B-Grade GTX 1080 graphics cards Fresh Stock from £389 @ overclockers (+£10 post).
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B-Grade GTX 1080 graphics cards Fresh Stock from £389 @ overclockers (+£10 post).

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Found 10th AprEdited by:"EagleUK"
B GRADE** GEFORCE GTX 1080 AERO OC 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD£389

MSI GEFORCE GTX 1080 GAMING X RGB 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD £428.99 SOLD

GEFORCE GTX 1080 D5X WINDFORCE 3X 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD (GV-N £389.99

OCUK GEFORCE GTX 1080 DUAL 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-EXPRESS G (GX-21C-OK) £559

Have bought plenty of b-grade items and never had an issue. Some are card alone, some come with accessories. LIMITED STOCK!

Below is the original description for this product, any reference to warranty is to be ignored. Warranty for this item is 90 days as with all B Grade items.

B Grade items may have been used, have damaged packaging, missing accessories or a combination of these.

Some items may have scuff marks or slight scratches but should otherwise be an operable product.
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Probably been running maxed out for months mining crypto, wouldn't touch these.
TheUser12321 m ago

I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B …I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B represent?



Superficial scuffs and scratches. 90 day warranty and "should otherwise be an operable product" would worry me when spending almost £400 though.
Edited by: "bo0td" 11th Apr
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£429 one is not available
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zakkyb1 m ago

£429 one is not available


Probably because it was purchased...
EagleUK1 m ago

Probably because it was purchased...


Plausible
B grade and MSI is a match made in heaven for a bad RMA experience. Good find op and good luck to the purchaser
I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B represent?
Probably been running maxed out for months mining crypto, wouldn't touch these.
TheUser12321 m ago

I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B …I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B represent?



Superficial scuffs and scratches. 90 day warranty and "should otherwise be an operable product" would worry me when spending almost £400 though.
Edited by: "bo0td" 11th Apr
I was sooo tempted by this... Then I remembered my old MSI card which died after 3 months. The mods on their forums are terrible, they always say that the card isn't the problem and the drivers/PSU/MB are the cause. Total BS so you think twice about returning the card.
It's really put me off their brand
Was there really an MSI 1080 for £389? Pretty solid if so.

The only two currently on the B-stock page that might be worthwhile are the AMD Fury and 480. The 480 has the reference cooler which isn't great, but if you put a Raijintek Morpheus II cooler (which I can highly recommend, can be reused for future cards too) on there it would be very quiet.
bo0td36 m ago

Superficial scuffs and scratches. 90 day warranty and "should otherwise be …Superficial scuffs and scratches. 90 day warranty and "should otherwise be an operable product" would worry me when spending almost £400 though.


Oh okay that makes sense and yes 400 quid is a lot to part with so is quite worrying
TheUser1232 h, 6 m ago

I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B …I know how the grading system works but in terms of GC's, what does B represent?


Mined to oblivion?
hcc277 m ago

Mined to oblivion?


Or that
Lolzz running for months for mining sorry
The discount on these doesn't outweigh the lack of warranty for me. I'm all for B grade hardware, but not for GPU's.
I hear about lack of warranty but I am scouring ebay and gumtree for upgrades to my rx470. 980ti at 300 looks interesting.
Great for blue sky mining
B grade probably means 14 day return, damaged box or slightly scratched fan shroud.

People keep going ‘probably used for mining 24/7’ can’t seem to comprehend that mining is less stressful for the card than gaming as you undervolt and run constantly (think motorway miles vs town driving in a car).

Anyway all a moot point as out of stock now.

GurtTractor8 h, 23 m ago

Was there really an MSI 1080 for £389? Pretty solid if so.The only two …Was there really an MSI 1080 for £389? Pretty solid if so.The only two currently on the B-stock page that might be worthwhile are the AMD Fury and 480. The 480 has the reference cooler which isn't great, but if you put a Raijintek Morpheus II cooler (which I can highly recommend, can be reused for future cards too) on there it would be very quiet.



My local CeX had an R9 Fury for £220, I don’t like CeX but you get 2 year warranty with them. The Fury are great cards for gaming (and crypto!). I don’t mind noise or the blower fans on the 480 (I’ve never had one but did experience them on the R9 290) - the fans seem to be much more reliable than the junk they fit on dual or triple fan coolers. Had many fans fail but touch wood, never a blower. My Vega cards are still running strong (but loud)!
Edited by: "plewis00" 11th Apr
plewis0051 m ago

B grade probably means 14 day return, damaged box or slightly scratched …B grade probably means 14 day return, damaged box or slightly scratched fan shroud.People keep going ‘probably used for mining 24/7’ can’t seem to comprehend that mining is less stressful for the card than gaming as you undervolt and run constantly (think motorway miles vs town driving in a car).Anyway all a moot point as out of stock now.My local CeX had an R9 Fury for £220, I don’t like CeX but you get 2 year warranty with them. The Fury are great cards for gaming (and crypto!). I don’t mind noise or the blower fans on the 480 (I’ve never had one but did experience them on the R9 290) - the fans seem to be much more reliable than the junk they fit on dual or triple fan coolers. Had many fans fail but touch wood, never a blower. My Vega cards are still running strong (but loud)!


