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hi all. i apologize if this is in the wrong section. i found a '6950' on Craigslist for really cheap. http://rochester.craigslist.org/sys/2652510835.html

i know it sounds too good to be true. but what i'm wondering is, what card is in that picture? it doesnt look anything like a 6950.

anyways i emailed the guy and he said he has two of them he'd sell both for $300. i told him i'd have to test them first. if he responds, should i actually 'test the cards'...i'm kind of curious what cards he's trying to pass off as 6950's.
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Bet you they're old BFG GeForce 6 or 7 cards.
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If memory serves, there were cards with the 6950 designation a number of generations back.

These may be REALLY old.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by qussl3 View Post
If memory serves, there were cards with the 6950 designation a number of generations back.

These may be REALLY old.
No, Nvidia only had a 6800 Ultra card. They did have a 7950. AMD has never had another 6000 series, their old, old, old Radeon cards start at 7000.
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it's funny that you actually see scams like this all the time... I mean are people really that friggin stupid? I hope that guy selling them gets raped from some stalker.
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For one it looks to be too short for a 6950 using the dvd or cd for reference, it appears to only have one pcie power plug, and a 6950 would definitely have a larger air cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EM2J View Post
it's funny that you actually see scams like this all the time... I mean are people really that friggin stupid? I hope that guy selling them gets raped from some stalker.
They're not always a scam and killer deals do exist. I live by MS campus and see crazy deals once in awhile with prices low enough that most believe it's a scam. Does anyone here remember when I snagged that 8800gtx back when they launched for like 75% off and sold it to Grendel? Everyone on this forum told me it was a scam until I came home with a brand new 8800gtx Use caution and meet publicly, but don't be afraid to check out a possible score.

With that said, that card doesn't look like a 6950 lol
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Thanks guys. The tiny heat sink fan is a dead giveaway. Even though it's probably a scam, I might still meet up with him. If it's legit, I get 2 6950s for $300. If it's a scam, I get some lulz
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