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ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 2070 OC EDITION 8GB GDDR6 £316.71 (plus poss cashback) at Encore PC

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Posted 27th Dec 2019

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Following on from an earlier deal, I found a code online to take 12% off the £359.90 sale price at Encore (inc free delivery).

Also went via Quidco for a 3.6% cashback which could return something like £9.50.

An RTX 2070 for a smidge over £300 is a good deal I reckon.

Code is AWGEXMAY19 and runs until 5th Jan according to the site I got it from.
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BigBo5527/12/2019 21:27

Can I get a Encore...


Do you want more..
Good deal. Tad cheaper than the 5700 XT with Ray Tracing
Deffo. As I have mentioned elsewhere. Might also be preferred over the 5700 XT if CUDA cores are important to you (Adobe Premiere etc).
I'm not getting involved in this one 😃
But I will say as good as the 5700xt is, you can't get a non blower for this money.
But I'm sure someone will come along and say this should be a super for this money and you can get an xt for the same price (you can't I've tried)
But I'm not getting involved 😃
Man, I've been agonising between the 2070, 2070S and 5700xt. Even with a poor cooler...this is a damn good price...
LordKev27/12/2019 21:51

Man, I've been agonising between the 2070, 2070S and 5700xt. Even with a …Man, I've been agonising between the 2070, 2070S and 5700xt. Even with a poor cooler...this is a damn good price...


I had been too. Decided that this was close enough to £300 to win me over.
I literally just bought it for £324, feels a little bad, since £324 is still a good price, but lower is always better.
Good deal would have bought if I didnt already own a 5700XT, 5700XT is slightly better but now at a cheaper price this is better
I'm now inching toward a 2070 super...the internal battle continues! The 5700 xt is so tempting...but I fear I'd regret the lack of ray tracing, which is probably daft.
Paul_93R27/12/2019 21:35

I'm not getting involved in this one 😃But I will say as good as the …I'm not getting involved in this one 😃But I will say as good as the 5700xt is, you can't get a non blower for this money.But I'm sure someone will come along and say this should be a super for this money and you can get an xt for the same price (you can't I've tried)But I'm not getting involved 😃

I could the gigabyte rx 5700 xt for £320 or so after cashback (took 2 weeks to get the cashback though)
LordKev27/12/2019 22:09

I'm now inching toward a 2070 super...the internal battle continues! The …I'm now inching toward a 2070 super...the internal battle continues! The 5700 xt is so tempting...but I fear I'd regret the lack of ray tracing, which is probably daft.


Personally going to wait now until the next gen of graphics unless I can find a cheap 1080ti.

450ish for a 2070s is abit too expensive.
jimbo00127/12/2019 22:20

Personally going to wait now until the next gen of graphics unless I can …Personally going to wait now until the next gen of graphics unless I can find a cheap 1080ti. 450ish for a 2070s is abit too expensive.


Sigh probably the best move. I have a 6gb 1060 atm and honestly...it does fine!
BigBo5527/12/2019 21:30

Cooking raw, with the Brooklyn boy.


What the hell are you waiting for
jimbo00127/12/2019 22:20

Personally going to wait now until the next gen of graphics unless I can …Personally going to wait now until the next gen of graphics unless I can find a cheap 1080ti. 450ish for a 2070s is abit too expensive.



1080 Ti is starting to show its age in a few more modern titles and I've seen regular 2080 models drop closer to the 550 mark a couple of times, so might be worth grabbing one of those the next time there is a deal going.. or just waiting out for next year if you can.
Josh_millen27/12/2019 22:13

I could the gigabyte rx 5700 xt for £320 or so after cashback (took 2 …I could the gigabyte rx 5700 xt for £320 or so after cashback (took 2 weeks to get the cashback though)


Yeah but 4 quid extra though 😃
And cashback. This does say possible cashback.
On the whole I'd go xt over 2070 but when these crop up under £330 quid they are worth considering.
Tempted, but not 100% sure on the seller and was partially wanting to wait on what comes out next year from nvidia, amd and maybe intel.
3anana27/12/2019 22:24

1080 Ti is starting to show its age in a few more modern titles and I've …1080 Ti is starting to show its age in a few more modern titles and I've seen regular 2080 models drop closer to the 550 mark a couple of times, so might be worth grabbing one of those the next time there is a deal going.. or just waiting out for next year if you can.


What games? Still going strong here.

1080ti owners can skip 2070, 2080 not worth the upgrade unless you can get a 2080ti cheap.

Still a good price for a 2070 have some heat.
garybb27/12/2019 22:59

What games? Still going strong here.1080ti owners can skip 2070, 2080 not …What games? Still going strong here.1080ti owners can skip 2070, 2080 not worth the upgrade unless you can get a 2080ti cheap.Still a good price for a 2070 have some heat.


