Gigabyte WindForce GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 - £224.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Gigabyte WindForce GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 - £224.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 1st Sep 2017Edited by:"zeoxzy"
Have been looking for a reasonably priced gtx 1060 (6gb version of course) ever since the Ethereum bit coin mining craze began this summer.

Originally £317.97, now £224.97 (£93 off)

Amazon have it on for £298.99 and I haven't seen a gtx 1060 6gb for less than 270 anywhere else
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Very good price for brand new. Well spotted OP. Would buy them all for my mining operation but I can't go beyond £200/card haha!
Does this mark the end for mining madness? I wish amazon had at this price so I could buy.

Btw amazon doesn't doesn't even sell this at the moment so there's hope when it does arrive there it will be cheaper too.
Edited by: "pidgin" 1st Sep 2017
Great price, purchased, thanks OP
great mining card - heat
/joking
I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have unlimited electricity. Should I be mining etherium? I looked into BTC a while back but got the impression the hope of any meaningful return died years ago.
Mine if I bought all available stock? Pun intended great price op!
I'm on this website everyday waiting for the msi gtx 1070 gaming X to get discounted and it's gtx 1060 deal after deal!
Atleast the prices are improving but it's still sad that I paid this for a 970 two years ago which is about the same speed.

I was hoping we would see a 1070 at this price point by now. Guess I will be waiting for Volta.
fozzibear8 m ago

I'm on this website everyday waiting for the msi gtx 1070 gaming X to get …I'm on this website everyday waiting for the msi gtx 1070 gaming X to get discounted and it's gtx 1060 deal after deal!


Sadly the way it will be as mainstream parts like the 1060 will always be made in much bigger quantities than (comparatively) high end parts like the GTX1070.

Heated as this is a very good deal considering how high GPU prices have been lately and it being a 6GB version is much better for future proofing and as this has one of the better cooler designs for the 1060, which doesn't run very hot anyway, there is probably some overclocking headroom to be had too....
Just ordered thanks. Time to cancel my Amazon rx580 order. (Once delivered of course).

Only 23cm long so should fit much better in my current case. Looks to be a full size card too.

Ukpartpicker shows cheapest elsewhere as £274. Cheapest price sold around £221 back in May/June.

Heat added.
Edited by: "gummby" 1st Sep 2017
sneakybifta32 m ago

I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have …I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have unlimited electricity. Should I be mining etherium? I looked into BTC a while back but got the impression the hope of any meaningful return died years ago.


Get to the NiceHash website now - free electric = free moneyz
If yur leccy IS truly unlmited then maybe you should be mining.. only dont let on to everyone else. If your leccy is on the other hand a shared bill then thats underhand. Would you buy this card
Dont mine bitcoin ,mine dash or litecoin or monero (this is not financial advice)
thanks
sneakybifta57 m ago

I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have …I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have unlimited electricity. Should I be mining etherium? I looked into BTC a while back but got the impression the hope of any meaningful return died years ago.

The 1080 isn't all that great for mining Ethereum due to its gddr5x memory configuration but if your leccy is free then it wouldn't do any harm to have it ticking over earning you a few quid. It'll help to keep your room warm in winter too
This could quickly sell out here. See what happens. Now showing in stock for delivery on 5th September on website. Wait and see what happens
What is the cooler like on this gigabyte?

voted hot.
Edited by: "MRP" 1st Sep 2017
MRP34 m ago

What is the cooler like on this gigabyte?voted hot.



You can control the fan to not kick in below 50 degrees. On a well vented case it should be fine from what I read on reviews. For this price seems quite competitive.

Delivery is now saying from 15th September. It's no longer saying in stock. Might be wise to call?
Edited by: "gummby" 1st Sep 2017
It's sold out :(. Fancied one for my new build. Oh well.
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Wait and see who actually gets one delivered now.
expired. damn was after this!
aseddon1306 m ago

expired. damn was after this!



That is the issue with these offers. At bargain prices they sell out so fast.
gummby4 m ago

That is the issue with these offers. At bargain prices they sell out so …That is the issue with these offers. At bargain prices they sell out so fast.


every single one will probably end up on ebay n all!
Well done OP on your first deal! Managed to order one during work
sneakybifta7 h, 11 m ago

I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have …I have a 1080 that's usually idle. In our shared university house we have unlimited electricity. Should I be mining etherium? I looked into BTC a while back but got the impression the hope of any meaningful return died years ago.


1080 is one of the worst cards to mine with - sorry to tell you
you still can, but your return is going to be worse than on a 1070
strange but true
Gormond7 h, 8 m ago

Atleast the prices are improving but it's still sad that I paid this for a …Atleast the prices are improving but it's still sad that I paid this for a 970 two years ago which is about the same speed.I was hoping we would see a 1070 at this price point by now. Guess I will be waiting for Volta.



if the mining trend continues (and yes it will) Volta in mid 2018 and even Navi in 2019 will still be at these prices
cryptos aren't going away. Buy the card you want, and if you want a return set it to mine in the time you don't use it
robodan91832 m ago

1080 is one of the worst cards to mine with - sorry to tell youyou still …1080 is one of the worst cards to mine with - sorry to tell youyou still can, but your return is going to be worse than on a 1070strange but true

This is only true for Ethereum mining. Mining zcash will net ~20% greater returns from a 1080 vs a 1070. Check whattomine.com and do some comparisons.

