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?Is Used EVER a good idea??

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I just discovered I'm broke (don't laugh, I don't know how it happened either). I upgraded my PSU to 450W and found the $$$ are gone (single income, 4 mouths, YADDA, YADDA, YADDA) Need to stick with AGP 4x/8x and must have VIVO. Sys running at 1.8ghz w/ 2x512RAM. Have been looking at MSI (opinions?) nx6600gt-VTD 128ram or nx6600-VTD 256ram, but now can only afford used. Is that EVER a safe thing to do??? Any other ideas opinions would help. Sorry for no full system description yet, it is coming (I think I have Sys envy and am shy, lol). budget about $80 USD.

Poor and Confused,
Larry
post #2 of 4
I wouldnt get used unless you absolutely had to, what site are you ordering from? newegg's refurbished is very reliable IMO, much better than most and they offer outstanding RMA services.

Anyhoo I'll have a look on newegg for ya and see what cards I can dig up for under $80 with VIVO and AGP 8x one sec. By the way a 6600GT will serve you well and can play almost anything out there moderately well.

EDIT/// Ugh there isnt much for AGP 8x for under $100 that will play games even moderately well, you'd be hard pressed to find even a 6600 or 6600GT at that price so if you do go ahead and grab them, AGP prices are on the rise since its a dead technology sadly.
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post #3 of 4
I Wouldnt get it used as you have no warranty Guarantees so if anything goes wrong then your stuck with it. I would always buy it new, as if you get a used one it can break at anypoint.
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I went to Newegg on your sugg. & I am WAY underfunded. I'll save up and do it right, i.e. new or refurb w/ warr. Problem is I need the VIVO in AGP and can't find anyone but MSI. I HEAR they are a good mfg., but, dang... $200. I'm open to any other suggestions (other than bank robbery, etc.). Thanks again, LBF
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