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Mine or sell?

Unhandybirch656

27 months ago

So I've been off for a while and noticed a major influx in the price of a card I own, the RX480 8GB. A little research and I find out that I could make some profit, even trade for a 1070! So should I try mining? I can run the only game I play right now, TF2, on just my i5 6500. I could make that cash with just waiting, but I've heard it's riddled with scammers and the market could crash. I don't really need a powerful card, so I could buy a 1060 3gb and just keep the rest. What's the better decision?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't do either. The mining market is a place where you need to do extremely extensive research before mining and selling. Also, you will not get a GTX 1070, those cards have now been hit with the same problem that has driven up prices of your Rx480 and are even more expensive. Keep your 480, I say. You can go mining if you want, but don't sell, especially as many many people are suspicious of used cards now. (Used graphics cards from the mining industry have a tendency to fail way earlier than normal. Your card will be treated as such, even though it hasn't gone mining.) And watch out if you go mining.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna get a worse GPU anyways. I'm doing one.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with Duke_Giraffe's suggestion down there.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sell and try to pick up a vega card on day one.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How about sapphires new mining card? Could I make profit selling that on eBay?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The mining cards are more then likely gonna be in mass stock, for a cheap price.

So no, don't think that would be profitable, and since it's a bare bones mining card it will have zero resale value after being used.

Sell the 480 for 350$, or 400$ depending on how quick you want it sold, and I would wait for the vega core which should launch around july 30th, if you can't get a vega on time, and if the mining cards get a early launch waiting for a 1070 would be your best bet.

I'm in the same boat right now, but I sold my card when ether was crashing, so made around 360$ off of it, just sitting here waiting for vega.

with how amd has been marketing lately however I'm sure the vega core will out beat the 1070.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I can sell my rx470 and rx480 and play TF2 on iGPU. low settings is no problem for me. Do you see the GPU price going down anytime soon? I want more than a 1050.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly can't tell, not sure how vega and the mining cards will sell, if you're looking for mainsteam cards to come back into stock you would still be a few months away.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I was hoping to do with my 1060

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

sounded like a minecraft Post. sorry, dont have any helP though

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. All I play is TF2
  2. I found a guy locally willing to give me two R9 270Xs for $60 a piece.
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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Report that fishy buyer to Ebay, they do not play games with those people. PayPal is the same way they do not play games with people who wont pay.

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