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$100 for 2 XfX 5770 reference cards Good or bad deal?

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Got a chance to pick up 2 5770 cards for about $100 maybe 90 if i can beat him down abit. Guy said there only couple months old, plastic isn't even taken off them. Selling cause he got a GTX 680 and needs money for a water block or something.. I dont know how much they go for but he wants $100 cad for them and he wants to meet at the mall, all manuals and such boxes etc with the cards. Was gonna get them for my little brother as a early b-day gift he is using my old HD 3870 and its on its way out..


I understand him about meeting in public place but chances of cards not working and such, was gonna as for some recents screens of them working or pics installed in pc worknig and such to give me a little peace of mind, only real way to test them working is to test them. After my long ramble of a post is this a good or bad deal for them? Would go into my pc i sold him

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post #2 of 16
A pair of 5770s for $100 isn't a bad deal at all. I'm not a massive fan of Crossfire or SLI on low end cards, but it's a great deal for a pair of them, particularly since prices are still jacked up in Canada for those cards. I would try and see if there's some way you could test them though. If you've only been in contact via e-mail and not phone, it seems a bit shady.
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post #3 of 16
Crossfired they beat or come close to a HD5870 if I remember correctly so I'd say it's a good deal. Most the ones I see in the for sale forums are going between $80-70 just for one. I have a reference 5770 in my backup rig OC'ed to 1GHz it gets the job done with no issues.
post #4 of 16
It's a good deal for two 5770s, but then again a single GTX 470 performs about the same as 5770 Crossfire and you don't have to deal with any issues related to Crossfire (such as microstutter, driver support, etc). And used GTX 470s can be had for $125-140 these days.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_vs_geforce_gtx_470_and_radeon_hd_5850,3.html
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post #5 of 16
if they are good it's a steal for the performance you will get.
    
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post #6 of 16
very good deal, I see them being sold @ around $85 shipped per card these days.
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post #7 of 16
I wouldn't do cash. Paypal him from your phone or some such, pay the fee if you have to. Buying tech from strangers in a strange place with no proof that it even works is the definition of sketchy. The seller is literally taking away your right to proof that they work.
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post #8 of 16
It is a good deal for 2x 5770. If you worry about it than use PayPal as suggested. Keep in mind though that PayPal loves to screw both the buyer and the seller from time to time (ie don't expect awesome protection from them).

What I would do is use credit card in addition to PayPal to send money. If PayPal mess with you issue a chargeback with your credit card.
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I recommend paying in Bitcoins /trollface

There are better alternatives to PayPal though. Amazon Payments seems pretty awesome and they also allow you to dispute transactions if "the item received was materially different than described". Amazon tends to be pretty awesome with customer service, so I'd trust them over PayPal.
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I recommend paying in Bitcoins /trollface
There are better alternatives to PayPal though. Amazon Payments seems pretty awesome and they also allow you to dispute transactions if "the item received was materially different than described". Amazon tends to be pretty awesome with customer service, so I'd trust them over PayPal.

I love AMazon. It sucks to be a seller with them though but as a buyer they are customer centric.
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