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someone is selling me a gtx 680 that dont work but the weird is that he says to me that the card has damage the fan pin conector has i understand the card dont stop working just shutdown after a while the should star and output video but he say that the card dont work and thats is weird, he also claim that he was using the pc and them give him a error say to him need to restar them stop worked, the guy claim that is 100% repareble and related to the fan pin conector but i dont think is that way i dont want to buy it to him and see later that is a gtx 680 dead becouse it happen to me with a 9800 gt the card give error memory fry but the card even then give signal then freeze even the fan cooler broke i am waiting for him to show me some pictures of the card to see whats going on. what you guys say??? please advice me
    
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Do not buy. Enough said.
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but why ??? what if is just the fan header and only need to change it ??
    
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Sounds like trouble. You should have asked him why he didn't RMA the card. He probably killed it and there's no warranty for it.
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but why ??? what if is just the fan header and only need to change it ??

"What if..."

I stopped there. Truth is, you have NO idea what you're buying. Not to mention, what if you break it trying to fix it?

Also, I just noticed your processor. That will likely bottleneck the card anyway, so the performance gains won't be that incredible.
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"What if..."

I stopped there. Truth is, you have NO idea what you're buying. Not to mention, what if you break it trying to fix it?

Also, I just noticed your processor. That will likely bottleneck the card anyway, so the performance gains won't be that incredible.

i will change my processor somewhere next month to a fx-8320 thanks for the reply
    
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i will change my processor somewhere next month to a fx-8320 thanks for the reply

I wouldnt chance it unless you are getting it for like $20-$50.
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"What if..."

I stopped there. Truth is, you have NO idea what you're buying. Not to mention, what if you break it trying to fix it?

Also, I just noticed your processor. That will likely bottleneck the card anyway, so the performance gains won't be that incredible.

i will change my processor somewhere next month to a fx-8320 thanks for the reply

Still, changing the processor won't fix the broken card. You should really avoid the purchase, but something tells me you aren't going to heed our advice anyway. I wish you the best with getting it to work.
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Sounds like trouble. You should have asked him why he didn't RMA the card. He probably killed it and there's no warranty for it.

yhea trouble but if is only the fan conector a aftermarket cooler will fix that, and in my country theres no way of RMA, Venezuela.
    
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