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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Extreme_One » Tue May 17, 2016 7:41 pm

1080 reviews are out. Some good news, and some not so good.

Nvidia has confirmed a £619 UK price for the Founder's Edition


That's very disappointing, considering the US will pay $699 which converts to £420.

Even at 1440p, the GTX 1080 runs the vast majority of the games I tested at 100FPS, with the rest comfortably sitting above 60FPS.


That's what i wanted to hear, as I'll be gaming at 1440p from now on. :D

So, it looks like I'm waiting a bit longer to hear what the pricing will be from the likes of EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte.
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby SpaceMadMonkey » Tue May 17, 2016 10:26 pm

For

Fastest single GPU
Impressive efficiency
Useful new features

Against

Can't buy it yet
Founders Edition price




I will be waiting anyway, I never buy a stock card from the go. :D
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Extreme_One » Wed May 18, 2016 6:45 am

The only thing I'm concerned by now is if MSI and Gigabyte etc all go down the route of offering factory overflocks and custom cooling, and charging £600+ for the privilege.
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Capt Birdshit » Fri May 20, 2016 3:36 pm

A bit late to the party here – Only read this post yesterday; Some interesting remarks regarding the new 1080 GFX Card, especially regarding the price. That would be a definite problem for me as to get the most out of that build I would need to upgrade everything from the components inside the machine (which isn’t a problem) to my monitor as well.

Now I know you’ve just paid in excess of £500 for your monitor Ex, but for a new monitor, graphics card (1080) and other components I would be looking at around £1500 which is a mega amount of money to folk out really.

At the moment I’m still using my 32” Samsung TV which still looks great with the GTX 970 @ 1080p/60hz….I just can’t justify that amount of money over the benefit I would get – and like I’ve said above to really take advantage of the new screen, I would probably need to purchase one of the new graphics cards at that time. Also anything higher than the card I’ve currently got would be a waste anyway.

Unless I can flog my 32” Samsung to being used somewhere in the house as a TV….!!
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby SpaceMadMonkey » Fri May 20, 2016 5:45 pm

Been saving for this upgrade for a while now, so i've got a decent budget but will probably not buy everything at once. What I really need are the essentials

GPU - 1080 GTX Definitely
CPU - Unsure but might go for the Skylake over the Boardwell-E depending on what it'll bring to the table.
Motherboard
Memory
Cooler



Edit... After reading THIS I think i've made my mind up!
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby SpaceMadMonkey » Sun May 22, 2016 11:14 pm

Been looking at Z170 motherboards, they are all a bit samey for each price range, but I do like the look of the components Gigabyte is using.

Birdy, I know you have/are using Gigabyte boards. What do you think of them?
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Capt Birdshit » Mon May 23, 2016 11:35 am

My mobo is an ASUS still as i didn't replace it in the end on my upgrade.

Think i looked into a Gigabyte mobo at the time, will have to take another look at my post.
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Extreme_One » Tue May 24, 2016 6:51 am

This "Founders Edition" stuff is strange.

Check out the bottom of this page showing "Founders Edition" offerings by MSI, Pallit, ASUS etc.

They all look identical, apart from the box they come in!
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby SpaceMadMonkey » Tue May 24, 2016 5:40 pm

That's because they all are the same card, the stock card with no fancy bits added or modded.
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Re: Upgrading...

Postby Extreme_One » Tue May 24, 2016 6:32 pm

Yeah I get that, but then why should anyone choose the MSI over instead of the Gigabyte one or the ASUS one?

It's just weird.

Could you imagine Ford, VW and Nissan following a similar business model?
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