MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card £469.98 @ Novatech
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card £469.98 @ Novatech

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Found 10th May
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card

Free standard delivery or £5.99 for a next day delivery.

Seems like prices are coming down now in anticipation of 11xx series launch and increasing difficulty in mining.

Hope this helps someone!
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I bought this used on eBay for £435 a few weeks ago. Guess I jumped too soon Good card.

Boosts up to 1977Mhz with only the power limit increased. It can overclock to over 2100Mhz but gets hot and loud at those speeds.
I keep it on stock speeds but with power limit increased to allow higher boosts and the fan rarely goes about 65% @72*C.
At idle I disabled the "fan off" mode because it clicks the fan on to 40% when it hits 50*C then turns off again. This drove me nuts so now its on constantly at 20% fan which is entirely inaudible and runs cooler.

Used MSI afterburner for all changes.
rossysaurus10 m ago

I bought this used on eBay for £435 a few weeks ago. Guess I jumped too …I bought this used on eBay for £435 a few weeks ago. Guess I jumped too soon Good card. Boosts up to 1977Mhz with only the power limit increased. It can overclock to over 2100Mhz but gets hot and loud at those speeds. I keep it on stock speeds but with power limit increased to allow higher boosts and the fan rarely goes about 65% @72*C. At idle I disabled the "fan off" mode because it clicks the fan on to 40% when it hits 50*C then turns off again. This drove me nuts so now its on constantly at 20% fan which is entirely inaudible and runs cooler. Used MSI afterburner for all changes.


Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler is one of the worst in comparison to other aftermarket ones.
Bruno.Harris4 m ago

Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler …Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler is one of the worst in comparison to other aftermarket ones.


I'd say you're better off paying an extra 30 for the Gaming X.

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These Armor cards are a good, cheap base for water cooling, but I wouldn't buy one to run with the stock cooler installed.

As above, £30 more buys you the far superior (in terms of stock cooling) Gaming X.
^ The whole "paying an extra 30 for the Gaming X" argument is fine if this is your price bracket, but for someone who was stretching their budget from around the 400-420 mark and looking at a GTX 1070ti, this is probably a great deal especially if they're at 3440x1440 or 4k or higher resolution where the GDDR5X starts to leave the lower bandwidth cards behind. Heat added
Edited by: "Beehj84" 10th May
matt10110130 m ago

These Armor cards are a good, cheap base for water cooling, but I wouldn't …These Armor cards are a good, cheap base for water cooling, but I wouldn't buy one to run with the stock cooler installed. As above, £30 more buys you the far superior (in terms of stock cooling) Gaming X.


Or.......

If cooling is you primary concern, buy this card, get nzxt kraken G12, and cheap used Corsair aio cooler, about £50-70 in total. Sit back and watch your temp hover around 45C.
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So tempted!!!
mreriksen1 h, 19 m ago

Or.......If cooling is you primary concern, buy this card, get nzxt kraken …Or.......If cooling is you primary concern, buy this card, get nzxt kraken G12, and cheap used Corsair aio cooler, about £50-70 in total. Sit back and watch your temp hover around 45C.


That's exactly what I meant by "these Armor cards make a good, cheap base for watercooling".

Water cooled GPUs are the way forwards, you get temps and frequency stability that just isn't possible with air cooling.

My 980Ti Waterforce, which I've been running for the past two years or so, definitely opened my eyes in terms of GPU cooling solutions.
^ I see what you are saying, but I disagree. For someone building a new system, extra £30 can go a long way, for example, getting a slightly better CPU, better cpu cooler, adding extra fans, etc. Gaming X does run a bit cooler, but not by much, so the performance gain would be insignificant.

I would consider card aesthetics rather than minor difference in cooling performance, but that's just me
Bruno.Harris5 h, 35 m ago

Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler …Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler is one of the worst in comparison to other aftermarket ones.


Jennatools5 h, 31 m ago

I'd say you're better off paying an extra 30 for the Gaming …I'd say you're better off paying an extra 30 for the Gaming X.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-geforce-gtx-1080-gaming-x-8gb-gddrx-graphics-card-49998-novatech-49997-ebuyer-2937689



The gaming X version is one of the best 1080 available and is the best dual slot (ie non 2.5 or 3 slot) card available. If you can stretch your budget get the Gaming X but this is by no means a bad card. It is significantly cooler and quieter than the Gigabyte Windforce, Zotac Mini, ITX and reference blower designs.


matt1011013 h, 22 m ago

That's exactly what I meant by "these Armor cards make a good, cheap base …That's exactly what I meant by "these Armor cards make a good, cheap base for watercooling". Water cooled GPUs are the way forwards, you get temps and frequency stability that just isn't possible with air cooling.My 980Ti Waterforce, which I've been running for the past two years or so, definitely opened my eyes in terms of GPU cooling solutions.



But then you have pump and fan noise at idle which I would find more distracting than air cooled so it depends on your aim. I'm getting too old for chasing benchmark scores lol.
Bruno.Harris14 h, 44 m ago

Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler …Nice, MSI afterburner is very good, although I've heard that this cooler is one of the worst in comparison to other aftermarket ones.


I was going to say the same thing
I have 1070 Armor and it's been great so far. Never seen it go past 65c. Heat
Just out of interest did they change these when they upgraded the memory bandwidth or whatever they did to the 1080 a year or so ago? I have one of these from 2016 and whilst I don't want to go SLI would be interested to know if they were still compatible
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