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static damage during shipping????

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Hi ocn, been browsing case section for months but now finally had a reason to register.

I received a GTX 560 today via USPS that I bought used off Ebay to sli with my current one. The seller did NOT put the card in a anti static bag nor a plastic clam shell. It was just in the box with plastic bags for cushion.
The card POSTs fine and made it through 4hrs of uniengine heavenly stress test.


My question is, do you guys think it will give me problems down the road due to static damage during shipping? Or is it in the clear since it seems to be functioning perfectly?
I just don't know if static damage can cause anything less than immediate failure.
post #2 of 4
I'm pretty sure that static damage = immediate failure of whatever components got static'd.

Looks like you're sorted bro smile.gif
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

I'm pretty sure that static damage = immediate failure of whatever components got static'd.

Looks like you're sorted bro smile.gif

This ^^

ASRock ships motherboards in a small amount of foam casing now, without an Anti-Static bag. I've never heard of static ever being an issue (except when my cat touched my case once). Anti-static wristbands are a joke biggrin.gif You only really have to worry about static if you live in a nylon house and purposely build up a large enough discharge to short something. Or live in a grain silo.
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Ok thanks guys. Still working just fine so I am almost certainly in the clear.
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