For some easy money, check out nicehash.com. You could earn slightly more buy using a mining pool, but it's dead easy and it switches coins based on what is the most profitable at the time.
robodan91837 m ago

if the mining trend continues (and yes it will) Volta in mid 2018 and even …if the mining trend continues (and yes it will) Volta in mid 2018 and even Navi in 2019 will still be at these pricescryptos aren't going away. Buy the card you want, and if you want a return set it to mine in the time you don't use it

At the moment cryptos mostly use proof of work algos which need gpu or asic miners. Over time cryptos will move to proof of stake algorithms, which will kill compute mining. Ethereum is due to fork and switch to POS within this next year, it was originally planned within the next few months but has been delayed.
IMHO POW based currencies will either move to POS or be overtaken.
mikehunt698 h, 8 m ago

At the moment cryptos mostly use proof of work algos which need gpu or …At the moment cryptos mostly use proof of work algos which need gpu or asic miners. Over time cryptos will move to proof of stake algorithms, which will kill compute mining. Ethereum is due to fork and switch to POS within this next year, it was originally planned within the next few months but has been delayed. IMHO POW based currencies will either move to POS or be overtaken.

Why do you think POS will be more successful than POW? I'm not arguing with you.. Just interested.
mikehunt698 h, 59 m ago

At the moment cryptos mostly use proof of work algos which need gpu or …At the moment cryptos mostly use proof of work algos which need gpu or asic miners. Over time cryptos will move to proof of stake algorithms, which will kill compute mining. Ethereum is due to fork and switch to POS within this next year, it was originally planned within the next few months but has been delayed. IMHO POW based currencies will either move to POS or be overtaken.


Also wondering why proof of stake is better.

I've seen videos that explain the difference, but not why they were better (besides power requirements)

Pos could be a mistake that causes mass sell offs due to the perception of lost profitability. I plan to dump half of my ether before pos to hedge this bet.
mikehunt699 h, 28 m ago

This is only true for Ethereum mining. Mining zcash will net ~20% greater …This is only true for Ethereum mining. Mining zcash will net ~20% greater returns from a 1080 vs a 1070. Check whattomine.com and do some comparisons.For some easy money, check out nicehash.com. You could earn slightly more buy using a mining pool, but it's dead easy and it switches coins based on what is the most profitable at the time.


Nicehash pays out in bitcoin, which you may see lower payouts of bitcoin as it increases in value.

Mining a crypto yourself is more risky, but you're guaranteed that if you have 1ETH or 1ZEC that value increases with the value of the currency.
ddaann_994 h, 53 m ago

Why do you think POS will be more successful than POW? I'm not arguing …Why do you think POS will be more successful than POW? I'm not arguing with you.. Just interested.

Check out the ATB coin whitepaper. POW isn't sustainable from an energy point of view and POS had some inherent benefits like scalability.
robodan91810 h, 56 m ago

Nicehash pays out in bitcoin, which you may see lower payouts of bitcoin …Nicehash pays out in bitcoin, which you may see lower payouts of bitcoin as it increases in value. Mining a crypto yourself is more risky, but you're guaranteed that if you have 1ETH or 1ZEC that value increases with the value of the currency.

I view mining crypto as less risky than buying coins, because if there was a mass crash like what happened to bitcoin a while back, at least you'd still have the hardware which you can get some money back from.

Once you have bitcoin you can buy whatever crypto currency you want.
Edited by: "mikehunt69" 2nd Sep 2017
Out of stock now
BigPro27 m ago

Out of stock now



Yeah this sold out about an 1-2 hour after it was posted.
Edited by: "gummby" 2nd Sep 2017
Getting super nervous it won't get delivered now due to some stock problem and how limited they're actually supposed to be
edlloydj2nd Sep

Getting super nervous it won't get delivered now due to some stock problem …Getting super nervous it won't get delivered now due to some stock problem and how limited they're actually supposed to be



Mine shows waiting despatch but it said that after I ordered it. Monday/Tuesday could be day we see some action. As that is the next working day.
Had an issue with my order on this, they have no stock. It is too much of a wild goose chase for it to be worth it, so I just told them to refund. It will be interesting to see how all of you who placed an order get on with it
Edited by: "azzintheclass" 4th Sep 2017
gummby23 h, 23 m ago

Mine shows waiting despatch but it said that after I ordered it. …Mine shows waiting despatch but it said that after I ordered it. Monday/Tuesday could be day we see some action. As that is the next working day.


No sign of mine yet, pretty disappointing seeing as I paid extra to get next day delivery and yet nothing has happened. Still stuck on waiting to despatch and no sign of any ability to track my order. Miffed
azzintheclass4 h, 17 m ago

Had an issue with my order on this, they have no stock. It is too much of …Had an issue with my order on this, they have no stock. It is too much of a wild goose chase for it to be worth it, so I just told them to refund. It will be interesting to see how all of you who placed an order get on with it


What was the issue? Did they contact you to tell you so?
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