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Any word on if they're doing this for the 1070 as well?
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Are they going to sell it for 1080 as well? Or is it just another hey we can do this but we will never sell it biggrin.gif Check shops you will see, this custom 1080 nowhere to be found.
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Are they going to sell it for 1080 as well? Or is it just another hey we can do this but we will never sell it biggrin.gif Check shops you will see, this custom 1080 nowhere to be found.

In the UK at least, there is a reseller exclusive: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18735955

Newegg carried this in the USA, and still does from what I saw. Ran out of stock at the moment.
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Any word on if they're doing this for the 1070 as well?

Yes they will thumb.gif
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Any word on if they're doing this for the 1070 as well?

Yes they will thumb.gif

probably in 2 months time skull.gif. Not even a single listing, and the 1080 was last in stock 06/20.
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Happy Happy! Joy Joy! biggrin.gif

Finally found a local Distributor that can get it directly from MSI

Just placed an order for pair of these babies thumb.gif


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I got tired of waiting and purchased a Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070. This 1 per cust limit is really annoying, i have to wait 48 hrs to get a second one (if any would be in a stock at that time).

I know i'll regret not waiting, but i assume the price wld be no less than 550-600$ or more, and i'll be pissed if i had to wait that long just to see it's a ridiculous amt MSI is asking for...
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I got tired of waiting and purchased a Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070. This 1 per cust limit is really annoying, i have to wait 48 hrs to get a second one (if any would be in a stock at that time).

I know i'll regret not waiting, but i assume the price wld be no less than 550-600$ or more, and i'll be pissed if i had to wait that long just to see it's a ridiculous amt MSI is asking for...

At least the G1 has a full plexi PCB without the large nickel plate on the Sea Hawk.

I exchanged my MSI 1080 Gaming Xs for Founders Edition cards last night.
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At least the G1 has a full plexi PCB without the large nickel plate on the Sea Hawk.

I exchanged my MSI 1080 Gaming Xs for Founders Edition cards last night.

I know right? It looks much better, and idk why EK chose to make that silly looking block for the MSI gaming X. I've always had MSI GPU's due to their OC capabilities, but gigabyte stole my heart when i got 970's that could both do 1658Mhz (core) in SLI.

The only reason why i'm contemplating getting the Gigabyte 1070 is due to it's single 8pin power connect, but from what i've heard it's mostly based on S lottery, as opposed to how much voltage you can feed the GPU. (when it comes to the 10xx series)
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I know right? It looks much better, and idk why EK chose to make that silly looking block for the MSI gaming X. I've always had MSI GPU's due to their OC capabilities, but gigabyte stole my heart when i got 970's that could both do 1658Mhz (core) in SLI.

The only reason why i'm contemplating getting the Gigabyte 1070 is due to it's single 8pin power connect, but from what i've heard it's mostly based on S lottery, as opposed to how much voltage you can feed the GPU. (when it comes to the 10xx series)

I opted for the Gaming Xs initially in the wake of the "these FE cards are going to be throttled by the 8-pin connector", but barring custom BIOS that isn't looking to be the case.

Per this commenter on Reddit, (link),
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I contacted ekwb and was told that their true FC design was reserved for the seahawk exclusively.


It seems as though EK has intentionally squeezed out a grumper for the Gaming Xs to promote Sea Hawk sales.
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