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Gtx 1080 founders edition worth it?

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Straight to the point, i'm about to buy a gtx 1080, but here in Portugal the stock is low to the demand, so the only ones available right now are the founders edition, but the others will be available at the end of the month...

So my question is: Is it worth the wait or they are all the same?
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So far, it looks like most 1080's overclock about the same, maxing out around 2Ghz, whether its the FE or aftermarket.

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In my opinion if you have no plans on watercooling the cards then reference coolers have always been way to loud, wait abit or look around and grab one of those lovely aftermarket versions, like MSI GAMING X, PALIT JETSTREAM, GAINWARD GLH/GLS, EVGA FTW, or even GIGABYTE G1, they are much quieter.
I am by no means an expert but just because we cannot OC the aftermarket models higher than the FE right now doesn`t mean we wont be able to oc them higher once they manage to make the pascal bios editor and really unlock those cards, if it was me I would definately skip the founders card, the cooler is rubbish.
Infact thats what I am doing, waiting abit to buy a nice aftermarket model, and have a nice near silent build with tons of POWER without spending 600$ on watercooling thumb.gif
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 6/17/16 at 11:31am
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to me the 1080 seems like a bad deal. Reference founders edition thermal throttles and produces alot of noise and costs 700 dollars. Aftermarket coolers/custom PCB's are much better in noise and temps and will cost 720+- from what I've seen so far.

What I would reccomend even if you are planning on buying the 1080 is to wait a month or so untill the 1070 and 480 from Nvidia and amd are out so you can make the best decision and maybe even save some money.
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In my opinion if you have no plans on watercooling the cards then reference coolers have always been way to loud, wait abit or look around and grab one of those lovely aftermarket versions, like MSI GAMING X, PALIT JETSTREAM, GAINWARD GLH/GLS, EVGA FTW, or even GIGABYTE G1, they are much quieter.
I am by no means an expert but just because we cannot OC the aftermarket models higher than the FE right now doesn`t mean we wont be able to oc them higher once they manage to make the pascal bios editor and really unlock those cards, if it was me I would definately skip the founders card, the cooler is rubbish.
Infact thats what I am doing, waiting abit to buy a nice aftermarket model, and have a nice near silent build with tons of POWER without spending 600$ on watercooling thumb.gif


https://xdevs.com/guide/pascal_oc/
Scroll all the way to the bottom, it gives some information about the 1.25v limit and overclocking past that (Which isn't viable on air/water)
post #5 of 6
If you are into gaming, I would buy the Founder's 1080 and have fun playing games now.
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I seriously doubt it.
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