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I have around £500 to spend on a new gfx car to replace my rx480

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16gb adata 3000mhz @2933mhz
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ocz psu zx 850w gold rated
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at the moment I have a 1080p monitor which I will upgrade at a later date , I would prefer to stay with amd radeon based cards but I am temped to get a gtx1080 (is this a good idea ? )
 

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I have around £500 to spend on a new gfx car to replace my rx480

specs:
cpu : ryzen 1600 @3.9
asus prime b350 +
16gb adata 3000mhz @2933mhz
Kingston savage 250 gb ssd + 1gb 7200 Toshiba sata3
ocz psu zx 850w gold rated
windows 10 x64

at the moment I have a 1080p monitor which I will upgrade at a later date , I would prefer to stay with amd radeon based cards but I am temped to get a gtx1080 (is this a good idea ? )
Wait till more 3rd party Vega 56 and 64 cards, roll into stores, we only began with XFX...
 
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Vega 56 or GTX 1080 vanilla are the best choices right now. For Vega, wait for custom cards.
 
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#4
No need to wait for custom V64s, get that

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GGBPYA2/?tag=tec053-21

this will beat Vega 56/64 in just about everything: performance,price,noise,temps, you name it.... I've got 1080 SJS myself, it's whisper quiet at stock ~2GHz, breaks 2100MHz easily with just about 50% fan speed. Max. clocks I was able to achieve in heaven was 2177MHz, although for game stable you gotta bring it back to around 2150MHz. A true beast.

I'd also recommend a 1070Ti if it wasn't for the 9gbps DDR5, which can only reach 9.3-9.4GHz. On the 1080 you can easily get 10.9-11Ghz before you can see negative scaling, and that +1500MHz is gonna make a difference. 1080 is gonna be ~10% faster OC vs OC, and this one costs just about 20 pounds more than 1070Ti's.
 
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i got a palit gtx 1080 dual oc in the end , after a week of use my system just went pop and knocked the power trip system off .
I think it is the ocz zx 850w gold rated psu that's at fault
 

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i got a palit gtx 1080 dual oc in the end , after a week of use my system just went pop and knocked the power trip system off .
I think it is the ocz zx 850w gold rated psu that's at fault
Could of been that palit card @qubit was having some weird issues with the palit card that he switched to a Zotac
 
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Could of been that palit card @qubit was having some weird issues with the palit card that he switched to a Zotac
I will try my old rx 480 to see , if it is the psu I hope it did not take out the mobo etc
 

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Not enough juice i suppose. Glad it is resolved
it was a gold rated 850w psu so it had enough power but was a warrenty replacement unit and had run out the month before
 

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it was a gold rated 850w psu so it had enough power but was a warrenty replacement unit and had run out the month before
It quit because it couldnt handle the demands.
 
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so a ryzen 5 1600 and a gtx 1080 used the full 850w ?
no the unit was weak internally and some power supplies are overrated for what they actually are
 
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maybe but I replaced it with an evga unit
 

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maybe but I replaced it with an evga unit
Well it works, it works, now if it kills that psu, it could be a bad card or board, but lets hope not.
 
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OCZ is well known for making quality pieces of shit, so there's that :)
 
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OCZ=fools gold!
 
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