Palit GeForce® GTX 1080 Dual OC - £486.68 Novatech
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Palit GeForce® GTX 1080 Dual OC - £486.68 Novatech

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Found 23rd Jan
Seems a good price at current for a 1080. Which seem to be around £500+

As usual, "Variable Lead Times - Stock Due Soon"
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FireOnAWire38 m ago

What signs of wear?The fans may malfunction eventually but that's about it.


When they take the returned 1080 out the box it will have sweat marks and look exhausted
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The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 for £528.77 is a steal!


Heat from me.
Apart from brand name is there any difference between the two?
Not dissing Palit, but the EVGA warranty/support is great, and transferable if you sell it on.
Weren’t Palit the ones putting ‘no warranty if ever used for cryptocurrency mining’ on the box?

Also ignore Novatech’s ‘due soon’ lead times, I bought two RX 570s from them before Xmas saying that and the order is still open...
My son is a pretty hard core gamer, had a Palit 1060 for about 12 months, not skipped a beat. A lot of 1070's on Amazon currently for more so heat from me
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 23rd Jan
plewis001 h, 13 m ago

Weren’t Palit the ones putting ‘no warranty if ever used for cry …Weren’t Palit the ones putting ‘no warranty if ever used for cryptocurrency mining’ on the box?


really?
How could they ever tell?
I guess they'd rely on the stupidity of the owner fessing up.
FireOnAWire16 m ago

really? How could they ever tell? I guess they'd rely on the … really? How could they ever tell? I guess they'd rely on the stupidity of the owner fessing up.


The card will show signs of wear much quicker if it's used for mining as it is in 24/7 whereas a card used for gaming and general use won't be on 24/7 so won't show these signs early
Bruno.Harris3 m ago

The card will show signs of wear much quicker if it's used for mining as …The card will show signs of wear much quicker if it's used for mining as it is in 24/7 whereas a card used for gaming and general use won't be on 24/7 so won't show these signs early


What signs of wear?
The fans may malfunction eventually but that's about it.
FireOnAWire38 m ago

What signs of wear?The fans may malfunction eventually but that's about it.


When they take the returned 1080 out the box it will have sweat marks and look exhausted
FireOnAWire4 h, 14 m ago

really? How could they ever tell? I guess they'd rely on the … really? How could they ever tell? I guess they'd rely on the stupidity of the owner fessing up.


Ironically, you are right, probably on the integrity of the person to accidentally fess up. It's a bit like the police asking you if you were speeding knowing they haven't necessarily got a case unless you admit it.

Bruno.Harris3 h, 57 m ago

The card will show signs of wear much quicker if it's used for mining as …The card will show signs of wear much quicker if it's used for mining as it is in 24/7 whereas a card used for gaming and general use won't be on 24/7 so won't show these signs early


This is a myth. Miners undervolt the cards, underclock the cores and run them at low load and provide ample airflow; it's the fans most likely to give up really - there is also a lot of evidence that constant low load is better than intense bursts for a few hours here and there anyway.
plewis0014 m ago

Ironically, you are right, probably on the integrity of the person to …Ironically, you are right, probably on the integrity of the person to accidentally fess up. It's a bit like the police asking you if you were speeding knowing they haven't necessarily got a case unless you admit it.This is a myth. Miners undervolt the cards, underclock the cores and run them at low load and provide ample airflow; it's the fans most likely to give up really - there is also a lot of evidence that constant low load is better than intense bursts for a few hours here and there anyway.


I understand your point, it's just I'm sure they could use something to see the card has been on 24/7 and the new noobier miners may not think to undervolt the card
Bruno.Harris21 m ago

I understand your point, it's just I'm sure they could use something to …I understand your point, it's just I'm sure they could use something to see the card has been on 24/7 and the new noobier miners may not think to undervolt the card


Maybe. I always thought that, but I've been told by many people that unlike SSDs, hard disks, etc. these cards don't have any 'black box' type data gathering. So unless someone overclocks it massively and runs it at super high voltage, possibly blowing a VRM, I can't see how they would. It's probably a question of integrity anyway - if I were mining on this (I don't!) then I would not abuse it or run it ragged, then if it failed and I needed to file a claim I would have a clear conscience.
Its a little rich of the manufacturer to start dictating rule of use after they designed something.

Mining technically doesnt use the "whole" card like gaming does, and like someone else said you clock the mem but under clock the core. Ample airflow and technically your good to go.


Bit like a car manufacturer selling a car that can do 120mph then saying there not gonna cover you if you go over the speed limit...
Good price, rang them but they already have many of these these on back order with no real clue as to when they will have them... not sure I am going to drop 486 quid and wait many weeks/months before getting anything..
Hi there,

Just more info on these cards, I received this email last week from Novatech...



Hello,

You currently have one or more orders with us for a quantity of Graphics Cards, so we'd like to give you a little update on their status.

Due to a massive surge in demand due to crypto-currency mining many graphics cards have sold out everywhere and are in constraint from the Manufacturers. They have been unable to keep up with the unprecedented demand, and as such our suppliers have completely run out of stock and this has caused a large backlog of backorders.

The manufacturers are currently in the process of ramping up their production and have informed us that more graphics cards will be available as soon as possible but cannot give us a firm date.

We apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience in this global shortage.

Best wishes,

Novatech.
A new email from this awful company...

From: "customer.services@novatech.co.uk" <customer.services@novatech.co.uk>
To:
Sent: Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:17:10 GMT
Subject: Re: [76C53CCC1393] - Your message

Hi Juan,



Thanks for getting in touch with us.

The graphics card on your order has been delayed from our suppliers, and unfortunately we do not have a confirmed delivery date of this item.

We are at present in a very unique situation as all graphics cards are in constraint due to the rise in demand for Bitcoin/Crypto-currency mining systems. This has caused delays and price increases across all retailers and suppliers, as the manufactures are struggling to create the cards as quickly as orders are being placed.
The price has increased to £493.36 + vat, please confirm whether you are happy to pay the increase so we can update your order and allocate stock as soon as they come in.

If we do not hear from you within 24 hours of this email, your order will automatically be cancelled and w will refund you in full.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this delay, we are investigating all avenues to source in the required graphics cards. As soon as we have any further information, we will endeavor to contact you as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks,

Jo H

Novatech Customer Services Advisor

novatech.co.uk

Call: 02392 322 500
Edited by: "Ronin74_" 17th Feb
Worst company I have dealt with, period.
Now £716
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