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Good deal 1080ti

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ToonarmY87, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. ToonarmY87

    Gangster

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    I have been offered an MSI 1080ti aero for £390 including delivery. Its a blower card. Is this a good deal?

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  2. Azrael1

    Wise Guy

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    Is it new ? Does it have any warranty ?
     
  3. ToonarmY87

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2017

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    Nope preowned. Warrenty almost up on it.
     
  4. Aretak

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 26, 2014

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    Meh. It's as much performance as you'll get for the money, but these cheap blower-style cards are very loud and run very hot. I wouldn't want one, personally. Especially with no warranty for nearly £400.
     
  5. AMDPower

    Wise Guy

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    no warranty, knock £60-£80 off it, and as said above its hot and loud.

    Better you save up £50 more and find a card from either EVGA or GIGABYTE with some warranty left.

    unless you can get it for closer to £300, not worth the risk and heat/noise.
     
  6. Kelt

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    Not a fan of those coolers.
     
  7. NMBlack

    Hitman

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    If it's a reference pcb you might be able to get a waterblock for it and stick it in a watercooled system, which would solve the heat and noise issues but would obviously add to the cost.
     
  8. ToonarmY87

    Gangster

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    Thanks guys.

    Are the blower coolers really that bad, founders edition etc?
     
  9. Kelt

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    Yep.

    There's a reason third party coolers are more expensive.
     
  10. xb8browney

    Soldato

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    Location: North East

    Yes, I got stung with a 1080 blower and 480 blower, both could be heard from 3 rooms away.
     
  11. hobib_ali

    Wise Guy

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    thats why they are called blower cards. coz they blow. get it? :D

    400 quid for a blower with no warranty, what if it blows up 2morrow? what will you do then?>:mad:

    or let time blow over until you can get a good deal on a new 1080ti
     
  12. greatash

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 29, 2013

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    Yes they are generally hot (80c+) and really loud. I bought a 7950 reference a couple years ago because it was 30 quid cheaper than the third party versions, thought to myself it cant be that bad (never had a ref blower before this). Never again.

    I would rather have a third party regular 1080 over a blower 1080ti.
     
  13. ToonarmY87

    Gangster

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    Warrenty until. October 2020. Originally purchased october 2017 and invoice supplied
     
  14. JonnyG1982

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    At current prices its a good deal.......but in reality this is what they should be costing brand new right now. If you can id recommend holding off and i would encourage as many people as possible not to buy at the joke prices right now. Ive said it so many times but im baffled idiots are paying the prices on display right now. More money now for 2 year+ old performance or least double for 25% more. Utter ridiculous. And AMD new offering not gonna help either.

    Might as well all just get a console soon and give up supporting the industry.
     
  15. sparkymark75

    Suspended

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    Location: Scotland

    I recently bought a blower 1080 Ti card off eBay for just over £300 ( guy wanted closer to £500, I used a discount code and Nectar points). I just stripped the cooler of it and fitted a Kraken G12 and Corsair H55 AIO to it. Runs great.
     
  16. Kirby Wurm

    Hitman

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    As for the risk factor that's up to you (no warranty on the Palit 1080 Ti I bought but it's still going strong 7 months kater) but the blower fans are really, REALLY awful.
     
  17. Azrael1

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    My honest opinion is that although nothing wrong with second hand cards - all the ones Ive sold on ebay seem to be working fine as never had anyone contact me in 10 years. For the price I would save a bit more and get a new card. There are bargains to be had. Just wait.
     
  18. easyrider

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    Yeah go for it...
     
  19. Apone70

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    get it and put an NZXT G12 on it, you can get that one with a corsair 120mm AIO online for £65
     
  20. Bluntwrapped

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    Seems like a good deal to me. If it’s a reference card I’d grab it, clean it out and use it while keeping an eye on eBay for a compatible cooler. The EVGA SC cards used to be reference, if they still are see if you can find the cooler from one.

    Then flash it with the EVGA bios :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019