MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Sea Hawk EK X 8GB + Destiny 2 £476.99 @ Ebuyer
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Sea Hawk EK X 8GB + Destiny 2 £476.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 16th Dec 2017
Cheaper than the other GTX 1080 deals right now it is perfect for somebody who wants a card with water block. Includes a copy of Destiny 2. Also can get cashback on Quico or TopCashback.
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randomspam7 m ago

If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will …If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will it be as good as any other heatsink/fan cooled 1080?


If you don't plan on using watercooling then you can't use it. Unless you like creating fires?
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If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will it be as good as any other heatsink/fan cooled 1080?
randomspam7 m ago

If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will …If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will it be as good as any other heatsink/fan cooled 1080?


If you don't plan on using watercooling then you can't use it. Unless you like creating fires?
randomspam11 m ago

If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will …If you don't plan on using water-cooling is this an unwise choice or will it be as good as any other heatsink/fan cooled 1080?


This is for ppl that want to water-cool, it has a water cooling block pre-installed and just requires a water-loop. Normally ppl that want to water-cool have to remove the heatsink+fan and install a water cooling block before attaching it to their loop.

If you don't want to water-cool then you need to buy a normal model that has a heatsink+fan, this does not.
I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might as well save a little extra and go for ti
Dekard9732 m ago

I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might …I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might as well save a little extra and go for ti


Then you might as well wait for next generation. Etc there's always someone saying in the comments
Literally if you plan to buy a 1060 3gb ppl say get 6gb, if u do then they say get 1070 then 1070ti then 1080 etc etc
Also "wait for Vega" was a thing
Dekard9734 m ago

I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might …I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might as well save a little extra and go for ti


Find me a good GTX 1080Ti

They are not "a little extra" they cost £200 more
Dekard9747 m ago

I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might …I think that if you're in market for a high end card like this, you might as well save a little extra and go for ti


It's not "a little extra" though, is it? I don't know why people say this about the 1080 vs 1080Ti, it's simply not true.

How much are the cheapest 1080Ti cards now, £625ish? That's over 30% more before you factor in the cost of a waterblock, which will set you back another £100 or so, bringing the difference to more like 50%. Not to mention the faff of having to take apart the reference 1080Ti you bought and install the waterblock.
Norseg21 m ago

Then you might as well wait for next generation. Etc there's always …Then you might as well wait for next generation. Etc there's always someone saying in the comments Literally if you plan to buy a 1060 3gb ppl say get 6gb, if u do then they say get 1070 then 1070ti then 1080 etc etc Also "wait for Vega" was a thing


Basically just buy the best. Also I drive a ferrari.
Good if you have the water cooling ready to plumb it in, but it's not the most desperate card for water cooling in the first place.

On a Vega or the 1080Ti then yeah, I can see the point. On a GTX1080? Not so much.
I picked up a MSI sea hawk X with Corsair water cooling. £350 like new on a Amazon warehouse deal. Check daily, they do pop up. Not quite everything 4k on high settings, 2k though I max all quality settings. Scores well on fire strike.
Norseg1 h, 42 m ago

Then you might as well wait for next generation. Etc there's always …Then you might as well wait for next generation. Etc there's always someone saying in the comments Literally if you plan to buy a 1060 3gb ppl say get 6gb, if u do then they say get 1070 then 1070ti then 1080 etc etc Also "wait for Vega" was a thing


The thing is, why go for a 1080 as an upgrade in the first place? If you're going to go for a high end card, you're probably looking more for something you can play 4K with. You'll struggle to run most of the latest games in 4K max settings, unless you don't mind playing at 30fps
vulcanproject1 h, 16 m ago

Good if you have the water cooling ready to plumb it in, but it's not the …Good if you have the water cooling ready to plumb it in, but it's not the most desperate card for water cooling in the first place. On a Vega or the 1080Ti then yeah, I can see the point. On a GTX1080? Not so much.


Except you could possibly overclock the card beyond a Ti with the water cooling, also if you already have water cooling then you don't want noisy fans and air cooling in your build that's the point.
matt1011011 h, 29 m ago

It's not "a little extra" though, is it? I don't know why people say this …It's not "a little extra" though, is it? I don't know why people say this about the 1080 vs 1080Ti, it's simply not true.How much are the cheapest 1080Ti cards now, £625ish? That's over 30% more before you factor in the cost of a waterblock, which will set you back another £100 or so, bringing the difference to more like 50%. Not to mention the faff of having to take apart the reference 1080Ti you bought and install the waterblock.


