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Can we buy a BARE 1080?

post #1 of 11
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Can you purchase a bare-naked card from NVIDIA with no cooling or shroud at all?

If the EVGA 1080 with their own cheap blower sells for $609.99
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-5180-KR

I would like to get one for a little less for a cheap DIY water, since we are not getting anything beyond 2.2GHz I'll gladly set it to 2.1GHz and forget about it

NVIDIA obviously sells the bare naked cards to them

Can we get one?
Edited by USlatin - 6/4/16 at 7:44pm
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post #2 of 11
When have you ever been able to buy a card without a cooler installed?
post #3 of 11
You probably won't be able to... since to my knowledge Nvidia has never done that.
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Anyone?

Is this a 100% no?
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post #5 of 11
I find it highly unlikely that you are able to buy just the filled PCB. Other companies can do this because they order in such bulk.

Just find some customer service number/email from nvidias site and ask them directly. The worst they can say is no
post #6 of 11
This is a 100% no.
post #7 of 11
Nada! Just buy an aftermarket unit and sell the cooling from it. Will be amazed how many people buy those up after botching up their current cooling.
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I bought a ZOTAC GTX 1080 FE because it was available and added an EK block.
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Buying the FE is the exact opposite to the idea I have here
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by USlatin View Post

Buying the FE is the exact opposite to the idea I have here

Sorry, the answer to your original question is NO, unless you are EVGA, MSI, ASUS, ZOTAC etc:)
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