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Is this open box video card a good deal?

#1Kira0987Posted 12/18/2013 7:06:36 PM
So I've never bought an open box item before and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this, specifically an open box video card. My local Microcenter has this GTX 660 for $168.

From what I can tell, the specs are decent, and all the reviews (from newegg) seem to say that the card is capable of running most current games on max/high settings. Do you guys think it's a safe bet?

Here's the link: http://www.microcenter.com/product/406543/GTX660-DC2O-2GD5_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_660_DirectCU_II_ Overclocked_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card?ob=1

(I had to put a space in the link after "DirectCU_II_" because gfaqs said it was too long.)

Thanks!
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#2Lonestar2000Posted 12/18/2013 7:19:59 PM
Not worth it since you can get a new one for only $10-15 more.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660dc2o2gd5
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#3Kira0987(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 7:31:37 PM(edited)
Lonestar2000 posted...
Not worth it since you can get a new one for only $10-15 more.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660dc2o2gd5


I see. Do rebates really count though? From what I've read, it seems like people are never actually able get that money back.
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#4blax34dmPosted 12/18/2013 7:25:30 PM
Rebates suck
#5macmahon187Posted 12/18/2013 8:04:38 PM
My buddy bought his monitor in October and got his $20 rebate at the end of November.
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#6Kira0987(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 9:22:24 PM
macmahon187 posted...
My buddy bought his monitor in October and got his $20 rebate at the end of November.


Ah, that's not too bad. But in the spirit of instant gratification, has anyone had any experience with open box items and know if they are usually in "like new" condition?
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#7Myself9Posted 12/18/2013 9:39:13 PM
I bought an open box gtx660 TI OC from Microcenter. Saved $80!

The software CD's were not in the box, nor was the SLI bridge (or whatever it's called) or the mini dvi adapters (or whatever it's called). And I didn't get the free game that came with it. No biggie.

Check to make sure everything's in the box before you buy it, if you need any of that stuff.
If it's missing, perhaps they would consider discounting it even more?
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