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MSI Gaming 1080 for $470 on Amazon, worth it ?

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GXOX35A

Is this worth getting even though it has a blower cooler ?

Looks like the 3rd party seller is PCNation.

PCNation

I was lead to believe you'd basically have to max the fan to prevent it from throttling which would then result in the fan being very loud.

I actually have $1500 for a new build and was going to get an ASUS ROG 1080 Strix, but this would allow me to get a 1080 and an 8700k instead of an 8700 non k or 8600k.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126116
 
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I have one of Asus models that looks like that and when I took it apart to put a universal GPU block on it, the heatpipers were 'melted' into the plastic vrm/vram plate.

 

Take it with a grain of salt, as I have no clue how badly it was abused by the previous owners (I was the third person to have it). It definitely sounds like a vacuum at 80%+ fan speeds. 

 

If you go for it and are unhappy with either the thermals you could always slap a CLC on it after the fact. Seller seems fine, most of the negative comments are about restockin fees for non-defective returns, so heads up in the case of buyers remorse.

 

EDIT: personally, I think I would settle either on this or something lesser and get the 8700K, pretty sure the CPU will last you much, much longer than the GPU. 


Edited by Jedi Mind Trick - 10/3/17 at 9:41pm
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post #3 of 4
I think that card is going to have some temp/ power throttling issues, personally id spend a little more for a better cooler

edit: looks like you can get the armor version for 509 shipped from amazon
Edited by microchidism - 10/3/17 at 9:46pm
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Not worth it. Reviews say she runs hot.
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