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I just ordered a rig for a friend yesterday, and I saw some "recertified gtx480s" for just 285. I kinda wanted to get one. but at the last second I chickened out and replaced it with an evga 560ti new. Bad move there? Remember this was a recertified card not open box. What was the risk? I feel kinda bad for him now for not getting it.
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you freaking idiot.
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Don't hurt me.
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im gonna call your mother and tell her what you did,you are going to get a good spanking mister
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post #6 of 9
Bad move there mate. You better not tell him what you did.
    
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post #7 of 9
It doesn't really matter in the end. Since your building it your friend probably doesn't know the difference. And the 560TI is still a damn fine and powerful card, not that far off the 480 really, but a lot quieter and a lot less power usage which he would probably appreciate more that that extra 20% or whatever performance in the end.
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post #8 of 9
Was it the EVGA one from newegg for $285? They sell the same ones in their b-stock for $220
    
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post #9 of 9
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It was the cheapy evga 560ti. Looks solid though. And I won't tell him hell he can sli the 560ti and I will tell him it has "moar powur" because its newer

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