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    My EVGA 1080 FTW finaly showed up!

    Out with the old


    In with the new

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    I looked at the 1070 FTW but it uses about 50% more power and requires a second 8-pin connector. Is that just because of the higher OC?

    These threads are scaring me a little bit:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comm...ed_last_night/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comm...died_randomly/


    EDIT: Reading MemoryExpress' IPR I see this WTF:

    If you were to replace a component such as a video card without IPR you could pay between $100 and $300 for a replacement card and an additional $100 for a two hour service fee to install it.
    I think I just lost quite a bit of respect for them.
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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt


    None yet - Memex hasn't had 1070 stock on the cards I want for 1-2 weeks now.

    I am debating between the EVGA 1070 ($569) and the EVGA 1070 SC Edition ($599). EVGA seems to make the quietest version of this card, one of the coolest temperature-wise, and probably has the best customer support. Prices are on the cheap side of the spectrum too.

    The 1060 is in the back of my mind still, but I think the extra performance and 2GB ram is worth the $200 premium considering how long I keep graphics cards for.
    I picked up the Asus 1070 O8G card yesterday. Was able to PM it. I built a new system with the 550D case, it's awesome.

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    Originally posted by J.M.


    I picked up the Asus 1070 O8G card yesterday. Was able to PM it. I built a new system with the 550D case, it's awesome.
    The 550D has been my go-to case for years. I have yet to find anything better for quality and silence. Glad you're enjoying it too. It used to be around $120 now it's $200.

    How good was your price match? Asus customer service scares me but if there was a huge price difference I might be persuaded. Too bad memex's uber price beat blows now It's basically just a match.

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    ^^^

    Yeah I got the case on sale, last one too.

    My PM was alright.. I found it listed for $602 on Direct Canada yesterday morning but by the time I got to the store the price jumped up and it sold out. Was still able to get the PM for the new price and a few bucks off lol

    The $599 Asus 1070 is listed for $579 on DC and newegg. With the MemEx price beat it's around $577.

    The EVGA $599 1070 SC is listed for $588 on DC. MemEx PM brings it down to around $587.
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    Thanks - I'm probably going to go with the EVGA SC.

    Unfortunately my dishwasher just broke so the video card might have to wait a couple weeks haha.

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    Anyone know why this card is so cheap? Is it just a founders card with a custom cooler like the EVGA's?

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX63333


    Reading about coil whine makes me not want to buy any of these cards haha, but I will have to play the lottery it seems.

    1060's STILL not in stock, 1070's finally coming in stock.

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    ^^I think evga just likes to have a wider range of offerings. They have some of the lower priced 1080s also, just 100 models of each card it seems.

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    Originally posted by schocker
    ^^I think evga just likes to have a wider range of offerings. They have some of the lower priced 1080s also, just 100 models of each card it seems.
    It's an Asus though, unless I am misunderstanding you.

    There are way too many models to choose from haha. Now there is a full line of 1070's with the founders-style cooling fan as well.

    This is the one I want but there is a million threads about coil whine, and I read it is not actually a custom card, but rather a founders card with a custom cooler (not sure if that's bad or not but people seem to look down upon it):

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62796

    The MSI card is well regarded, but it has 1/3 the warranty and is the most expensive.
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    Whoops I can't read. I think there is always a chance of coil whine, but I think you should be able to exchange one for one that doesn't? I think for my next card I will be trying EVGA as I have heard the best things about them though I have never had issues with my history of Asus, MSI, Gigabyte.

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    Looks like Direct Canada has the EVGA 1070 SC for $579, I will probably price beat that at Memex ($599) and roll the dice on coil whine. I have 7 days to swap it out I guess.

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    What are you guys using for monitors?

    I have an LG ultrawide but it turns out the 2016 version of this monitor has triple the input lag of the previous one, so it went from 1 frame to over 3. Not usable for the games I play so I'm looking to replace it with something else.

    I would like to stay ultrawide if I can but most of them are laggy or cost like $1,300+ so I might dual screen with the ultra-wide and a normal 1080p 24" monitor

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    The good monitors are all $$$ now. I have been looking at the 27" acer predator gsync 1440p and it is still $950. The utlrawide version is 34" and $1700

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    I use a 27" NEC PA271W, it probably isn't great for gaming, but I need it for photo editing. I have found that any game requiring flawless lag (FPS games mostly) need to deal with server latency issues long before it would be worth it to get a gaming specific monitor. If there is a delay between my click and the shot already, it doesn't matter what monitor I have haha.

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    Originally posted by schocker
    The utlrawide version is 34" and $1700
    I have this monitor, it rocks.

    http://imgur.com/ZkPURN4
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    ^^ You have the largest computer case I have ever seen

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    Yeah it is enormous, great for when I eventually do custom water cooling.
    I brought it to a friend's place for a lan party and used it as a desk for my monitor a few weeks back. Thermaltake x9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7SeDud6ZRg
    I might actually do a desk case instead at some point.

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    If anyone is looking for a prebuilt machine, just ended up buying an Alienware Rig from Dell at what I think is a really good price:

    http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-a...547-rfdcb-d118

    Alienware Aurora R5 Base
    Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor (4-Cores, 8MB Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0, Overclocked up to 4.2GHz
    Windows 10 Home 64bit English
    8GB DDR4 at 2133MHz
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Founders Edition with 8GB GDDR5
    256GB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with High Peformance Liquid Cooling
    Intel® 3165 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2

    Will upgrade the ram to 16 or 32gb afterwards, but other than that pretty happy with the setup.

    -$400 for sale price
    -$150 using coupon code $150OFF$1699PC
    -$82.50 for EPP discount
    -$166.25 for ebates discount

    Came out to just under $1500 before taxes, which is a bit cheaper than getting all the individual components plus the case / power supply design is pretty neat:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRz-kAQzKx0
    Go Flames!

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    Seems like a pretty good buy, just needs 2-4X more RAM.

    What motherboard?

    Who actually makes the power supply and SSD?
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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    Seems like a pretty good buy, just needs more RAM.

    What motherboard?

    Who actually makes the power supply and SSD?
    Not listed in the specs, but it looks like:

    - Pegatron motherboards (previously owned by Asus)
    - In house power supply
    - Samsung PCIe SSD
    Go Flames!

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