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Old June 20, 2013, 09:00 AM
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So like the title says im buying a used Gtx 670 today and the person is passing by to let me test it witch is really awesome because thats actually pretty hard thing to do now and days

Anyway maibe its my conspiracist or (paranoid) person in me thinks hes being nice cause he knows theres someting wrong and believes im only gonna see if it boots and then hell respond by saying " see everything is cool wheres my money " but little does he know tho is that im gonna be benching it in Heaven 4.0 stock

I Seriously hope it passes cause its a good deal and im tired of looking

Basically my question is this you guys think im being over cautious or its justified what im doing .
So for the people that are thinking im being over cautious let me tell you this ...i asked what were the core clocks of his card and he responded by telling me that it was 954 base BUT those clocks are with the a 680 pcb not for reference 670 pcb they are 915 base and thats when my Consiracist friend inside told me that theres something fishy going on here hmm..... now i know for a fact that what hes selling is a 670 pcb and the reason is cause he send me a picture of it . so know im concerned about whats gona happen if it fails..... going to be hella awkward when im going have to kick him out of my home and thank him for wasting my time

Either than Heaven 4 what other bench or "sureway faulty hardware giveway" you guys think i should try
my personal favorite is heaven cause anything off and that things always fails problem is that it takes too damn long to finish

Also im going to be first time Sli-ing any advice ...will it be easier than "always on fullscreen crossfire" to set up and manage ?
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Old June 20, 2013, 11:03 AM
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It won't be awkward if the card doesn't live up to your standards.

You simply tell the guy "something is wrong with this card. I am no longer interested". At that point he will likely start packing up to leave.
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Old June 20, 2013, 03:31 PM
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i hope its that easy
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Old June 20, 2013, 04:00 PM
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If he is bringing it for you to try I doubt there is anything wrong with it, or he's a moron ..most likely the card is fine
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Old June 20, 2013, 09:00 PM
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yeah i got it today benched it and artifact test everything came out perfect not bad for 225 its even a better clocker than my first one :D
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Old June 20, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Glad to hear your deal went through. $225 is a hell of a deal!
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Old June 21, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Try GPU folding on the card for a few hours and watch the temps and listen to the fan. That ought to tell you if the card is up to a full workload.
Good luck with it, I have a 670 (evga) and its been fine since day one.
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