found this refurbed card on newegg, what you think???

narhic_fd

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hey , while navigating newegg i found this REFURBISHED: Leadtek A400 GT TDH Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - OEM for $189. heres the

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122195R

So what do you think about the deal? Whats your opion about refurbished card? Has any of you bought a refurbished card before? If you did how well did it stand up. Do you still get a waranty from the cards manufacture since its a refurb? I was going to spend $179 on a 6800 gs agp, but for 10 dollars more i could get this one. Well whats your guys thoughts? thanks.
 

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Very Nice Card , My Brother Has It For About A Year & He OverClocks It To 400/1100 ... Very Cool & Stable ... Plays F.E.A.R. With Everything But Softshadows & AA Very Smooth ... 8)
6800GS Has 12 Pipeline & Lower Clocks ...
6800GT Has 16 Pipeline & Better Performance ... :twisted:
& A400 Series Looks Very Beautifull , I Like Them So Much :twisted:
 

pauldh

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I used to buy loads of Newegg refurb video cards, but rarely now even look at them. The savings isn't as good anymore IMO.

As far as reliability; I had a couple that were bad as delivered. As long as you test them right away within the 14 days, you can RMA it. You lose the $1 shipping and have to pay the return shipping. So there is a gamble, but it can be worth it if it's a good enough savings. Also, chances are on the best refurb deals they sell, you get the card only. Sometimes you see 2 of the same exact cards refurbed and one is $15 cheaper. That's usually becasue the more expensive one has more of the bundle (cables, adapters, software) included.

But for me I had 4 of my refurbs that originally were fine, die a premature death less than a year later. And these cards were not used daily. Abit replaced the one card, the Aopen and 2 Gainwards I took the hit. I'm guestimating I have bought maybe 20 newegg refurb cards. I'd say from my expereince with newegg refurbs, maybe 1 out of 10 is bad when you get it and 2 out of 10 will die early, maybe within a year. Now this is by no means fact, it's just what I experienced with cards I purchased 1-3 years ago. I tell you one thing, I'd never buy a refurb from Crucial. I ordered a 9700 pro a few months ago that artifacted like crazy as soon as I got it. And with Crucial, I had to pay return shipping and could only get store credit, not a refund. I had it out for a while with crucial customer service as I was shocked by their lousy refurb policy. Anyway, that pretty much just did me in for all refurbs except directly from ATI themselves. ATI honors the 3 year warranty on their refurbs bought directly from them.

I would not spend that much on a refurb unless it was much better card, like a 7800GS for $180. And then I would test the daylights out of it as soon as you get it. A couple weeks ago you could buy an equal card, the AGP X800XL brand new for that price. I don't really like AGP 6800GS for $200 and would buy a $155 X800GTO instead, but I think If I had to choose, I would spend $200 on a new 6800GS and OC/mod it before I'd buy a 6800GT refurb for $180. That's my 2 cents anyway.
 

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i think u should not get that card...i never trust refub cards...like pauldh said, it might experience premature death... but if u still wanna get it, then better make sure they provide long and good warranty coverage for the card...

with ur budget, i personally would go for ati x800gto...the specs of this card is quite good too... 16 pixel pipeline, 256 mb vram ddr3, etc...

just my 2 cents anyways. hope it helps. :wink:
 

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