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Building a pc soon, GTX 1070 ti or 1080?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm starting my first ever build and I was curious about the type of graphics card I should buy, I was thinking about a GTX 1070ti because I can shave a couple of hundred pounds off the price if I avoid a 1080, any advice on the steps I should take or what graphics card I should buy? Maybe I should just take this post into the build guide section but I really just need advice on the graphics card at the moment 

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1 minute ago, Reddave515 said:

I'm starting my first ever build and I was curious about the type of graphics card I should buy, I was thinking about a GTX 1070ti because I can shave a couple of hundred pounds off the price if I avoid a 1080, any advice on the steps I should take or what graphics card I should buy? Maybe I should just take this post into the build guide section but I really just need advice on the graphics card at the moment 

You can also look at RTX 2060, 2070 as pricing should possibly be around the same.


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6 minutes ago, Reddave515 said:

I'm starting my first ever build and I was curious about the type of graphics card I should buy, I was thinking about a GTX 1070ti because I can shave a couple of hundred pounds off the price if I avoid a 1080, any advice on the steps I should take or what graphics card I should buy? Maybe I should just take this post into the build guide section but I really just need advice on the graphics card at the moment 

Honestly either one will work and there are great deals on used ones online (r/HardwareSwap and Ebay are two). I am still running a 1070 Strix in my PC almost 2 years later (bought it new for $370ish, now currently can be picked up used on Ebay for $250ish). I just looked up a 1080 and those can be picked up on Ebay for $300-400 USD. The RTX 2060 is around $400 and unless you need RayTracing I suggest going for last gen for better price/performance.


Personal Rig:

CPU: i7-7700K  | Mobo: MSI C236A Workstation | RAM: 2x G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB = 16 GB  | GPU: ASUS GTX 1070 Strix | Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 256 GB, WD Blue 1 TB, WD Red 2 TB, and WD Scorpio Blue 320 GB | Case: Enermax Ostrog Black and White | PSU: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze | Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S in Push/Pull with Black Noctua Industrial Fans, 2 120mm Noctua Chromax Fans, and Corsair AF120 on the side panel | Display: 22" Asus VE228 1920 x 1080 and a 34" LG 43WL500-B 2560 x 1080 on a WALI Arm (I share displays/desk with two builds) | Mouse: Logitech M705 | Keyboard: Logitech K350 | Random: 90mm of CableMod RGB Magnetic Strips | OS: Win 10 Education x64 

32" Samsung CF397 1920 x 1080

Linux/test Box:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600  | Mobo: ASRock AB350M mATX | RAM: 2x Crucial 8 GB DDR4 = 16 GB | GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Storage: Sandisk SSD Plus 120 GB, Kingston 256GB SSD, 2x Seagate IronWolf NAS Drives  | Case: Corsair Carbide 88R mATX | PSU: Corsair CX500 | Cooling: Stock Cooler and 3x Cooler Master 120mm Fans | Display: 22" Asus VE228 1920 x 1080 and a 34" LG 43WL500-B 2560 x 1080 on a WALI Arm (I share displays/desk with two builds) | Keyboard: Logitech K270 | Mouse: Logitech M185  | OS: Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 Pro x64

 

Laptop (Acer Pedator Helios 300):

CPU: i7-7700HQ  | RAM: 16 GB DDR4  | GPU: GTX 1060 6 GB | Storage: 256 GB SSD and Seagate 1 TB Firecuda | Display: Acer IPS 15.6" 1920 x 1080 Display | Mouse: Logitech M557 and built-in trackpad (never use lol) | Keyboard: built-in keyboard and Logitech K480 | OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

 

Other Devices I use:

Phone: iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black  | Tablet: iPad Mini 4 128GB LTE and a Surface Go 128GB with 8GB of RAM | Media Box: Apple TV 64GB | Amazon Echo Spot | TV: Some 42" JVC 1080p (this has a good image 6 years later) | Backpack: Some SwissGear Laptop Bag | Camera: GoPro Hero 5 with a Rode Mic | Zoom H1n | Blue Snowball |

 

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I personally would get the 1070 ti because it's cheaper and after looking at some benchmarks you only get around 10 fps more on average if you get a 1080. But you can find some nice sales on ether card right now

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys, I literally just joined the forums today after considering it for a while and im glad I did :) I'm probably going to stick with the 1070 ti, as irrelevant as this sounds I really like the triple fan setup and the price point is really nice, cheers again boys

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