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I see a gtx 580 on listed craigslist for a almost unbelievably low price around my area, and the owner says the card is declassified. What does that mean? There are no official markings or lettering on the card that would indicate it's a gtx 580. He added what appears to be a makeshift custom homemade cooling enclosure for it. Should I be suspicious? Should I buy the card and buy a professional aftermarket cooling?
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If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If something sounds too good to be true on craigslist, it definitely is, and is more than likely broken or stolen.

I have no idea what declassified means. There are "classified" branded cards, but I have no idea from where/what manufacturers.
    
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I would be warry, the only way I would think of getting it would be if he would put it in his pc and pull up GPU-Z and make sure all clocks and shaders are correct.
 
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I suppose he means de-branded or possibly OEM.
Ask him for pics and post them here maybe, other than that it's prob a safer bet to just assume it's BS as said.
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He says he *thinks* it's an evga. He claims that it works perfectly fine.
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

I have no idea what declassified means. There are "classified" branded cards, but I have no idea from where/what manufacturers.

That would be EVGA

@OP:
I would ask for that he installs it, runs a stresstest and shows GPU-Z. Otherwise I wouldn't risk it.


EDIT:
Of course he says it works perfectly fine ^^ . Would be a horrible salesman otherwise tongue.gif
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EVGA has "Classified" branded cards, mobos etc. Never heard of "unclassified" cards though.
 
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I've asked for a screenshot of gpu-z. I'll wait if he replies.
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if you can get him to put it in his, gpu-z/furmark/benchmark it, do the same in yours before purchasing.
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