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GTX 470 RMA Coming back soon. (SCAN offered ASUS GTX 560 instead, I took it XD)

Poll Results: (1) GTX 470 RMA, (2) GTX 560 Instead

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 30% of voters (13)
    1) Leave it packaged, then flog it.
  • 20% of voters (9)
    1) Open the package, test it, then flog it.
  • 34% of voters (15)
    2) Yeah, GTX 560 is a good replacement for GTX 470.
  • 13% of voters (6)
    2) Nah, stick with your GTX 470. (Despite having RMA'd it twice before)
43 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
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Leave it in the package and sell it off as a brand new RMA replacement.
What should I do?
I'm looking at getting the ASUS GTX 560 instead
Good move?

UPDATE:
Okay. so SCAN have offered me a GTX 560 by ASUS with the DirectCU II Cooler instead of another GTX 470.

I said no to it.. Hell I'm kidding - I obviously took on the offer XD
Should be getting it next week brand new from SCAN via DPD delivery
SCAN .. your great XD - Not even kidding, they have the best customer service!

Thanks for the posts guys, will update when it arrives.
Edited by DannyTheGamer - 2/24/11 at 12:37pm
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post #2 of 24
I think you should leave it packaged as a new RMA replacement.
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post #3 of 24
I would test the card to make sure it really works before selling it.
In this way, I know for certain that the buyer is getting a good working card. If the buyer later claims that he received a non-working card, I can clear my conscience.

On the other hand, you can make this unopened/untested condition known to a potential buyer and let him decides if he wants it in this condition or not.
post #4 of 24
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On the other hand, you can make this unopened/untested condition known to a potential buyer and let him decides if he wants it in this condition or not.
Oh yeah I was going to mention it has been through an RMA either way.
I mean.. it should pretty much be a brand new card right? (in a way).
It's coming from SCAN UK.. so I don't know if anyone would know if it would be a decent replacement.
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer View Post
Oh yeah I was going to mention it has been through an RMA either way.
I mean.. it should pretty much be a brand new card right? (in a way).
It's coming from SCAN UK.. so I don't know if anyone would know if it would be a decent replacement.
scan is safe, bought many things there, never had any problems, i'd imagine the replacement should be fine too.

which 470 did u get? i mean which brand, i might be interested if ur selling it.
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by erik257 View Post
scan is safe, bought many things there, never had any problems, i'd imagine the replacement should be fine too.

which 470 did u get? i mean which brand, i might be interested if ur selling it.
Okay that's good to hear, thanks man.
The brand of the card is an ASUS GTX 470 V2.
This one;
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post #7 of 24
For all the trouble of shipping and selling. I would keep the 470, and keep the $300 for the new card.
If anything you are just buying the same performance. You would be better off using the 470 for a few months and save up for a 580/590.
I went from a 470 to a 480 and I love it but it was a minimal performance increase I could have done without.
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post #8 of 24
Scan is good. If they send you a brand new retail boxed card, then leave it sealed. If it's been opened or isn't a brand new retail box, then test it.
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I went from a 5870 to a gtx 570 and it is a huge difference in performance. I love my EVGA 570 SC it is hitting 45 fps in heaven on 1920x1080. My 5870 barely hit in the 30s
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post #10 of 24
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Scan is good. If they send you a brand new retail boxed card, then leave it sealed. If it's been opened or isn't a brand new retail box, then test it.
Hmm.. I have doubts about it being sealed as when I first ordered the card it wasn't sealed anyway..

Also I doubt it would be a new one given to me as I don't think ASUS produce the cards anymore right? Nor' do SCAN sell them now anyway.

Not sure, to be honest.
I'll see what happens when it eventually arrives.
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