Most cards in stock on nvidia's site

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by aliaskary77, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. aliaskary77

    aliaskary77 Limp Gawd

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    how are the 1080ti FE card? ($649 in stock)

    I have a fractal designs node 304 with a MSI 970 in it.
    Strictly 2 slot will fit. I know MSI 1080ti fans stick out to 2.25 or 2.5 slot so will hit the edge of the case.
     
  2. mazeroth

    mazeroth Limp Gawd

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    Were they $649 yesterday? Showing as $699 right now.
     
  3. magnetik

    magnetik Moderator Staff Member

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    I was in the market a couple months ago for a 1080ti.. ended up buying an HK USP .45acp instead. much better ROI. heh
     
  4. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    Blowers are fantastic if you don’t plan on OCing much or at all. Also set a custom fan curve right off the bat.
     
  5. ng4ever

    ng4ever Flaccid 4Evar

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    Why are third party cards more expensive?

    Is it because of the extra cooling ?
     
  6. TheStiggyOne

    TheStiggyOne n00bie

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    Is there a thread for people to post what they bought INSTEAD of new video cards? :p

    I am running on 2x GTX 980, display is 1440p 144Hz, so with okay SLI support I have enough horsepower... but VRAM (4GB) has been problematic.

    Logical upgrades for me are GTX 1080Ti ($1000 -> $1300CAD) or Vega 64 ($970 -> $1200CAD), but like many I refuse to spend that much on "old tech", especially this late in the game. So, I bought:

    LG C7 55in
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    Installed the Camaro5 ZL1 supercharger lid into my CTS-V2
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    Did up my car's exhaust with Borla S-Type mufflers, Borla mid-x-pipes (to remove the "crimp") and also had the shop cut off the (unmonitored) secondary cats


    Then went for a drive


    Yes, total spend was like $5k CAD, but I also felt like I got much better value for my money :cool:
     
  7. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Might of been a 4th of July special. They been constantly in stock at $699.
     
  8. mazeroth

    mazeroth Limp Gawd

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    Dude, LOVE that car! Any more details? Have you tuned and dyno'd it yet? Sorry to derail this thread, but come on! :)
     
  9. prne10

    prne10 Limp Gawd

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    Man I am considering going SLI with my current 980, but I feel like VRAM is gonna be the biggest issue. Ever try playing at 4k with 980 sli?
     
  10. RemixPinoY

    RemixPinoY n00bie

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    I love every single thing about this post. I too did the same :ROFLMAO:

    I bought a Mazdaspeed Miata track car, bought up interior and exterior bits for my Supra (it's waiting for some Ohlins before it undergoes a winter motor build), 55 inch Samsung curved TV to replace what this forum recommended years ago; a LG LN5300 42 inch IPS TV for my desktops main, and a T-Shirt.

    I can only imagine how that car is as a daily! I loved driving my buddies LS3 swapped RX7, having a CTS-V without worrying about cops as much and pulling shenanigans on unsuspecting people must be a riot (y)
     
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  11. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger 3.5GB GTX 970 Slayer

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    I run sli gtx 970 cards and haven't had an issue with VRAM so long as I don't enable msaa on newer games.
     
  12. pippenainteasy

    pippenainteasy Limp Gawd

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    Also with the rise of popularity of ITX builds, ACX-style 3rd party coolers aren't really an option as their cooler ability is far inferior in a smaller case.
     
  13. TheStiggyOne

    TheStiggyOne n00bie

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    Sorry for derail... I'll try to be brief ;)

    Thanks! I came from 5x BMW 3-series, but fell in love with the idea of the CTS-V2 of family sedan + sports car engine and transmission, especially since BMW seems to have gone away from that recently. I am also a BBC Top Gear fan and the Bonneville Road Trip helped even more. Also, I am in Vancouver Canada and BMWs are dime-and-dozen here. The V, on the other hand, is special.
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    Especially if it is 1/1200 of the 6MT Sedans :cool: Now running on Raceseng Ashiko Texture Graphite. Since it is so rare, I feel bound to keep it forever now....
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    Finally the last time I had to get tires, I bought 2x factory rear Satin Graphite wheels and mounted them in front. So my car is riding on 9.5x19 285/35R19 "square setup". The fitment in front requires 11mm spacers, so I matched them with 15mm wheel adapters for the rear (all hub-centric + wheel-centric, made-to-order by Motorsport-Tech of Las Vegas NV). "Functional-stancing" :D Here is a recent picture taken on my trip with my brother-in-law's new-to-him gen-1 Audi R8 V10 (otherwise my sister's kid had nowhere to sit :ROFLMAO: ):
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    My "thing" is to tackle our Destination Highways, and come back with pics and vids. So, the BMWs were perfect because as Sedans they were practical as daily drivers. However, once you get out of town you can have a lot of fun carving the canyons... more capable than what my driving skill can handle anyways... plus with enough power to (safely) get around people:


    The V2 was benchmarked against the V10 BMW E60 M5 to beat it in every measure, and I definitely felt that nothing was lost when I changed over. Maintenance and mods are cheaper, even.

    Back on topic! For the games I play, 4GB VRAM is definitely getting short in 1440p. I mostly play EA Frostbite games, and SLI works fine, and so far they are pretty light on texture... so BF1 and Dragon Age: Inquisition are okay. Rainbow Six: Siege I cannot use the high quality texture pack, but everything else can be maxed. Finally Ghost Recon: Wildlands I have to drop some settings... for this one, I am hoping to re-play it once I get my new 8GB+ video card, but as you can see that has not happened so it is shelf-ed for now :(
     
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  14. _l_

    _l_ Gawd

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    read the measurement specs for the fractal designs node 304, then you will have your answer :barefoot:


    You already know the answer (since you knew to ask it) so IMHO it seems redundant to answer it ...
     
  15. Motley

    Motley 2[H]4U

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    Yup when the video card prices were at a stunningly high level, I opted to get some upgrades on my car (2010 Jetta). Lowering springs, set of new wheels, new slotted disc brakes. And a slamming new Kenwood system, its freaking loud as hell, 2 amps, 12" sub, all new door speakers, and sound deadening.

    But I've been dying because I really need to build a new PC gaming machine. Only a laptop right now doesn't cut it. But since the video card prices are back to nearly normal (still a bit high). I'm building a new Ryzen 2700x and a MSI Duke 1080ti. I can't wait to start building it.
     
  16. noko

    noko 2[H]4U

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    Good, no more crying about miners eating up all the cards . . . :cry:
     
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  17. aliaskary77

    aliaskary77 Limp Gawd

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    Yeah I heard they can be louder, but better for small cases like mine. Had not looked into the FEs much before the prices skyrocketed.

    Must have been, and was tempted, but with new cards on the way, would rather spend on those or at the least, maybe a cheaper 1080ti.

    I was considering it as will be in Florida (from Canada) in a few weeks and could save on shipping and tax at families place down there. Didnt pull the trigger through.