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    QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    The latest GeForce is almost here, but will you adopt on day one or will you await partner cards?
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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    No, would prefer to pay less and mod the cooler myself. Will wait and see what the partners do depending on the price point of the cards they release... I have a feeling the 1080 will be out of my budget anyway.
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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    No, I'll wait until there's a MSI GTX 1070 :-)

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    No. Never had to pay extra for the nVidia cooler before.
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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    No, unless partner cards are more expensive

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Nope, especially not after they're already hiking the prices for this generation. I'll pick up the cheapest offering from a reputable brand, ideally a brand that offers multiple displayports, which last gen was primarily Gigabyte and EVGA. Currently running my two monitors off my MSI 760 via 1 DP and 1 HDMI, but I'd rather have them both on DP for convenience sake. Also EVGA has a nice warranty, so theres that. That said if I go EVGA I'm going to be keeping a very close eye on the reviews, since until their ACX2.0+ cooler came out, the 970s had a fair share of problems, seen barely any reports since they switched to the + though, but don't want to get caught up if history repeats itself.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Nope, but then as no-one has stock yet it seems academic.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    I'm hoping MSI can deliver on price and performance for me again. I didn't think i'd be interested in this gen as I currently have a 970 but the 1080 looks like a decent bit of future proofing, even more so If I still want a VR headset at the end of the year(i'm hoping HTC knocks the price down on Vive).

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    And if you were in the market for a GTX 1080, would you pay the premium for a Founders Edition, or are you more likely to wait to see what partner cards have in store?
    I'd fail on the conditional test, as I'm not, and never likely to be.

    But if I hypothetically were in the market, I'd wait. I'd only pay the premium if, the dust having settled, I considered the benefits worth the extra cost. My initial impression is that they aren't.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    I still dont even understand the logic behind it if im honest. I mean I understand it... i just dont understand it. I certainly want a bit of what they have been smoking.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Would like to able to afford a standard 1080 let alone one more expensive.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    It depends on how the normal ones compare really. Doesn't the stock shroud normally allow better cooling on sli compared with many of the aftermarket options in many cases.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It depends on how the normal ones compare really. Doesn't the stock shroud normally allow better cooling on sli compared with many of the aftermarket options in many cases.
    Yep, if the cards aren't getting good airflow the stock coolers tend to be better, such as in SLI. That said, the tradeoff for the lower GPU temps on the aftermarket blower coolers is that while they keep the GPU cooler, the heat gets pushed around the rest of the case, though ofcourse with newer pc cases being pretty well designed thats less of an issue.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Definitely not. Partners have already announced 2 x 8 pin powered boards with decent coolers.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Depends how good the card is as with everything.

    Founders Edition sounds ghay.

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    Re: QOTW: Would you pay extra for a GTX 1080 Founders Edition?

    Pay extra for more noise and heat compared to a card from one of their board partners?

    Nope, no thank you.

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