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So, decided on a 3080? Which manufacturer and why?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Dave Burton, 10 Sep 2020.

  1. Dave Burton


    Joined: 29 Oct 2002

    Posts: 680

    Per title, who's brand are you going to go for, and what made you choose them? Personally, I think I'm going Gigabyte for their warranty being Uk based, and the more than helpful rep here :)

    What say you, the masses?
  2. Glanza


    Joined: 13 Mar 2007

    Posts: 11,053

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Founders edition
  3. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    MSI, Gaming X-Trio, had my X-Trio 2070 Super for over a year now, and its a fantastic card, very cool and quiet too.
  4. oweneades


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 9,223

    Which ever one that is a) not stupidly overpriced compared to the competition (looking at you Asus) and, b) will work in my NZXT H1.

    The vertical design and position of the GPU in the H1 means, from what I can tell at least, the Founders design is not ideal.
  5. Vogon


    Joined: 14 Nov 2002

    Posts: 4,215

    Likely basic Giga or MSI for me, depending on pricing. I haven't completely ruled out the FE yet, but suspect the cooler won't be up to the job of both cool and quiet …. luckily there might be some info on that on the 14th :)
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2020
  6. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 31,117

    Location: Dalek flagship

    Wait for the reviews, due to the unusual nature of the cards I am sure there will be some surprises from the different vendors as to how good or bad the individual cards are.
  7. Bravetart


    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 344

    Location: Reading

    FE. Pricing and no plastic disco being the main draw.

    But if it does badly in heat/noise tests then might reconsider. We'll see on Monday.
  8. Poneros


    Joined: 18 Feb 2015

    Posts: 5,704

    Eagle OC.

    Cheap, proven cooler, has 2 HDMI 2.1 outputs, and Gigabyte has RMA bases close by. What else is there?
    Might go Gaming OC depending on reviews & price difference, for that 2nd bios, but otherwise the rest are just too expensive for what would be a 5% difference at most for easily $100 more.
  9. clone


    Joined: 11 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,637

    Location: Telford//west mids

    EVGA best support and warranty out there.
  10. TangoEchoAlpha

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2016

    Posts: 1,200

    Location: UK

    Whichever is not stupidly overpriced and has a waterblock available. Thinking of the EVGA iCX3, Zotac Trinity or the Gigabyte Eagle/Gaming at the moment.
  11. marcus_667

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,656

    Location: wakefield

  12. Bazippy


    Joined: 27 Sep 2013

    Posts: 409

    If i get one its going to be the Founders edition (reviews pending) just looks well made and swish. Looks only matter the day you open the box though. So its review dependent.
  13. R3aL1Ty


    Joined: 18 Feb 2020

    Posts: 67

    I am really liking the Zotac Trinity at the moment.. More worried on availability on the day though.
    For me i'm not too interested in the FE cards

    Although (somewhat over priced in my eyes) i like the MSI Trio too
  14. TNA


    Joined: 13 Mar 2008

    Posts: 19,602

    Location: London

    Heads up, that no longer the case apparently. No longer in UK and it’s gone downhill.
  15. Rup


    Joined: 23 Aug 2017

    Posts: 393

    FE, for pricing mainly.
  16. XeNoNF50

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2016

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Surrey

    I think I want the Inno3D iChill X4. If it fits my case that is. If not the EVGA XC3.
  17. Sparx


    Joined: 30 Jul 2007

    Posts: 4,709

    Location: Lincolnshire

    EVGA definitely give less Fs about their UK customer base as mentioned lately. Closing down the UK RMA centre namely and seemed to have binned their UK social media accounts with it (no posts since Jul-Nov’19)

    But I think they can still provide ‘good service’. Just the costly shipping to Germany being the main problem. And clearly a lack of focus on the UK customer base being a kick in the face.

    Still I think it’s enough to turn me off them... Personally thinking FE, Gigabyte or Zotac for my 3080 choice. All have UK RMA bases.

    Like everyone else though, decision pending the FE reviews on Monday.
  18. Guest2


    Joined: 6 May 2009

    Posts: 17,527

    Are nuts.
    Hopefully EVGA support see this and can confirm if it’s the case. I’m sure an EVGA support account existed in these forums not long ago
    I would buy EVGA based on my previous 4 or 5 GPUs and PSU but now not sure
  19. Jae-So


    Joined: 9 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,388

    Location: UK

    Zotac for me. Good warranty and my current one has been excellent.
  20. Nbuilder


    Joined: 31 May 2016

    Posts: 137

    I am probably going with a founders edition, never used anything else. Pretty unfortunate to hear about EVGA's downscaling of their UK operations, I have never had an issue with their cards.