RDR2 was one of them and a couple of others but is relatively obvious Nvidia will prioritise Turing optamisation over Pascal moving fowards. That said buying a used 1080 Ti can still be potentially risky. You're usually paying around £450, and really this card for £316 with an overclock wouldn't be too far off. Not saying a 1080 Ti is a bad card of course, I had an amp extreme one myself and quite liked it, just that a 5700 XT for mid 300s offering similar performance is just a better buy right now.

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Edited by: "3anana" 27th Dec 2019
frish27/12/2019 22:56

Tempted, but not 100% sure on the seller and was partially wanting to wait …Tempted, but not 100% sure on the seller and was partially wanting to wait on what comes out next year from nvidia, amd and maybe intel.


Seller had a decent Trustpilot score if that helps.

uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk
Looks like it's now out of stock
tommyboy2127/12/2019 23:09

Seller had a decent Trustpilot score if that …Seller had a decent Trustpilot score if that helps.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.encore-pc.co.uk


Hard to tell sometimes. I wonder if some positive one's can be less legitimate, while it's hard to trust negative reviews sometimes. For example both amazon and John Lewis for example have terrible reviews. Encore pc however seems to not have been discussed that much, and their parent company has more questionable reviews after quick googling. I still voted hot for the deal, but having had technical issues on many things, I wasn't sure if it was worth the plunge myself.
Edited by: "frish" 27th Dec 2019
3anana27/12/2019 23:09

RDR2 was one of them and a couple of others but is relatively obvious …RDR2 was one of them and a couple of others but is relatively obvious Nvidia will prioritise Turing optamisation over Pascal moving fowards.


I wouldn't base the 1080ti on that game, its not the best console port.

As a owner i have no trouble running most game on ultra with good fps at 1440p(obvious lowering to high gives an even bigger fps gain) there just isn't a card on the market worth the upgrade other than the 2080ti for 1080ti owners. However if your looking to buy a new card from a 1070 and below the 2070/2080/S/5700xt should be your first choice.
Edited by: "garybb" 28th Dec 2019
3anana27/12/2019 22:24

1080 Ti is starting to show its age in a few more modern titles and I've …1080 Ti is starting to show its age in a few more modern titles and I've seen regular 2080 models drop closer to the 550 mark a couple of times, so might be worth grabbing one of those the next time there is a deal going.. or just waiting out for next year if you can.


I can wait, but the 2070s is basically on par with the 2080.

Not sure that's worth the 550! Unless you meant the super aha.

I will probably wait, may end up with a new build, still rocking a i7 4790...
garybb28/12/2019 00:00

I wouldn't base the 1080ti on that game, its not the best console port.As …I wouldn't base the 1080ti on that game, its not the best console port.As a owner i have no trouble running most game on ultra with good fps at 1440p(obvious lowering to high gives an even bigger fps gain) there just isn't a card on the market worth the upgrade other than the 2080ti for 1080ti owners. However if your looking to buy a new card from a 1070 and below the 2070/2080/S/5700xt should be your first choice.



of course but they're not running a 1080 Ti. I'd skip even a 2080 Ti upgrade from the 1080 to be honest. Just doesn't feel substantial given how significant the price increase is.


jimbo00128/12/2019 00:15

I can wait, but the 2070s is basically on par with the 2080. Not sure …I can wait, but the 2070s is basically on par with the 2080. Not sure that's worth the 550! Unless you meant the super aha. I will probably wait, may end up with a new build, still rocking a i7 4790...


True, the 2080 would overclock and lead a little bit if that's what you're into but I would rather gett the 2070 non S at this price or a S if there is a decent deal for it, or a 5700 XT, whichever is suitable for the use.

I'd say just hold onto your CPU until summer, only around 7 odd months until Ryzen 4000 comes out and your 4790 can manage to last at least that long.
Edited by: "3anana" 28th Dec 2019
jimbo00128/12/2019 00:15

I can wait, but the 2070s is basically on par with the 2080. Not sure …I can wait, but the 2070s is basically on par with the 2080. Not sure that's worth the 550! Unless you meant the super aha. I will probably wait, may end up with a new build, still rocking a i7 4790...


A 4790, how posh, I'm still using a 3570k! Got it oc to 4.5ghz and it's still pretty good tbf.
LordKev28/12/2019 00:22

A 4790, how posh, I'm still using a 3570k! Got it oc to 4.5ghz and it's …A 4790, how posh, I'm still using a 3570k! Got it oc to 4.5ghz and it's still pretty good tbf.


just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secs

I'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect
diceyan28/12/2019 03:05

just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, …just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secsI'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect


Thanks man, I think I'll take that onboard as I was half considering a big upgrade.
Nvidia will be releasing their new cards next year, I'm hoping to bag a bargain as we get closer.
diceyan28/12/2019 03:05

just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, …just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secsI'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect


40 seconds... That really doesnt sound right! I take it you've checked bios settings for fastboot?
3anana27/12/2019 23:09

