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Old 11-08-18, 06:51 PM
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Worth buying a 1080 at this point?

I'm in the process of part hunting for a new build and have found a couple places selling EVGA 1080 SC and Palit Super Jetstream for £470-£500. I've also found EVGA 1070 ti for about £415-420.

My head is telling me "it's only £60 and the 1080 will last you longer" (I don't plan to be upgrading regularly), but at the same time the GPU is over 2 years old and the new generation can't be too far off.

So as the title; Is it worth buying a 1080 now?

This would be the rest of the system:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MCW4YT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MCW4YT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk )
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8G DDR4-3000 Memory (£149.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£69.54 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £692.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Old 11-08-18, 07:08 PM
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I have and I’m actually also having these same thoughts, so this was a good thread to make.
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Old 11-08-18, 07:34 PM
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If you need it now get it now, if you can wait a few months and be quick to buy once they drop then wait.
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Old 11-08-18, 07:38 PM
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Well... Nvidia's "Geforce Gaming Celebration" is on August 20th. If Nvidia is going to announce new graphics cards, it is going to be then.

I'd wait the 9 days and see what Nvidia delivers. If they announce new stuff they will be sure to try and sell out their old stuff as quickly as they can, which could be through a price decrease.

9 days isn't that much of a wait. I doubt prices will increase in the meantime. I'd usually say "buy now if you need to buy now", but Nvidia's event is just over a week away.
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Old 11-08-18, 08:11 PM
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https://www.overclockers.co.uk/evga-...gx-298-ea.html

I would personally wait though. Not because I think the next gen will be cheaper but because this gen will see some pretty big price cuts by the time the next gen is ready and released.

If you have to buy *right now* and can't wait I would get this.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/power...gx-190-pc.html

I think it will be the faster card going into the future. It is much better in DX12 than it is in DX11, and it is slightly faster than the 1080 too.
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Old 11-08-18, 09:05 PM
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What if we talk a 1080 Ti instead of a 1080 then?...
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Old 11-08-18, 09:43 PM
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What if we talk a 1080 Ti instead of a 1080 then?...
Then you can add £200 or so, meaning it's not even in the same price bracket.
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Old 11-08-18, 09:59 PM
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Then you can add £200 or so, meaning it's not even in the same price bracket.
Yeah, that’s true, but I meant more if it’s worth getting a 1080 Ti or wait for the next gen cards?... As the principle is the same as this thread.
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Old 11-08-18, 10:09 PM
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Yeah, that’s true, but I meant more if it’s worth getting a 1080 Ti or wait for the next gen cards?... As the principle is the same as this thread.
Absolutely not. If any one is buying right now they should buy the best value they can get, as it will take less of a kicking when the new stuff arrives.

This is the time to buy. It's going to be a buyer's paradise man. I always used to buy around a new launch, and get the previous gen card. Mostly because you get such amazing value.

When it launched the GTX 470 was £350 or so. I waited until Nvidia released the 570 and 580, then got a 470 for £179 on OCUK. I threw on the best cooler you could get for it (Zalman, £25) and ended up with a hefty OC that was easy to keep in check.

I then bought a 6970 Lightning for the same price (£179, new) from OCUK when the 7970 launched because I needed more VRAM for BF3. The 470 was texture streaming from my paging file (on the hard drive, far from ideal).

I wish I had stuck to those principals over the years to be honest. I wouldn't have wasted so much god damn cash. The funny thing is I have totally stuck to those principals when it comes to CPUs and Mobos, just not GPUs. I bought a 10 core Xeon that performs way higher than the current cost of perf - price (I paid £140 IIRC, it easily beats any CPU at that price) and same with my 14 core. Paid £360, you still can't get a retail CPU to beat it for that price and I have had both for 15 months.

Yet for many years all sense went out of the window when buying GPUs.

And then I finally played a console that can put out a respectable image with an acceptable frame rate and sense was restored lol.
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Old 11-08-18, 10:57 PM
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Is it me or does everyone assume a hard launch when they announce something. There is a very good chance no matter what they announce, you will not see stock in stores until November or possibly even later.
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