Should You Buy A Used Graphics Card?

Beware Crypto Miners Flooding Market With Used Graphics Cards

You may be wondering if it is a good idea to buy used graphics cards.

Episode #12-47 released on August 6, 2022

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Graphics cards are and were really expensive, and new ones are still expensive. But you may be wondering if you should buy a used graphics card, especially with so many on the market at this moment.

There are going to be some challenges to finding a graphics card that has not be subjected to long term abuse from crypto mining. These are reason you want to avoid graphics cards that were subjected to long-term crypto mining operating is related to how worn down it would be by the use of it long-term, heat exposure, overclocking, etc. Every time the crypto market crashes, you see the market of used graphics card flood, so whenever you see a place online selling many of them, that is not a reputable computer hardware store, it is a good idea to avoid the risk.

At the same time, whenever the prices drop, it is a good idea to also look at the cost of new graphics cards, as these often drop in price too as the number of cards available spikes. While, these new cards will be more expensive as a used graphics card, it is important to note that at the very least, your new device will not be damaged in any way.

However, if you are only able to buy a used graphics card, it may be a good idea to buy it from people you actually know, especially during new graphics card launches, as the previous generation cards tend to still be really good, especially if you are on a budget and simply want to play games and the overall look is not as important to you.

Now, you can try buying it online from other places with good reviews, which is the standard method, and you may get a great deal. Just be aware that the rating and comments system on many platforms is often full of fake ratings and comments or ratings and comments made by people who were paid to leave those there. Proceed at your own risk.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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