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Overclocking doesn't seem to be any better than the FE though. Basically MSI is charging the premium for a better cooler.

And a big premium at that, it's only $20 less than their AIO version.
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If someone is getting these crazy cards, just get the cheapest one as close to $599 as possible and water cool it. Don't feed those duckers by buying their overpriced cards with a cooler you will toss away anyway.
The myth of "AIBs will sell at $599 - $699" is clearly busted.
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If someone is getting these crazy cards, just get the cheapest one as close to $599 as possible and water cool it. Don't feed those duckers by buying their overpriced cards with a cooler you will toss away anyway.
The myth of "AIBs will sell at $599 - $699" is clearly busted.

As evidenced by what exactly, the one AIB that went over $699? There are plenty or other AIB's priced between $599 and $699. I guess if you choose to ignore all other manufacturers and just use MSI as your basis then yes, that myth is busted.
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And a big premium at that, it's only $20 less than their AIO version.

MSI has lost their minds it seems. Check out these MSI 1070's: http://www.shopblt.com/search/order_id=%2521ORDERID%2521&s_max=25&t_all=1&s_all=GTX+1070

I know it is still early and I know other cards are a little higher on that site, but MSI seems to be higher everywhere.
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post #25 of 108
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How is this the best custom 1080? It doesn't seem any better than any of the other cards, FE included. We don't really even have reviews of the other custom cards yet.
not sure why are you still fixated about overclocking when it was established weeks ago that all 1080s overclock the same and this won't be bypassed without some sort of bios or hardware hack, so that metric is no longer relevant in comparisons. what matters now is cooler quality, and from various reviews i saw of 1080s, MSI GAMING X consistently shows best cooler performance at lowest sound levels. at least as far as dual slot cards are concerned.
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not sure why are you still fixated about overclocking when it was established weeks ago that all 1080s overclock the same and this won't be bypassed without some sort of bios or hardware hack, so that metric is no longer relevant in comparisons. what matters now is cooler quality, and from various reviews i saw of 1080s, MSI GAMING X consistently shows best cooler performance at lowest sound levels. at least as far as dual slot cards are concerned.

I understand that overclocking is the same on all cards. I haven't seen any real numbers on many custom cards, I guess you could say it's the best thus far. It is virtually impossible to get an accurate comparison of thermals and noise level with different reviews. There are far too many variables with sound measurement and temperatures to use the numbers from one site to compare to another. Decibel levels can be skewed greatly by simply placing the meter at a different distance, or just using a different meter.

It just seems a little bold to claim that this is the best AIB card at this point.
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post #27 of 108
I like that it is not excessively long of a card, but I did not like that it is 140mm tall. The Asus Strix is also 130+ mm tall, much like most AIB 10xx cards...

I know, this is of little concern to the vast majority of its buyers, but I was hoping my next built being based on a Cougar QBX (ITX) and that means I will probably have to settle for a ref. design 1080 or 1070 cause although length is not much of an issue, height is! mad.gif
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post #28 of 108
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I like that it is not excessively long of a card, but I did not like that it is 140mm tall. The Asus Strix is also 130+ mm tall, much like most AIB 10xx cards...

I know, this is of little concern to the vast majority of its buyers, but I was hoping my next built being based on a Cougar QBX (ITX) and that means I will probably have to settle for a ref. design 1080 or 1070 cause although length is not much of an issue, height is! mad.gif

You will probably want a card that vents outside the case for ITX. Maybe wait for the EVGA blower style that's on it's way, reference board with EVGA's blower cooler..... and it's only $609 as well.
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Yeah, I could not find any info on the maximum card height that the QBX can accommodate (with the side panel closed tongue.gif ).
I do have a 970 STRIX that is also 140mm tall that I could test-fit, but since case returns can be pretty expensive - to the point that you are better off keeping a case as cheap as a QBX - I don't want to risk it...issue is EVGA does seem to make the "shortest" AIBs for the 1080, but also the ugliest... tongue.gif

EDIT: as far as I am reading it won't fit...not in the QBX, not in the M1... mad.gif
Edited by pcfoo - 6/13/16 at 11:53am
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post #30 of 108
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Yeah, I could not find any info on the maximum card height that the QBX can accommodate (with the side panel closed tongue.gif ).
I do have a 970 STRIX that is also 140mm tall that I could test-fit, but since case returns can be pretty expensive - to the point that you are better off keeping a case as cheap as a QBX - I don't want to risk it...issue is EVGA does seem to make the "shortest" AIBs for the 1080, but also the ugliest... tongue.gif

EDIT: as far as I am reading it won't fit...not in the QBX, not in the M1... mad.gif

Do they list a maximum cpu cooler height? The two numbers should be pretty close to each other.
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