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Is a brand new MSI gtx 980 ti worth for £300?

It's factory new RMA because first one he had an issue and he bought a 1080ti now, is it worth it
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  1. Yeah, 300 pounds is a fantastic deal.
    Go for it, that is given it's an aftermarket model.
  2. I can also get 2 EVGA GTX 970'8gb SLI with bridge for £250, what should I get?
  3. Nah, the 980Ti is better, never get SLI setups unless you're at the very top end.
  4. This may not sound logical to all of you but 980ti's memory wouldnt be enough for me on 5760x1080 Certain games use more than 6gb vram or close to it. (Certain games that i have tested)
  5. RobCrezz said:


    Considering it's an MSI Gaming card, and that a 980Ti with a solid OC can perform slightly better than the 1070 i'd say it's a good deal.
  6. Chugalug_ said:
    RobCrezz said:


    Considering it's an MSI Gaming card, and that a 980Ti with a solid OC can perform slightly better than the 1070 i'd say it's a good deal.

    Why would you overclock the 980 ti and not the 1070? The 1070 performs better and has more vram.
  7. Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.
  8. Chugalug_ said:
    Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.


    1070 is about 10% faster than 980 ti and uses less power. The Gainward one is a decent version.
  9. Yeah, but i'm saying for 15% lower cost and potential to match the 1070 or beat it if willing to go for more than a light OC, it's a better choice in my opinion.
    I have nothing against Gainward, they make solid base line cards, but i'd be more comfortable with the acoustics and build quality/performance of the MSI card.
  10. Ok, but I disagree. For the extra £38, I would rather the brand new faster card (unlike the refurb 980 ti) with more vram, using a newer more power efficient architecture.
  11. That's fine, agree to disagree. :)
  12. Chugalug_ said:
    That's fine, agree to disagree. :)


    On tomshardware?!?! :D
  13. Ha, tell me about it! :)
    I try to keep it as neutral and unbiased as possible, but some people just go looking for arguments and/or say questionable stuff sometimes. :P
    @OP, if you don't want to OC, and want something to just plug and play without OCing to meet performance, get the 1070, if you're up for a good bit of overclocking, the 980Ti is a better value bet.
  14. I got the 980ti new for £280 lmao, technically not yet cos I have to pick it up next week...
  15. Quote:
    I have nothing against Gainward, they make solid base line cards, but i'd be more comfortable with the acoustics and build quality/performance of the MSI card.


    Well I got myself a Gainward Phoenix 1070 and gotta say the acoustics is really great
    Coming from an older MSI card and seeing MSI cards in builds of friends that preference at least is unwarranted
    Performance is good as well
    As for build quality, it didn't break within the first 8 months but that's not worth much I guess^^
  16. Hammad5161 said:
    I got the 980ti new for £280 lmao, technically not yet cos I have to pick it up next week...


    Damn, 280 is a steal, that kind of offsets any comparison between the two at a 60 pound difference. :P
    Nice pickup!
  17. I've been offered an i7 3770 non k with motherboard 32 by ram 64 go ssd 780 w psu basically whole pc no case no gpu, for £350 should I take it? With the 980ti it completes my budget goal of £600 wshould I guys? I know the ivy 3770 is quite old.
  18. That's a fantastic deal, go for it! :)
    You'll need a hard drive as well, and a decent case, but definitely worth it.
    The i7, PSU and motherboard alone should go for 350, 32GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD is a bonus! :)
    Wipe the SSD, and use it ONLY for windows, absolutely nothing else on there at all, it will grow.
  19. Will the i7 3770 do me 3 years of gaming? I have no intentions of keeping it longer but I'm getting it for cheap, However I still need to find out if it's sold or not. it's amazing so many people near you have what you want, I use the gumtree website. Still thrilled about the 980ti purchase, I would have bought a 2 year old one but got an MSI brand new card, I wouldn't even imagine having a 980ti lol it was worth asking.
  20. Yeah it will, holds up very well.
    Grab that system ASAP.
  21. Also the psu listed is called G7 extreme 780w, is it crappy? Will it get the job done with the 980ti or keep it since it's in my budget? I have to say thanks to the users of this website, I always get proper answer with no messing about, cheers guys
  22. Seems pretty bad quality, but it'll get the job done.
    However I would recommend upgrading to a solid 650w when possible, just don't stress test it, it'll be perfectly fine under gaming load.
  23. I recommend this, fantastic unit, Superflower rebrand.
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/r9Nypg/nox-power-supply-nxurtx850
  24. I'm not convinced with the CPU ,mb,ram,PSU bundle .

    The PSU puts me off because straight away you're going to have to find another £60 - that PSU will not power a 980ti .


    I have a brand new sealed in box i5 6500 here that is going for £110 delivered if you had any interest.
  25. but that i7 will bottleneck the 980ti tho...
  26. stavrosmast said:
    but that i7 will bottleneck the 980ti tho...


    No it wont.
  27. It won't bottleneck at all, even with a 1080Ti.
  28. wait i7-3770=i5-4xxx?
  29. No i7 3770 is better than pretty much any haswell i5 (unless its a heavily overclocked k series , even then in a lot of multithreaded games its still going to be better)
  30. stavrosmast said:
    wait i7-3770=i5-4xxx?


