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  1. RCoon

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    Bummer, using mine right now. Honestly I don't notice much difference, but I'm sure my power bills will see a few pounds extra xD
     
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    Next time we meet, I will murder you with a spoon.

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    where did you order from?
     
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    I don't even want to talk about the referendum result; there are Loyalists marching around the city i live in acting like total twats and Yes voters complaining in my ear. Oh i voted but its a secret ballot so i've not told anyone, i honestly can't be bothered from the ball ache from telling people. I'm more concerned about the Westmonster backlash by the Tories.

    I want to get a GTX980 but the price difference between it and a GTX970 well its a bit much for me to justify the other differences, i'm sure i'll be more than happy with a GTX970. I've never had a reason to upgrade my 6850 since i bought it at release.
     
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    I voted 'Yes' but only because I secretly crave disruption and chaos. Plus I'd have got to call my English wife an exotic foreign bird :laugh:

    But yeah, move on people, the majority has spoken - deal with it. And by that I mean, buy a GTX 970.
     
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    Ebuyer, cheaper than most by a few quid.
    I was going to get the 980 but the performance difference is really quite small, and the price difference is very large I feel. Plus 210 will be out in a year so I feel a flagship purchase right now might not be the best choice. All that being said, this thing over clocks like crazy with a minor voltage bump. First time oc on this hit 1400 core no problem.
     
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    yeah i checked ebuyer... Still sold out until the 23rd

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    Wanted to avoid ebuyer cuz they've been pretty shitty as of late.
     
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    Just made my purchasing decision...

    This is a 780ti Classified at 1176 boost (or +70 OC on core so probably 1250 MHz)

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    This is the overclocked GTX 980

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    Given I game at 1216Mhz, I really shouldn't side/downgrade. I make it I get 22% more perf than a stock 780ti so I shall not upgrade yet.

    Very tempted by sli 970 but should wait for rumours about 980ti to emerge. RCoon, can't you start one up for us all? :p

    EDIT: was checking US prices and it seems we;re not being shafted. If you add the 20% (and import duty at 12%) the conversion of the Gigabyte windforce GTX980 part is about £510. Even if you dont have import duty, it's still just a shade under £500 (which is what OcUK are selling for).

    I'd much rather have an NHS and higher prices than a 5 figure medical bill for the numerous MRI & CAT scans (and biopsies and nerve tests) I've had done in the past.
     
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    Well we all know GM 210 will bring us the 980ti. I think we'll see a 970ti first though. With 3 SM units difference between the 80 and 70, there is always the chance of a card to fit in that segment.
    That being said, I have yet to find a game that puts this 970 to its knees besides Crysis 3 (which I don't particularly enjoy anyway). My brother is also immensely happy he got a £200 upgrade from his 7950, so win win.
     
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    Time to cancel my order.
     
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    I suppose in your case the VRAM is something i'd be looking at very closely. I'd almost certainly upgrade from two 680's.
    Back in the day I "sidegraded" from two 7950's to a single 780 and it was totally worth it for newness and stability for once. I certainly don't regret this upgrade, I think I did it more for the power consumption than anything else. I've become more concerned about power, heat and noise than actual performance these days. Something far more interesting to build around other than brute force :D

    Let me know how yours clocks, I got mine to max voltage and a play with fan profiles, not to mention not bothering with memory overclocking, and got past 1500mhz core stable :laugh: Then I turned it off and reaped the silent/cool benefits of maxwell!
     
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    Well heres the problem.... I leave for Europe on the 24th so I might not even be at home when it gets delivered. I honestly shouldnt of made my purchase till I arrived back home, but then again I was hoping to have it delivered by monday. I'll be back on the 6th October.
     
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    Damn son, that's a stroke of misfortune. I guess you could cancel and order after you get back, or pray you have a shiny gift for yourself when you get back.
     
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    I can still fix the problem by buying a 980.... theres still loads of those left.

    Or not, as ive just checked SCAN.


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    The problem i have with Ebuyer is that you have to click on every single bloody graphics card in the description before it tells you if its in stock or not.....
     
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    well, Ive messaged SCAN to see if they'l let me cancel.

    On the other hand, i spy some Gigabyte GTX970 G1s on Novatech that still show 15 in stock so I might go for those instead. Problem with Novatech though is their website is never 100% accurate when it comes to stock levels and quite a few times they will say 'X' amount of stock when they dont have any because It gets their website more hits.

    I remember trying to get a Samsung 830 off them years ago and their stock levels kept bouncing from 30 to 60 to 100+ but yet my order was never been despatched till I just told them i had enough of the two week wait and to cancel my order.
     
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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-039-IN&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1010
     
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    OCUK have the 970 MSI in stock now
     
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    Still waitin on scan. They say they should have stock in today
     
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    Idiot! :) Ohhh and Ebuyer also use Yodel as they carried my recent Biostar motherboard, maybe parcelforce for single items as I had a CPU ordered with the board too.
     
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    Yodel for the big items. Basically the most frightening courier service brings you your most expensive items.
     
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    I have another 970 (the same MSI one) coming in from OCuK.... SLi MOTHERFUCKERzzz.... now to run from my bank manager.
     
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    Jealous of your future hardware, not so jealous of your finances :D
     
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    what do you think the trip to Europe is for? ;) This was always a one way trip to begin with.
     
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    I've been looking at the Bitfenix Pandora (core version). Nice plain and sleek, and looks like faux brushed alluminium. I get paid tomorrow, but everywhere has preorder only :(

    I love my Aerocool DS to death (probably my best case bar the TJ07), but the finish they put on the panels to make it matte is literally rubbing off of the case!
     
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    That bitfenix case reminds me of the oldskool Thermaltake cases, in 2005-2009.

    Namely the TT Kandalf or TT Armor.


    While were on about TT - My dad wants to give away my old TT Shark to his brother with 2 little shitters that will damage it - I told my dad that i would rather buy the case back off him then let his bro have it.

    Gonna keep that TT case for a future server build.
     
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