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Cheap 3080 vs high-end 3070

Heya! i would like to ask for your thoughts on whether i should get a cheap 3080 or a high end 3070

 

I have a Lg 27GN950 coming so i would be playing mainly on 4k. However, the issue here is the price

 

in my country, the local retailers here sell "cheap" 3080 here is selling for 1040 USD (i know that's insane); in this case it's a ZOTAC TRINITY... and AIB 3080s like the TUF OC and STRIX sells for 1200 - 1400USD;  (3090s sell for around 2000+USD in my country)

 

for the 3070 the prices here play around 750 - 850 USD (Strix).

 

this will be a long term car for me as i wont be upgrading every new releases and im thinking if i go with a cheap 3080 it will run hot and as far as i know hotter card = shorter life span (not sure about this but it's reasonable to think like that). but then idk if a 3070 would suffice for 4k gaming especially for cyberpunk. thanks for your responses!

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3080 is a way better card. “Cheap” or not that’s the way to go 

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If you're that worried about temps, what you could do is make a GPU-only pseudo-AIO.

GPU block + 240mm/360mm radiator + pump + soft tubing.

Unless your case doesn't support any radiators.

 

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i'd pick the cheap 3080 100% of the time if they were the same price.

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That’s a lot of markup.  Could be import taxes I suppose.  What it depends on is how much you need.  Your monitor won’t even be buried by a 3080 so it sort of becomes “as much as you can afford”. No matter what you get that g-synch is going to be needed.

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If I had the option I would buy a cheap 3080 vs a expensive 3070

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