Worth saving 200 odd quid for in my opinion. In the long run it probably ends up saving people money on an early upgrade
Rich4410 m ago

Except you could possibly overclock the card beyond a Ti with the water …Except you could possibly overclock the card beyond a Ti with the water cooling, also if you already have water cooling then you don't want noisy fans and air cooling in your build that's the point.


there's absolutely no chance a water-cooled 1080 is quicker than an air cooled 1080Ti, even one with a blower style cooler, in anything like normal circumstances.
Dekard9728 m ago

Worth saving 200 odd quid for in my opinion. In the long run it probably …Worth saving 200 odd quid for in my opinion. In the long run it probably ends up saving people money on an early upgrade


It's more like £250 (£725 - £477 = £248). Naturally, the value to you of £250 is entirely individual. However, £250 is over 1% of the average British person's take home pay for the entire year; that's a significant amount of money for a normal person to spend on buying an upgrade to a PC part.

I'm not sure about it saving you money in the long run, either. The 1080Ti will cost more to replace with an equivalent card from whatever generation you're upgrading in and that's not to mention the extra electricity the 1080Ti will consume during the time you own it (somewhere around 90p to £1 for every 100 hours of gaming, assuming a 70w difference in power consumption and a fairly normal UK electricity cost).
matt1011011 h, 29 m ago

It's more like £250 (£725 - £477 = £248). Naturally, the value to you of £2 …It's more like £250 (£725 - £477 = £248). Naturally, the value to you of £250 is entirely individual. However, £250 is over 1% of the average British person's take home pay for the entire year; that's a significant amount of money for a normal person to spend on buying an upgrade to a PC part.I'm not sure about it saving you money in the long run, either. The 1080Ti will cost more to replace with an equivalent card from whatever generation you're upgrading in and that's not to mention the extra electricity the 1080Ti will consume during the time you own it (somewhere around 90p to £1 for every 100 hours of gaming, assuming a 70w difference in power consumption and a fairly normal UK electricity cost).


I guess it's all relative to the individual, but I think it's definitely worth the extra spend if you're going 4K. If someone was talking about upgrading to a 1050 or 1060 I wouldn't put the same argument across, because that person is clearly not in the market for a top end gaming experience. But you don't buy a card like this if you're on the sort of budget you're talking about. I can't say I've ever factored in electricity to my gaming, and that's not something most people take into account when buying a graphics card. I just think it's a touch underpowered for what people probably want it for. But I appreciate your points.
Good card. Can get 30fps on pubg at 1080p
matt1011019 h, 50 m ago

there's absolutely no chance a water-cooled 1080 is quicker than an air …there's absolutely no chance a water-cooled 1080 is quicker than an air cooled 1080Ti, even one with a blower style cooler, in anything like normal circumstances.


Nvidia appears to have made all manufactures cap clock limits. My sea hawk X is water cooled and barely goes past stock. Scores 18600 on fire strike over clocked on a ryzen 1800x system, over 8000 on time spy. Over 20000 on an Intel 8 core 16 thread. Of course similar Intel chip to ryzen is up to three times the price and gtx cards are optimised for Intel, plus higher clock rates on single core for Intel helps them. This is a good card. Soon two will be cheaper than a 1080 ti.
ontheqt53 m ago

Nvidia appears to have made all manufactures cap clock limits. My sea hawk …Nvidia appears to have made all manufactures cap clock limits. My sea hawk X is water cooled and barely goes past stock. Scores 18600 on fire strike over clocked on a ryzen 1800x system, over 8000 on time spy. Over 20000 on an Intel 8 core 16 thread. Of course similar Intel chip to ryzen is up to three times the price and gtx cards are optimised for Intel, plus higher clock rates on single core for Intel helps them. This is a good card. Soon two will be cheaper than a 1080 ti.


"Gtx cards" are not optimised for Intel, it just comes down to Intel having superior single core performance and can eek more perf out of GPUs on the extreme high end. (I own an r7 1700 before anyone jumps down my throat)
andrew_kapranos2 h, 13 m ago

"Gtx cards" are not optimised for Intel, it just comes down to Intel …"Gtx cards" are not optimised for Intel, it just comes down to Intel having superior single core performance and can eek more perf out of GPUs on the extreme high end. (I own an r7 1700 before anyone jumps down my throat)


I also own an R7 1700 and you are correct.
decent price I must say, for those who don't want to spend a ton on a custom loop fractals Kevlin S24 S36 coolers can be customised to add more to the loop you just need extra tubing and more coolant

I have this card, 1080ti variant though can play PUG 4k ultra 45-60fps

paid £675 new from amazon
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