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Hello, I have been reading overclock for the past 3 weeks or so trying to decide on what GPU I should look into getting. I would like to get either the GTX 1080 or the Titan XP, but I doubt I would have need for the Titan. I currently have a 970 - so any 1xxx is an upgrade I believe.

The real question is: Which GTX 1080 would be the best - price wise and power wise.

I looked around and currently it seems like the Gigabyte Extreme (when in stock) might be one of the better buys due to it's price not rocketing like other brands (MSI and ASUS).

What I am looking into gaming on is hopefully in the near future I will get a 144hz 1440p Gsync monitor (hopefully the monitor lottery will be kind to me). And I am not looking into 4k at all currently (thus why I doubt a Titan would be a good idea for me). Of course I want to be able to run basically anything on ultra settings, thought I'm sure there are limits on what 1 card can do.

Edited: I play mainly play WoW and CS:GO currently, I am waiting for several games to release (mainly BF1).
Edited by Sukkapunched - 8/6/16 at 12:42pm
post #2 of 7
For your planned use cases I wouldn't recommend the 1080 or Titan X. The 1070 is the best value for 1440p out of the bunch. I just got a 1440p 165hz monitor and it pairs well with my 980 ti. I can sustain 120fps for light boost in bf4 on ultra. For bf1 I may have to drop to 100hz. The 1070 is equal to performance of 980 ti at half the power consumption.
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So you wouldn't recommend kind of "future proofing" the purchase, to just spend ~150-200$ more for the better card? Currently my 970 is doing what I want it to, but in some games the fps is not where I would like it. Once I replace the monitor I have now (that is causing tons of screen tearing issues) I want to make sure the 144hz monitor and the new GPU will go as long as possible before next upgrade.
post #4 of 7
1080 and wait Volta ..
post #5 of 7
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That's what I was thinking, the problem is I don't know which 1080 I would want to get - there are so many (Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS, Zotac etc...). I would like to get a hybrid/water cooled card if it is worth while, but I don't really even know where to start on picking the right card.
post #6 of 7
I'm going to tell you basically the same thing I have told everyone about Pascal so far.

If you're going for the 1080, there isn't really a "bad" choice. For your use, I'd say pick up which ever one you can find cheapest and you like the most. It should be a power house for BF1, and it is beyond overkill for WoW and CSGO. The Zotac AMP cards seem to be very popular this generation, so that would be a great pick. The eVGA and MSI cards are always perennial favorites each generation, too.

Don't get the Titan XP. It's not worth the money and a 1080 will more that suffice for your needs. If you want to save a little money, the 1070 is also an excellent choice. thumb.gif
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Seagate 3TB, WD 500GB HDD, WD 640GB HD Samsung 850 EVO 512GB Samsung DVD-Burner Corsair H110 w/ Dual Aerocool DS 140mm fans 
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Windows 10 Pro Dell S2716DG (1440p, 144hz Gsync) AOC U3477 PQU (3440x1440 IPS) Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Evga SuperNOVA 750 G2 NZXT Phantom 530 Black Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair MM400 
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the info! I guess I am being a little picky, but when the cards come back in stock I will have to jump on one. I am pretty excited about getting a new card, but more excited about a monitor... I will ahve to go to Microcenter and see which monitor I like the most. Acer is my top pick so far, but I will be looking into gtx 1080 when I can!
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