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mine went smooth. the 7950 lasted for 2 mins. Sold. so, i posted my 7970 for $375 and i was surprised it lasted 24hrs.

i tried to sell the 7970 here in ocn for $250 but the buyer backed out after finding out powercolor's warranty policy.

edit: anubis, that 7950 had a $30 rebate and both cards have 3 games each.headscratch.gif

 

Haha, nice, did you actually send in the rebate?

 

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I sold my 7990 2 months ago to a litecoin miner woth a large farm. He sent it back and it never worked the same again. Saying it hard locked on him. Had to RMA it only getting it back yesterday and they replaced my nice malta with a three slot monstrosity. Who is going to want this?

 

Yeah, hearing stories like that are what dissuaded me from selling on ebay during the mining craze.

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I sold my old 7970's and 7950's on Amazon and sure enough a few weeks later I get a guy saying "ohh it won't post. I have tried everything"... that stupid punk obviously flashed a bios and hardlocked it and of course AMAZON AWARDS HIM buyer protection. I get the card and it's got different bios. Amazon doesn't care.

I'm never selling a gpu again, except maybe on here and that's it. frown.gif

Ouch, that is a bummer, sounds about par for the course.  Buyer Protection could easily be renamed Scam the Seller.

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Haha, nice, did you actually send in the rebate?


Yeah, hearing stories like that are what dissuaded me from selling on ebay during the mining craze.
Ouch, that is a bummer, sounds about par for the course.  Buyer Protection could easily be renamed Scam the Seller.

rebates are for real . . .

http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/MSI10MIRsAug1Aug3113ej11.pdf
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i sold my 7970 dual-x on ebay to some dude in Georgia for $415 back in december.

He never returned it.

I looked at his buying record, and i didnt see any other gpu being purchased so i guess he wasnt a miner,

i still wonder why did he pay so much for it?
Edited by The Mac - 2/20/14 at 9:32am
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Thanks. That is good result. VRM1 able to maintain in the 50s with FUE vs. 80s with stock pad.

I didn't get 17 W/mK but I got 11 W/mK instead. For the amount I paid for the shipping, it still circulating around NY for 4 days. redface.gif I don't know how many sorting facility they need to go through. mad.gif
That's what I put on the RAM, I still need to try and push it s little harder to see if it helped RAM capabilities.

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+rep coming your way for such detailed info, and results in a later post. you've certainly convinced me to drop the cash on some new pads for my 3 blocks.

a few suggestions. since your post will likely be linked and referenced by many, it may be good to mention the pad thickness (I'm assuming 1.0mm across the board) in the opening statement. also, maybe some links to the exact pads you bought could be helpful for those looking for quick reference. biggrin.gif

anyways, great work! thumb.gif

Thanks for constructive criticism. I will update the post later today.
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Excellent results, makes me happy I went ahead and bought them. I'm assuming that with a little cure time, the temps will possibly even get a bit better?

No one has mentioned better temps over time. But that's a great idea, I will monitor them in the weeks to come.
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That's what I put on the RAM, I still need to try and push it s little harder to see if it helped RAM capabilities.

With the way the weather has been if it shipped USPS or FedEx you'll likely be waiting. Everything I have ordered, via FedEx or USPS, since the snow started has been delayed.


Did you gain any stability by lowering your VRM1 temps?
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Did you gain any stability by lowering your VRM1 temps?

I only tested at same exact clocks/voltages In each bench to make an accurate comparison of temperatures. I will try my luck in the days to come. I will be on vacation this coming week so it will give me time to play around a little more... Not sure there is much left to squeeze out of this one, ~1300/~1700 is an immense overclock for a reference card.
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I too am thinking about selling my 290 Tri-X. I may have a buyer for $650-$700. I'd then plan to go for dual GTX 780's for $890 shipped from EVGA. (B-stock)

 

It's really tempting... $200 more for a ton more performance.

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I too am thinking about selling my 290 Tri-X. I may have a buyer for $650-$700. I'd then plan to go for dual GTX 780's for $890 shipped from EVGA. (B-stock)

It's really tempting... $200 more for a ton more performance.

Do the 780s really provide that much more performance compared to the 290s? All the benchmarks I've seen it's either been 290 up by a few fps or 780s up by a few fps depending on game. Same thing with 780 ti vs 290x.
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