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So I went to Microcenter today and was able to get gigabyte oc- HD 7870 at the clearance section + silver reward for $160. Do you think is that a bad or good deal? It was in the clearance section so should i be worry about faulty gpu?
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It isn't a horrible deal, although you can get the least expensive ones for $175 on Newegg right now, and the least expensive HD 7950 on Newegg for $195, $179.99 after mail in rebate.
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It's not a bad deal at all, but I wouldn't say it's a great deal either. With the 'new' generation of cards coming out, prices are going to keep dropping. Nothing to do about that, that's how it goes.

I wouldn't be worried about the card being faulty any more than I would with any other card. Clearance just means it's been sitting in stock for a while and they want to get rid of it. Doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it.
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