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its because your cards have been running balls to the wall the whole time mining. Would you buy a used car that a 2014 that's been red lining the whole time? no

Id rather buy a brand new 290x for retail than buy 2 used ones that were mining

Most miners ran their cards undervolted for cooling reasons and wattage reasons. There are certainly a few that ran them overclocked/overvolted, but miners with many cards tended to go towards the efficiency route for the two reasons stated.

I bought a 2-month old R9 290 that was used for mining and it has no problems and overclocks a lot better than many R9 290/290X with just the reference cooler and should drastically improve when I get my waterblock for it tomorrow.
    
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its because your cards have been running balls to the wall the whole time mining. Would you buy a used car that a 2014 that's been red lining the whole time? no

Id rather buy a brand new 290x for retail than buy 2 used ones that were mining

Does not work like that. GPU is not a car, it does not have a mileage, mechanical moving parts etc. I have two Gigabyte 6950s celebrating 2 years of 24/7 mining this month.
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post #13 of 50
Glad I sold mine when they were worth almost 50% more... LOL @ what mining did to the pricing and its subsequent effects.
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I bought my 290 during the Ming craze for $200 off a friend
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1. Buy a super used mining 290
2. Replace stock cooling with ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III
3. Profit
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1. Buy a super used mining 290
2. Replace stock cooling with ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III
3. Profit
You forgot...

4. Pray that the card isn't toasted from running 100% for several months.
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Dang, just checked some ebay prices, seeing 290x's as low as $300.
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wondering if getting a r290 or r290x is better...i do have a couple of artic extreme iii's waiting for a new home...more worried about driver issues...have had very little of them since i went to green side
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Ok, this has nothing to do with what AMD did, but rather the fact that demand is down now that script asics are out and AMD GPU's are being offloaded by miners. Just last night on Ebay you could have gotten a Sapphire 290 for $215 shipped and they had around 60 of them to sell.

Jeez I just bought myself another 7970 and my lil brother a 280x for that price...this hurts a bit...
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People need to stop spreading rumors that mining is going to ruin your card forever. Me and my friends have been scooping up mining cards off ebay like crazy. They all have worked just fine so far.
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