1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

[FS][US] New ATI HD3870 512MB GDDR4 (from DELL) Free Shipping

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by EnergyFX, May 26, 2008.

  1. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    I have a brand new HD3870 for sale. This is a video card that was included with a Dell XPS 420 media system. I upgraded the computer to a Palit 9600GT Sonic 1024MB so I don't need the ATi card.

    This card only saw a few hours of use while I set up the XPS. The Palit showed up the next day and took the ATi's place. It didn't even see a 3D app before getting pulled. The most work it had was probably when Vista did the 'performance test'. For what its worth, the ATi pegged a 5.9 score.

    Price: $130 USD, I cover shipping to US lower 48 (card only, no accessories or driver disk)
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  2. flclisgreat

    flclisgreat

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    660 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    59
    just an FYI, newegg has the sapphire 3870 for $155 with free 3 day ups shipping
     
    EnergyFX says thanks.
  3. commandercup New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    570 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    you should PM things related to pricing rather then posting them...
     
  4. flclisgreat

    flclisgreat

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    660 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    59
    while i'm not trying to be an asshole, i dont want anyone to get ripped off, so i posted.
     
  5. commandercup New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    570 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    its still cheaper then the NewEgg price and it was only used for a few hours... thats hardly ripping someone off
     
  6. NinkobEi

    NinkobEi

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,044 (0.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    is a 3870 to a 9600 GT really an upgrade? i'm confused
     
  7. flclisgreat

    flclisgreat

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    660 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    59
    well then its a matter of opinion, cause i see -$5 and it being dell and no warranty as a very bad deal compared to brand new with a year warranty from the egg and who knows how long on top of that from sapphire for +$5.
     
  8. commandercup New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    570 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    hmm... it just so happens that some 3870's are $200! he could have a more expensive version... thus prices it higher (dell makes their own cards? no right?)
     
  9. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,921 (6.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    They buy OEM from ATi :)
     
  10. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    In this particular case, yes. The Palit has certain features I wanted to take advantage of and has twice as much onboard ram.

    Performance wise the 3870 and the 9600GT 512MB version run neck and neck. I'm not sure how much of a performance difference the extra 512MB makes, but like I said, the Palit has other features I want to take advantage of.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  11. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Chill fellas. Edit: $130

    I'm a reasonable guy. I crossed the specs on the Dell website and it looks like it matches up with the egg models in the buck-fifty range.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  12. ISMurphy New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    64 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sioux City, Iowa USA!
    Bump for 3870's, if i wasn't running 2 ( 2nd one for birthday present tomorrow Diamond Viper version ) i'd pick it up!

    but it does gain a bit over the 9600's on all levels in my experience and for gaming. ( Age of Conan, COD4, TF2 anyways ) with HDCP ready, video offloading, and the other handy playback features, makes a nice HTPC card although a bit loud unless you get the heatpipe version.
     
  13. Xazax

    Xazax

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,448 (1.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    409
    Can we see some pics? how does OEM differ
     
  14. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Pictures added. As for OEM differences, I couldn't tell you. Knowing Dell, it most likely conforms to reference standards.
     
  15. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,957 (3.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,034
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Guys, let's keep price bickering out of this thread. I really don't want to hand out infractions for something so silly.
     
  16. dark2099

    dark2099

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,428 (1.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    758
    Location:
    where everyone wants to be
    Since the card is OEM, and looks like a BBA (Built By ATI) card, any bios updates for the 3870 will probably work with your card. Also, there are more coolers that might work better with it due to design (when I got my AC Acellero S1, one of the ramsinks wouldn't let the cooler make 100% contact with the core, don't know if this card would suffer the same problems.)
     
  17. NinkobEi

    NinkobEi

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,044 (0.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    dual slot cooler. very awesome...tempted...if only my mobo supported xfire :( wonder if it will OC better than my HIS (prob not hard to do, hah 1150 max mem)- anyone know how good that ATI cooler is?
     
  18. flclisgreat

    flclisgreat

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    660 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    59
    tempted....if only i wasn't broke :(
     
  19. mrw1986

    mrw1986

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,117 (0.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Location:
    Wallingford, CT
    Very tempting for CrossFireX
     
  20. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    whats ur method of payment?
     
  21. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,636 (2.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    729
    To the best of my knowledge ATI's only OEM is sapphire, which would make this a pretty good card.
     
    EnergyFX says thanks.
  22. NinkobEi

    NinkobEi

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,044 (0.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    what kind of package will you be shipping it in? I doubt it came in a seperate box.
     
  23. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    PayPal is preferred.

    I have a few boxes laying around that it will fit into. I also have an anti-static bag and some styrofoam peanuts.
     
  24. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,691 (6.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,988
    Location:
    some AF base
    just as an FYI i have 2 OEM ATi 3850s that do great and i have flashed to updated BIOS's and they work fine gotten 820 core out of them so far but im on the single slot coolers so temps are kinda warm so not pushing them yet...
     
  25. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    40,701 (12.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15,557
    Visiontek.:)
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page