RDR2 was one of them and a couple of others but is relatively obvious …RDR2 was one of them and a couple of others but is relatively obvious Nvidia will prioritise Turing optamisation over Pascal moving fowards. That said buying a used 1080 Ti can still be potentially risky. You're usually paying around £450, and really this card for £316 with an overclock wouldn't be too far off. Not saying a 1080 Ti is a bad card of course, I had an amp extreme one myself and quite liked it, just that a 5700 XT for mid 300s offering similar performance is just a better buy right now.[Image]


Gah, I still have a 980ti while I wait for a good deal for an alternative. It's good enough for most of what I play, even at 3400x1440 ultrawide - working through Control at the moment, AC Odyssey before - but it looks like RDR2 is going to hurt.
diceyan28/12/2019 03:05

just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, …just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secsI'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect


I was on a i5-2500K until upgrading to almost exactly the specs as you, except a 3600 non-X. The last part yet to upgrade for me is the graphics card, but already going from a 2500k to a 3600 has been a huge step and the Samsung SSDs to a fast NVME ditto. I just get the BIOS screen finishing, then literally a second later it's the Windows login screen. Even after login everything (Steam etc) is done a few seconds later. So 40 seconds seems very long indeed?
Vomit28/12/2019 10:45

40 seconds... That really doesnt sound right! I take it you've checked …40 seconds... That really doesnt sound right! I take it you've checked bios settings for fastboot?


And checked that your NVME is not in a SATA m2 slot?
Parallax28/12/2019 11:43

Gah, I still have a 980ti while I wait for a good deal for an alternative. …Gah, I still have a 980ti while I wait for a good deal for an alternative. It's good enough for most of what I play, even at 3400x1440 ultrawide - working through Control at the moment, AC Odyssey before - but it looks like RDR2 is going to hurt.


Rdr runs like junk they must've taken optimisation advice from Bethesda and Fo76

Just hold out for CES and then grab whatever good deal pops up.
diceyan28/12/2019 03:05

just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, …just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secsI'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect


Probably worth double checking the NVMe drive, it should not be that slow.
diceyan28/12/2019 03:05

just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, …just upgraded my i5-3570, 16gb and 500gb samsung ssd to a ryzen 5 3600x, 32gb 3600mhz, 1tb nvme. kept my existing 2060. overall am underwhelmed by the difference. hasnt added a huge boost to oculus vr, project cars 2 vr, tomb raider series, fortnite, rainbow siege etc quite a bit of buyers regret so far !!! silly synthetic benchmarks suggested it'd be worthwhile, in everyday use there is not a massive difference - and my post boot times are much slower also ~40 secsI'd hang on for a more substantive upgrade in retrospect



Depending on the resolution you play your graphics card migtt still be a bottleneck, and as mentioned above check the drive again, go through all the bios options etc definitely seems too slow. Also make sure you are running the latest version bios for your motherboard.
Parallax28/12/2019 11:50

I was on a i5-2500K until upgrading to almost exactly the specs as you, …I was on a i5-2500K until upgrading to almost exactly the specs as you, except a 3600 non-X. The last part yet to upgrade for me is the graphics card, but already going from a 2500k to a 3600 has been a huge step and the Samsung SSDs to a fast NVME ditto. I just get the BIOS screen finishing, then literally a second later it's the Windows login screen. Even after login everything (Steam etc) is done a few seconds later. So 40 seconds seems very long indeed?


Many thanks for your reply

very many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ?

linustechtips.com/mai…me/
forum-en.msi.com/ind…3.0

am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?
Edited by: "diceyan" 29th Dec 2019
I believe some of the previous bios versioin had slow boot times which the latest one supposedly fixes. I personally didn't get them but many others did so might be worth trying that first.
diceyan29/12/2019 01:35

Many thanks for your replyvery many threads on various forums like this, …Many thanks for your replyvery many threads on various forums like this, have tweaked where i can - hopefully it'll be improved with further bios updates ?https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1122045-x570-boot-time/https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=325793.0am running a sabrent nvme on an msi x570 a-pro (latest bios update H.60), in the nvme slot too (crystal diskmark > 3000mb/s). reading around the issue, slow post, and boot seems to be a big issue with the latest ryzen generation. what motherboard are you running ?


I'm running an MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, and the drive is an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. You've probably tried already, but if Sabrent has a disk utility it's worth running it to see if it detects anything awry.

What do you count as your boot time, from power on to settled after Windows login? Or from BIOS/POST completion to Windows login screen, or something else? If it's the former then 40sec is not outlandish, if it's the latter then as I say for me it's around a second, the POST completes, the screen goes black, the Windows login comes up. It really is a "blink and you'll miss it" experience.

In the past I have had Windows get unhappy if an update doesn't take properly and/or it keeps reconfiguring itself from legacy BIOS support to UEFI every boot, that can certainly take 40sec. As a last resort you can try refreshing Windows and then, if that doesn't help, reinstall. It really depends where this 40sec delay is occurring in the boot process.
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