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Saw this perusing eBay today, I don't need another, but was messing with the idea of grabbing one for cheap if I could and playing with it.
Anyone have any experience on the edge of the PCB having damage? Any info helps! thumb.gif

Cracked 980ti for sale.
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No way to know for sure other than powering it up, but from the perspective of an electrical engineer who does surface mount manufacturing all day, I'd say it looks like there are no traces broken and that it just looks like a big ground plane in the affected area. That choke near the crack could have compromised soldering but it doesn't look like it to me
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No way to know for sure other than powering it up, but from the perspective of an electrical engineer who does surface mount manufacturing all day, I'd say it looks like there are no traces broken and that it just looks like a big ground plane in the affected area. That choke near the crack could have compromised soldering but it doesn't look like it to me

Hmm thought the same thing with grounding plane. Will throw a waterblock on it and probably be careful around that area. I may lowball him and see what happens. You can't risk it for $260 when I can buy a new one from Newegg today for $399. But could be a fun restoration project. Never dealt with surface mount much during my 2 years of EE in college, but never hurts to start!
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I definitely wouldnt buy that, you honestly think the dude did all that work and didnt test it ? You could put waterblock on it, with no water, and boot for 10 seconds to see if it worked or not.
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If you are willing to buy this card, I've got a bridge you might also be interested in purchasing...

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If you are willing to buy this card, I've got a bridge you might also be interested in purchasing...


I'll take 2! Like I said I was gonna message him and tell him we have a deal if he plugs it in and sends a photo. What idiot sells a gamble? Was gonna say I'll give him 50$ish for it and if it doesn't boot I'll sell it for the rare earth metals....
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I would spend no more than $50.
 
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I'll take 2! Like I said I was gonna message him and tell him we have a deal if he plugs it in and sends a photo. What idiot sells a gamble? Was gonna say I'll give him 50$ish for it and if it doesn't boot I'll sell it for the rare earth metals....

$50 sounds reasonable. I've been burnt before on a purchase like this so always recommend against. Best of luck:thumb:
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I wonder if anyone would be evil enough to blow up a card a normal way and then put this crack in it on purpose to throw off someone willing to take the risk. Then when it doesn't work you figure it's the crack.
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I wonder if anyone would be evil enough to blow up a card a normal way and then put this crack in it on purpose to throw off someone willing to take the risk. Then when it doesn't work you figure it's the crack.

Tell you what. If this guy takes my offer of $50 that I just sent him and it ends up not working. I'll blow it up a not so "normal" way and try to sell it for $250 not working because of a crack... Hell I'll even hunt down a stock cooler for it to seem legit.
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