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Just scored this on Craigslist for 60 bucks. It had a bad power supply but I threw one in and it works great. I popped it open and it doesn't appear to have been used hardly at all unless the guy cleaned it immaculately inside the cooler and GPU.

What are the pro's and cons of 870's. Also should I just sell it, or get a different board so I can OC it?


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you bought it for 60 bucks? holy crap! good find! I would sell everything and profit.
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post #3 of 56
Wow - 60 bucks is just an amazing price for that, what the hell, like 10% of the CPU only?

What kind of madman sells it for that price... well, the christmas spirit I suppose!

You could always use this as a testbench for fun, or just sell it for profit!

What case is that anyway? It's well nice!
post #4 of 56
Nice find.
Personally, I would sell it for $500-600 and buy something else better.

Craigslist here sucks for both buying and selling.
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post #5 of 56
you found that on craigslist? i'll give you 300 roses for that!
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post #6 of 56
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I opened it up and was looking at it. It has a build date of 7/10 so this thing has to be under warranty. It's a shame the mobo is so crappy or I might keep it. Are there good and bad batches of these 870's? What's a banging vid for these chips? I could always pull the cpu and trade someone on here for their crappy clocker before I sell it if it has a low enough vid. I doubt anyone who is buying this thing would care.
    
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Wow you scored, I don't get it though, did the guy just think it was fried or what??
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The guy thought his all pc was broken.... beyond repair.
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post #9 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph10m View Post
Wow - 60 bucks is just an amazing price for that, what the hell, like 10% of the CPU only?

What kind of madman sells it for that price... well, the christmas spirit I suppose!

You could always use this as a testbench for fun, or just sell it for profit!

What case is that anyway? It's well nice!
It's a $600 CPU?
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post #10 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Llama View Post
It's a $600 CPU?
It was.

Intel cleared their mind and dropped the price, like they did with the 950.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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