Question GPU that was used for mining for 2 years, Worth buying or not?

Mar 8, 2020
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So my friend is looking for an RX 570 to use for heavy-duty gaming for as cheap as possible, I found him an XFX RX 570 4 GB that was used for around 2 years, From what I found out, that card was used for mining 24/7 for 2 years straight with/without an undervolt, It's about 70$, RX 570s are expensive where I live, a used one can go up to 100$, so is it worth it or not?
 

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Maybe, but you'll probably need to strip-off the heatsinks and wash them in distilled water to remove embedded dust/dirt AND replace the Thermal Interface Material pads (normally 0.5mm or 1mm thick) and paste as these deteriorate with age/usage time. Thermal Grizzly seem to produce the highest performing parts for this, but they are not cheap!
 

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