything whatsoever is wrong with it i think either Paypal or MSI will take care of it. I mean unless he ripped the heatsink off of it i dont think there is anthing he could have seriously done but i dunno.

I dont even have a computer to test it on yet as im not actually going to build my comp till the end of the month :/ so i think ill just wait out there is always more deals coming buy and if all is lost ill just buy a new one for $30 more dollars
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lol monies for my grandma its through paypal and its under warrenty so if anything whatsoever is wrong with it i think either Paypal or MSI will take care of it. I mean unless he ripped the heatsink off of it i dont think there is anthing he could have seriously done but i dunno.

I dont even have a computer to test it on yet as im not actually going to build my comp till the end of the month :/ so i think ill just wait out there is always more deals coming buy and if all is lost ill just buy a new one for $30 more dollars
That's if you find it available Or you could also get a stock gtx 580 and then get a reference heatsink.
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That's if you find it available Or you could also get a stock gtx 580 and then get a reference heatsink.
but if i add a non reference heatsink wouldent that void the warrenty and it would cost me an extra $50 bucks
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The Lightnings aren't your standard card, they've been sold out of everywhere for at least the past month. I think the high demand and lack of availability has driven up their price. Plus, it's still under warranty, so he'd be covered if something ended up being wrong with it.
a very respected EVGA member's selling the GTX 580 Lightning for $435 shipped
i wouldn't pay $470 for a used GTX580 unless it was the 3GB version.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1098823
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i cant access that forum because i dont meet the qualifications in that i dont have 50 points and stuff
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post #18 of 29
msi for sure if ur sure the card has been used less etc

i would definately pick it
    
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msi for sure if ur sure the card has been used less etc

i would definately pick it
not for sure but he says it was overkill for what he bought it for (which makes me wonder why he bought it in the first place) so hes gonna sell it. He said he replaced it for a 560ti.
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Rulzo what I mean is theres not going to be anything wrong with the card, but theres a good chance that its maybe a bad overclocker, which could be why the guy is selling it. You dont want a bad oc`er!
    
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