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Ok I bought a Sapphire 5870 E6E yesterday from newegg for $199. should I resell on ebay? They go anywhere from $269-to-$399 on there. And get a 6950 for $245? and unlock to a 6970? Or keep the 5870....

6950--->

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102921
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you cant unlock the 6950 1gb so your stuck with the 6950 2gb that is around 280.00
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you cant unlock the 6950 1gb so your stuck with the 6950 2gb that is around 280.00
didn't know that...still what should I do?
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post #4 of 11
A few thoughts on this...

First -- You have no idea what price you will get on ebay. Especially after a big deal like neweggs goes out, suddenly tons of the same item start popping up on ebay. This drives prices down. Don't expect to make the same price point on a product when it was scarce as when it is abundant.

Second -- 13%. This is roughly the minimum cut that Ebay + Paypal takes from a sale. To make your $200 back you need to sell for about $235 dollars (if you include shipping price in the sale you only pay the paypal %). At $269 you make maybe $30. Nothing to sneeze at, but still a gamble and still doesn't cover the price difference to the 6950

Third -- A 6950 unlocking to a 6970 is not guaranteed to work, and you need the 2GB version apparently.

So with all those warnings in place, I will say that the 6970 is certainly a superior card to a 5870 except for the ridiculous amount of power it eats. So it's your call, is a 15 - 20% performance boost worth the risk involved? Only you can say.

I'd probably try it myself though. If you have the patience to wait it out.
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post #5 of 11
^Good advice.

But if you can get it on there soon, maybe you can make some money.
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I have the card+$150.....I also only have 3 CRT monitors.....thinking of a 5750/5770 and three 20in 1080p dell monitors for $109 each off the dell outlet
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post #7 of 11
1. read my post
2. sell it to me
3. I give you $100 for it
4. Profit??
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1. read my post
2. sell it to me
3. I give you $100 for it
4. Profit??
lol??? trolling much
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post #9 of 11
Try selling it on fleabay and see anyone bites.
The sale is over for that card on newegg, its back to $279.00
Also I think a pretty high number of the 6950's are able to unlock.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post
Try selling it on fleabay and see anyone bites.
The sale is over for that card on newegg, its back to $279.00
Also I think a pretty high number of the 6950's are able to unlock.
I will do $300 buy it now $275 reserve...and international shipping
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