    3770 is better than a 4th gen i5.
  31. I'd say even better than a current gen i5 in most titles, the extra threads really help out.
  32. Guess i had just misunderstood its power
  33. Guys, if I can try and grab it at £250 would it be a good deal? And the 980ti guy hasn't contacted me yet...
  34. 250 is a bit low, don't bother or you'll just scare him away.
  35. The MSI 980ti guy didnt contact me and I assumed he's not selling anymore. Luckily I found another 980ti guy with 2 980tis but im only buying one hes selling his REFERENCE EVGA 980TI SC for £250. I know it's not an aftermarket version but It's even cheaper and I am going to buy it this afternoon, whatdya think? It has the full evga warranty and all until 2019 so I am covered by RMA also.
  36. Yeah for £250 pretty good deal.
  37. Best answer
    I have an i7-3770K myself, and I've never even had to overclock it, personally. I have an ordinary GTX980, and a 550W psu powers it all just fine, even under full stress-test load. So I don't think you'll have any problems with wattage either. But yeah, the 3770 is an incredible chip. It's extremely powerful, and intel has really been slacking since gen3. My 3770k maxes my 980 without even coming close to load, without an OC, so I think you'll be fine with the 980TI as well. The only time you may need more than the 3770 is if you plan on editing video or streaming AAA games.
  38. Yes seems a good graphic card 6GB and if you like it then go for it!
  39. RobCrezz said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.


    1070 is about 10% faster than 980 ti and uses less power. The Gainward one is a decent version.


    I would tend to disagree with that statement, I have a Gigabyte gtx 980 ti extreme and it out benches my buddies 1070 FE outperforms in all tested games also. In fact go ahead and show me where its 10% faster/

    @OP300 for a 980 ti is a steal snatch it up imo
  40. Uaon said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.


    1070 is about 10% faster than 980 ti and uses less power. The Gainward one is a decent version.


    I would tend to disagree with that statement, I have a Gigabyte gtx 980 ti extreme and it out benches my buddies 1070 FE outperforms in all tested games also. In fact go ahead and show me where its 10% faster/

    @OP300 for a 980 ti is a steal snatch it up imo



    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Gaming_X/24.html
  41. RobCrezz said:
    Uaon said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.


    1070 is about 10% faster than 980 ti and uses less power. The Gainward one is a decent version.


    I would tend to disagree with that statement, I have a Gigabyte gtx 980 ti extreme and it out benches my buddies 1070 FE outperforms in all tested games also. In fact go ahead and show me where its 10% faster/

    @OP300 for a 980 ti is a steal snatch it up imo



    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Gaming_X/24.html


    Seriously You're going to compare a reference 980 to to an aftermarket 1070 with a custom pcb and overclock...
  42. Uaon said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Uaon said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Because the first decent 1070 costs 40-50 pounds more, and you're getting essentially the same performance.
    The extra VRAM makes very little difference in practice.


    1070 is about 10% faster than 980 ti and uses less power. The Gainward one is a decent version.


    I would tend to disagree with that statement, I have a Gigabyte gtx 980 ti extreme and it out benches my buddies 1070 FE outperforms in all tested games also. In fact go ahead and show me where its 10% faster/

    @OP300 for a 980 ti is a steal snatch it up imo



    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Gaming_X/24.html


    Seriously You're going to compare a reference 980 to to an aftermarket 1070 with a custom pcb and overclock...



    No, look at the charts, it shows the stock 980 ti and stock 1070 ( in blue).
  43. Thats cute, but look beyond paid reviews, there are several videos on youtube and my own first hand ecxperience comapred to my buddies rig and I beat him each and every time. Heres one its not hard to find more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWgJyD5o8v8

    But please I would rather not bandwagon OP;s thread like this.

    @OP the 980 ti for 300 is too good to pass up, take it.
  44. Uaon said:
    Thats cute, but look beyond paid reviews, there are several videos on youtube and my own first hand ecxperience comapred to my buddies rig and I beat him each and every time. Heres one its not hard to find more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWgJyD5o8v8

    But please I would rather not bandwagon OP;s thread like this.

    @OP the 980 ti for 300 is too good to pass up, take it.



    :lol: so random youtube vids are more legit than techpowerup? ok...
  45. RobCrezz said:
    Uaon said:
    Thats cute, but look beyond paid reviews, there are several videos on youtube and my own first hand ecxperience comapred to my buddies rig and I beat him each and every time. Heres one its not hard to find more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWgJyD5o8v8

    But please I would rather not bandwagon OP;s thread like this.

    @OP the 980 ti for 300 is too good to pass up, take it.



    :lol: so random youtube vids are more legit than techpowerup? ok...


    I have benchmarked gtx 970,980,980 ti ,1070 & 1080ti I have compared my 980 ti xtreme directly to a 1070fe and beat it hands down. here is another albeit slower 980 ti from a reputable youtuber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM-SZfBkxNc . Laugh all you like, that's just a show of your character, you're embarrassing yourself not me.
    You're claims of a 1070 being 10% faster than a 980ti, well just makes me feel embarrassed for you frankly.
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