I don't know how you can compare a graphics card to a car either doing motorway miles or driving around town. Yes I understand the car doing motorway miles will be in a better overall state but how you can compare that to a graphics I do not know. A graphics card running continuously, whatever the voltage it's running at (whether idle or 100% utilisation)will obviously have more wear on it than a graphics card not being used much at all (think 14 days return).
Aye probs 1 of each

Crazy price
Josh_Graham11th Apr

I don't know how you can compare a graphics card to a car either doing …I don't know how you can compare a graphics card to a car either doing motorway miles or driving around town. Yes I understand the car doing motorway miles will be in a better overall state but how you can compare that to a graphics I do not know. A graphics card running continuously, whatever the voltage it's running at (whether idle or 100% utilisation)will obviously have more wear on it than a graphics card not being used much at all (think 14 days return).


Electronics doesn’t work like that - and mining isn’t utilising 100% of the GPU anyway, the failure point is the mechanical fan almost always. VRMs can fail but not under the stresses of mining unless you’re doing something wrong. The analogy is referring to repeated heating/cooling of gaming vs continual constant moderate load - so that’s the comparison.
Mining isn't going to do any good to the card admittedly, but it shouldn't do all that much harm either, especially if the card has been undervolted and well ventilated. It might be the difference between it running for 5 years no problems, and running for 7-10 years. Maybe. It's actually not that easy to tell, but I wouldn't necessarily turn my nose up at a card that's been used for mining anyways. If the fans die or get noisy you can always remove them and zip-tie on a couple of 120mm fans :P (done that several times before, works great). Or go for an aftermarket cooling solution.
GurtTractor18 m ago

Mining isn't going to do any good to the card admittedly, but it shouldn't …Mining isn't going to do any good to the card admittedly, but it shouldn't do all that much harm either, especially if the card has been undervolted and well ventilated. It might be the difference between it running for 5 years no problems, and running for 7-10 years. Maybe. It's actually not that easy to tell, but I wouldn't necessarily turn my nose up at a card that's been used for mining anyways. If the fans die or get noisy you can always remove them and zip-tie on a couple of 120mm fans :P (done that several times before, works great). Or go for an aftermarket cooling solution.


Exactly this. It's very hard to quantify but you hit the nail on the head - extreme gaming in a tightly-packed 'gamer centric' case might be more damaging than mining but who knows? And in 5-7 years will you even care? I have been zip-tying fans onto some older GPUs as the manufacturers seem very unwilling and unhelpful (Sapphire and Gigabyte were the worst even for warranty claims) - I used some combination of Arctic Cooling F8, F9, F12 and F14 fans, the problems are when the heatsink isn't flat (e.g. has wings at either end that stick up) so the fan can't sit flush, works still but cooling efficiency is reduced.
I was tempted, but 90 days warranty simply isn't enough for a £400 purchase.
Regardless of whether it's seen significant use or not, the fact is cards fail.
They fail when they're new, they fail when they're old. It's truly random how long they last.

Secondary to this, the aero isn't a particularly good 1080; mediocre blower and clocks.
There's also the very real possibility of gpu prices trending downwards in the future, perhaps rapidly so.

My 1060 is still plenty fast enough to tide me over
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 11th Apr
jameshothothot4 h, 9 m ago

I hear about lack of warranty but I am scouring ebay and gumtree for …I hear about lack of warranty but I am scouring ebay and gumtree for upgrades to my rx470. 980ti at 300 looks interesting.


Yep, 980tis look the best price right now. I'm also looking for one right now.
plewis003 h, 17 m ago

B grade probably means 14 day return, damaged box or slightly scratched …B grade probably means 14 day return, damaged box or slightly scratched fan shroud.People keep going ‘probably used for mining 24/7’ can’t seem to comprehend that mining is less stressful for the card than gaming as you undervolt and run constantly (think motorway miles vs town driving in a car).


That's not a bad analogy, except that the wear on a car driving endlessly, 24/7 on the motorway will *absolutely* be worse than only occasionally driving in the city. People have got this weird idea that motorway driving means *no* wear and tear, when it just means somewhat less. Same with GPU's. Even undervolted, these cards are still pushing higher levels of heat and stress than idle, much less off completely, all day everyday. That *will* create wear and tear on the components.

Not to say that buying a mining card is bad - frankly any GPU is well capable of lasting many years outside of bad luck, but I'm just a bit annoyed I keep seeing people saying this whole 'mining is better for wear than gaming' nonsense.
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Don't buy any B-Grade GPU's from Overclockers. They're usually game of Russian Roulette on weather they die or not. Even if the card is still within the manufacturers warranty, they will not honour any RMA's, probably because they know the card has been voided in some form or another. B-grade on other components not as bad, but GPUs are a no no.
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