Those who are considering buying a second-hand video card, beware! Don’t let the prices deceive.
Graphics card prices have dropped drastically recently. The price of a card, which was sold at the level of 8000 TL 4 months ago, varies in the range of 3000 – 4000 TL today.
As such, people turned to the second-hand card market. We can say that the prices of second-hand cards are also quite affordable. Currently, even 8GB RX 570 – 580 cards are sold at prices around 2000 TL. Of course, most of these cards are mined cards.
So, does it make sense to buy a card that has been used in mining before for gaming?
Mining cards wear out within 1 year as they work continuously at high temperature values. Transistors and integrated circuits suffer the most in this attrition. Overheating of the integrated can cause erosion on the element. So what to do in this situation?
Even if you do not have problems in the short term when you buy these graphics cards, it seems likely that you will have problems in the future.
Therefore, we recommend that you stay away from mined video cards. Do not listen to the 1-year clean graphics card advertisements you see on the internet. Likewise, many miners change their graphics cards once a year. However, the final decision is yours.