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Posted · Original PosterOP

I can get this for $360 CAD, with 2 years warranty remaining. 

Just a EVGA GTX 980 reference model. Is it worth? 

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That's a question for you really. Do you want to stay on a bleeding edge or do you want a pretty good GPU for I would say decent price right now ? :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Frankie said:

That's a question for you really. Do you want to stay on a bleeding edge or do you want a pretty good GPU for I would say decent price right now ? :)

hmmm ... i just want a decent price for a decent GPU, this is the most basic model, not sure if it is crap or not lol

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1 minute ago, dreamhacking said:

hmmm ... i just want a decent price for a decent GPU, this is the most basic model, not sure if it is crap or not lol

Well it's a reference cooler, it will run a little hotter than aftermarket one, but it's not bad. Benefit of reference cooler is that it dumps all of heat out the back of the case, but that doesn't mean it's bad, just don't expect crazy overclocking. :D

 

Or you can wait for GTX 1070 which will be around 379 for reference model and probably more for aftermarket partners.


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3 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

hmmm ... i just want a decent price for a decent GPU, this is the most basic model, not sure if it is crap or not lol

the 980 is still a decent card whether pascal is coming or not. If you don't mind that the card you are buying is "outdated" or last gen and you can live with the fact that the reference models are a bit louder and hotter, go for it. 360CAD sounds reasonable for the performance


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2 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

$360 CAD for a Ti? lol 

Like 400 USD I saw a 980 TI sell for 320 USD yesterday on Craigslist, idk the cad conversion rate. 


 

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2 minutes ago, GreezyJeezy said:

Like 400 USD I saw a 980 TI sell for 320 USD yesterday on Craigslist, idk the cad conversion rate. 

$320 USD is about $420 CAD. That's cheap for a Ti :)

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If you want a good overclocker, you'll spend the difference in parts for watercooling, but yah, it's still a decent card, but again, the 1070 is coming out, and it will also still be better than the 980.

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2 minutes ago, GreezyJeezy said:

Like 400 USD I saw a 980 TI sell for 320 USD yesterday on Craigslist, idk the cad conversion rate. 

Did you really ? People are crazy. :D


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2 minutes ago, positivePXL said:

If you want a good overclocker, you'll spend the difference in parts for watercooling, but yah, it's still a decent card, but again, the 1070 is coming out, and it will also still be better than the 980.

GTX 1070 will probably cost around $550 brand new

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3 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

GTX 1070 will probably cost around $550 brand new

Should be lower than that. :)

 

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6 minutes ago, Frankie said:

Did you really ? People are crazy. :D

I saw it and called the guy and he was like, I've gotten about 10 calls in the first 5 minutes of posting and that he had a person coming. I told him he better de

ete that post so you don't get people's hopes up xD 


 

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Just now, Frankie said:

Should be lower than that. :)

 

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after conversion and a slight markup from retailer. it is about $550 CAD. when the GTX 970 was brand new, it was listed at about $485 CAD

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2 minutes ago, GreezyJeezy said:

I saw it and called the guy and he was like, I've gotten about 10 calls in the first 5 minutes of posting and that he had a person coming. I told him he better de

ete that post so you don't get people's hopes up xD 

I don't get it. I mean I get that some people want to stay on the bleeding for e-peen but before the conference evebody was still salivating ove the 980Ti and now they're like meh. It's still a powerful card. :D


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2 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

after conversion and a slight markup from retailer. it is about $550 CAD. when the GTX 970 was brand new, it was listed at about $485 CAD

Oh yeah, that's true. Plus depends on the country I guess. We have 21% tax, which is fun... not.


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1 minute ago, Frankie said:

Oh yeah, that's true. Plus depends on the country I guess. We have 21% tax, which is fun... not.

holy ... damn that 21% 

I have 5% GST over here ... lucky me @@

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For a used 980/Ti I would only pay up to 50% of the going retail, don't care if it's never been overclocked, gamed on lightly, x amount of warranty left over and was only driven to church on Sundays by an old lady. 


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2 minutes ago, Gix7Fifty said:

For a used 980/Ti I would only pay up to 50% of the going retail, don't care if it's never been overclocked, gamed on lightly, x amount of warranty left over and was only driven to church on Sundays by an old lady. 

yeah $360 CAD is about 50% off from the retail price now. 

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2 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

holy ... damn that 21% 

I have 5% GST over here ... lucky me @@

Exactly, lucky you. :D Matter of perspective, I always get a giggle when US people cry that something is expensive and I'm sitting here like... yeah... I can buy card that's like one or two tiers down for the same price you're bitching about. :D 


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