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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, May 27, 2016.

  1. PESolution


    Joined: Oct 13, 2004

    Posts: 2,733

    Location: Teesside

    Then they take unnecessary risk for when people cancel pre-orders and they have to convert back. They make money selling hardware not playing the currency market.
  2. Simon Belmont


    Joined: Mar 11, 2013

    Posts: 4,880

    Me as well. I hope I get email today?
  3. [Damien]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2005

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: Manchester

    I think Ben said in an earlier post it'll be tomorrow they get delivered. Depending how late in the day it is they may not get shipped that day and might get sent Fri for delivery Sat or Mon. I'm just going to go with Mon to avoid disappointment.
  4. Vuze


    Joined: Jun 30, 2016

    Posts: 6

    Same here, CK opens in 10min, in a perfect world they would probably be able to ship the card by late afternoon if the FTWs are ready for booking in :D
    But I won't hold my breath... just hope it gets here by Saturday finally :o
  5. Shockwave


    Joined: Aug 25, 2015

    Posts: 111

    Confirmed that my Gamerock Premium will be here tomorrow. :)
  6. Johnys9


    Joined: Jul 5, 2016

    Posts: 2

    Is there any way of knowing if your order is going to be part of the 50 FTW's that are on their way?

    I had promised I'd have a new GPU in the family PC for a while, even saying "I'm gonna put in the new card and update to windows 10 in one go", I'm hoping I can keep to my promise (before the windows 10 deadline)
  7. Simon Belmont


    Joined: Mar 11, 2013

    Posts: 4,880

    What number in the queue are you?
  8. Johnys9


    Joined: Jul 5, 2016

    Posts: 2

    How do I see this queue and my number in it?
  9. Zergmaster


    Joined: Jun 16, 2016

    Posts: 21

    So after a long while, I finally got my hands on the new Gamerock GTX 1080 yesterday. It's not as ugly as I thought and it matches my color scheme quite well. :D

    Thanks for all the support! A small haribo bonus is truly appreciated. Hope you get your boards quickly guys! It's been way too long.
  10. PoolG


    Joined: Oct 25, 2010

    Posts: 58

    They should upgrade some waiting on the standard and send them this instead. :D
  11. CauseanAffect


    Joined: Jun 19, 2016

    Posts: 52

    Location: UK

    Call Customer Services or send a webnote
  12. LegendaryDread


    Joined: Nov 10, 2009

    Posts: 435

    Location: Southampton

    If only... sucks that they can't split my PP+ standard order due to paying with PayPal.
  13. Blazeityo


    Joined: Jun 2, 2016

    Posts: 26

    I'd go for the one with the highest pre-set clocks if you don't plan to manually oc, although it seems the new GPU boost 3.0 software can go beyond the preset clocks once enabled. Honestly, buy the one you like the look of the most as the performance will be similar with all the cards and the difference will be down to the luck of the silicon draw. Some quick tests on my FE last night showed it boosting to 2050 out of the box without manually changing anything and it wasn't getting hot enough to throttle like I'd seen from American reviews. That's a higher boost than I've seen for some aftermarket cards.

    For my money the best seem to be: EVGA FTW, MSI Gaming X, Gigabyte G1, and Inno3d X3.
  14. ashmanuk67

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2007

    Posts: 1,346

    Location: Kent

    Anyone with a 1080 Gigabyte G1 Gaming how you getting on with it?
    I game at 1440p G-Sync and have SLI GTX770's I am hoping for a good improvement, will this happen?
  15. tyler_jrb


    Joined: Aug 24, 2013

    Posts: 4,055

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Considering a single 980 is about as fast as 770 SLI in games then yes a single 1080 should be a nice improvement.

    Gregster (Gregster reviews) has a review on his YouTube channel with the G1 gaming. Selection of games on there for you to compare performance against your current 770 SLI.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
  16. billy_dane


    Joined: Feb 5, 2013

    Posts: 77

    Oh wow, i see the MSI Seahawk has gone up to £899, crazy. I managed to snag an EVGA FE, EK block and full custom loop setup for £60 cheaper than that, and i guess have option for good resale with the FE shroud to boot. I can see OCuk taking a stinging with the GBP/USD since preorders, top updates form the guys though. I'm not even expecting a card now but i enjoy checking this post for peoples benchmarks and reviews.
  17. Greebo


    Joined: Jan 20, 2005

    Posts: 35,530

    Location: Co Durham

    I wouldn't call the unnecessary. Especially on a daily basis the exchange rate falling.

    Plus cancelled orders irrelevant. You don't convert the dollars back to refund the cancelled pre order, the card will be bought by somebody else anyway for more pounds than the first guy and you had already exchanged enough money from the first order to cover the invoice when it lands.

    It would only be an issue if there was enough pre-orders cancelled and the items then stayed in stock past the date payment is due.
  18. WIGG77


    Joined: Jun 23, 2016

    Posts: 7

    Location: Cannock

    Just received my Xtreme PP. Just a heads up that Gigabyte have not solved the centre fan catching (On mine anyway)

    I'm not going to return it. I will adjust it myself as I cannot play the waiting game any longer. The Parcel was very well packed by OcUK but the Gigabyte box inside was very slightly damaged.
  19. studulike


    Joined: Dec 11, 2014

    Posts: 167

    sorry to hear that . hope mine is ok as i am still waiting for delivery today. yes seem that US owners push or pull the frame a bit just to give a bit more space between the frame and the fan .:( wonder why its still keep happening with this QC .
  20. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 32,536

    Location: Ireland

    I wouldn't accept that at all to be fair, though i realise more waiting would be an annoyance. :(