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Fake GPU's Caution!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by P-40E, May 8, 2014.

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    It would probably be more useful to tell the folks over at NewEgg instead of us. We can't do a whole lot to change the fact that it's there.
     
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    At least they can't even be 650Ti's because non-Boost 650Ti doesn't support SLI.
     
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    These so called 650ti's with SLI support are actually Geforce GT/GTS 6x00/7x00 series GPU's with an Arctic cooler and some NVidia badges slapped on, in case anyone cares.

    Bus width, 256mb VRAM and sli support kinda gives it away. (unless these specs are made up)
     
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    I've never even heard of that Chinese company! Best thing is to notify Newegg that improper specs and such are being listed. Good find though, OP!
     
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    Protip: Only buy Newegg from Newegg. Newegg really shouldn't have brought in third party dealers.
     
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    I've never bought Newegg before. Any tips? :p
     
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    Yep! whenever there has been a choice of Newegg or one of other retailers selling as a "partner" on Newegg, I always pick Newegg. The only exception to buying Newegg has been the HooToo USB 3.0 cards. That is so good and so high quality in material and craftsmanship, I ordered another, and then another. They ship from China, and it's never taken more than 4 days to arrrive to me, and the drivers and firmware are updated pretty frequently too.

    But I digress....in general, it's a good idea to only buy from Newegg and not one of the 3rd parties.
     
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    WTF, .................. Nothing to say at all..................:mad:
     
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    Methinks that the people at Newegg who handle the posting of items should be REQUIRED to have more knowledge of computers than just how to turn them on and click a mouse. I mean really, the specs and the "price cuts" should have been a dead giveaway.
     
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    Maybe they should hire some people from TPU that need a job, and know enough about computer hardware. I'd totally go for that; I need a job.
     
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    Is that $530 I see?[​IMG]
     
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    Newegg is a joke lately. They sell shady tablets from 3rd party venders.

    I got one in white for my mom and it's outer shell started to crack like eggshells do.

    Emailed and called 3rd party people in china since newegg doesn't honor warranty on 3rd party products.

    Long story short got money back via bank and newegg locked my account.
     
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    Expand "Seller" on the left, check "Newegg." Problem solved.

    Newegg itself only carries:
    ASUS
    EVGA
    VisionTek
    Gigabyte
    Sapphire Tech
    Club3D
    Diamond Multimedia
    ECS
    HP
    HIS
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    I have to ask, is that quote from general American evangelical fraudster history or a nod to the most awesome Suicidal Tendencies?
     
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    It's reference to the first, referring to the fake tears she put out on the television, I believe.
     
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    I live in hope West Coast late 80's skate metal lives on in our souls. Sorry for the thread hijack!
     
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    Newegg today is not newegg from 10 years ago. They were a much better company to deal with back then. I am purchasing more from amazon lately.
     
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    I stick to evga! Glad I do!
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if there was a ratchet products limited co.
     
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    My god I had no idea that many fake GPU's were on Newegg! I only thought it was those two 650 Ti's
    I just got a beautiful HIS R9 270 from newegg and got it in just a few days with eggsaver, And it was a good price, I am glad I know the difference in a real GPU and a fake lol. I hope Newegg finally acknowledges this and does something about it, Just imagine how many people will get screwed out of good money if they don't. I hope nobody has yet. Another thing this could be a major inconvenience for rig builders if these fake parts drive up prices.
     

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