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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW DT 8GB Gaming Video Card $699 +Shipping @ Shopping Express (27/12 9pm)

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Lowest I've seen so far on GTX1080 at $699.
The price will be valid on the 27 Dec 9pm stated here

10 Units available

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    site says 998

    where do you see it will be on offer 26th?

  • +4 votes

    There appears to be some sort of voting system on this, needs to be in the top 3 to actually activate?
    Edit: voting has already ended too

    • +2 votes

      and if the count is only 5 or less than 10 cards, the deal cannot be posted. It is a great price and I doubt they will have 10 to sell.

  • +1 vote

    Now to see whether I can refund the $679 for the 1070 FTW DT with EVGA and get this instead, with the thermal mod already included.

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    Amazing price

  • +2 votes

    As much as I hate SE this is a great deal as long as it's not old stock.

    EVGA had a problem with RAM overheating, would be good to know if these cards have the fix applied to them.
    http://techreport.com/news/30907/evga-offers-fixes-for-overh...

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3138048/components-graphics/e...

    • +1 vote

      It was the VRM not the VRAM, totally different. They ran hotter but (according to EVGA) failure rates are still normal % wise.

  • +12 votes

    from pass experience at SE, stock will be very limited I believe, maybe only 5 or 10, so more likely a competition than a bargain.

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      It's a great price, but it should not be highlighted as a 'top deal' as the quantity is too low.

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    Great deal if you can get one. I received this card on a previous deal for $820. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/266604 (they ran out of stock on the ACX so sent the FTW DT instead!) Can confirm it is an awesome card. Have received the thermal pads but haven't installed them yet. Even on a hot day in Brisbane after gaming for >3 hours, it has not gone about 57 degrees so probably not needed.

    • +2 votes

      I thought the whole issue was that the VRM temperature wasn't monitored/cooled at all - so even if the chipset was saying it was a particular temp, the VRMs could be waaaay hotter?

    • +5 votes

      The issue isn't with the GPU core temp (which is what is displayed on hardware monitors) but with VRM temperatures which aren't reported. The thermal pads are supposed to deal with this issue.

      However, Gamer Nexus did a torture test and apparently VRM temps are really the issue either: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2691-final-evga-vrm-therma.... The result being that it could just be EVGA using 2nd rate components on their cards which are then failing.

      • +1 vote

        Excellent article cheers

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        Til now, i still have no idea how the thermal pads were supposed to help… if the heatsink does not touch the VRM area at all, I don't think the thermal pads are transferring any of the heat.

        From my understanding, the thermal pads are used to ensure that there is a good connection between the VRM and a heatsink. Can someone explain how the thermal pads are supposed to work in the EVGA GPU's case? Does anyone know if a good watercooling block will help alleviate this issue?

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          I'm using the EVGA Thermal pads on my 1070 with ACX cooler

          Note that this card has a backplate, another plate which sits above the PCB, and the heatsink for the GPU.

          The thermal pads they provide sit between the VRM and the plate above the PCB - which acts as the heatsink
          They also provide thermal pads for the back of the VRM which sit between the back of the PCB and the metal backplate - also acting as a heatsink

          Its definitely not as effective as having direct contact with a heatsink but the thermal pads are better than nothing

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          @Rapt0r: Fair enough, so they are in contact with a bigger surface which can act as a heatsink… though as you said, not ideal.

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          A good watercooling block will definitely help - as it should also be in contact with the VRM modules as well.

          Additionally, the EVGA watercooled card (the hybrid?) isn't subject to the aforementioned issues.

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    Does anyone have reason to believe that this will be in the top 3 voted? and thus go live?

    • +2 votes

      Yes the email SE sent out confirmed the top 3 voting results was this, the LG 27" monitor and the 960 Pro NVMe SSD

  • +1 vote

    Got one last month for $799. Update latest BIOS will fixed overheat issue. Also you can apply a thermal pads from company from http://www.evga.com/thermalmod/.

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    Excellent price, just hope that SE will do the right thing and have plenty of stock or take back orders if they run out of stock for this deal. Would be very disappointing if this turns into a competition with very limited stock.

  • +2 votes

    inb4 wait for the 1080ti posts

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    Didn't they do this last year with a high end graphics card. But on the actual day it was removed and replaced with a mid tier graphics card?

  • +1 vote

    Hope they don't employ the useless queue system like Target.

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    Anyone have experience buying something like this from SE?

    I guess if they take Paypal you're covered yeah?… :)

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    im looking at the page im jst confused what the other 2 items were that won the vote ??

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      @riczter said: Yes the email SE sent out confirmed the top 3 voting results was this, the LG 27" monitor and the 960 Pro NVMe SSD

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        ok thankyou i didnt see he said that
        he could put the other two items at the top in the description so its easier for ppl to find and read

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          True, you can hit report and send it to a MOD to do that. Dont get too excited as quantities will be limited and gone in seconds.

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          he didnt say if the special discount is for ALL the SSD sizes or its only for a specific one
          and he didnt say which LG 27" monitor either. theres 8 different LG 27" monitors on their website

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          LG 27UD58-B 27" 4K UHD IPS Freesync Gaming Monitor $399 down from $599; and
          Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB SSD $399 down from $553

          This is the information given in the email. Also the monitor is already on another front page deal which is probably why they haven't been included in this post…

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          thanks ricter for all the information

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    Does anyone know if the M.2 SSD is a good deal?

    • +2 votes

      its at least $41 cheaper compared to anywhere on staticice but then factor in delivery and seems like a good deal

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    Make sure you got the vrm thermal pads from evga as well, and update the bios, the ftw version has known issue of heating.

    https://youtu.be/qZ0eAylzl0o

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    Here's the link to the email if you want to put it in the OP http://link.shoppingexpress.com.au/u/gm.php?prm=NRf1SE9vSO_5...

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    With a was/listed price of $1550, that's almost reportable to ACCC. What a joke!

    • +1 vote

      retail price is joke as usual.

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        It is shopping express what else do you expect. You would be lucky if they choose to honor your order anyway. These guys love their bait and switch.

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          The bait doesn't even need to be fake, ten units will sell out in no time, and then we'll be shown a full price one.

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    Will this card overheat?

    • +7 votes

      Yes it will, don't buy it. (one more chance for me to get one)

    • +1 vote

      Possibly given eVGA borked their heatsink design and arent cooling the VRMs. Their 'solution' is extra thick heat transfer pads and you are unlikely to get one from SE that is already 'fixed'. These thicker pads are sent free by evga but like all heat transfer pads they degrade. Being thicker they will degrade sooner. Best of luck with this evga garbage.

      On top of all this, with the vram lottery both the 70 and 80 have, you would be mad to buy this financing the 1080ti adopters. It is the equivalent of buying an F35 when you know they are only so expensive because the purchase is funding the F22.

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    Running a GTX970, not sure whether to drop $700 on a GTX1080, pay for an overpriced 1080TI(prob $1200 at launch) or continue to wait until Q3 for 1100 series which will no doubt tease us again with moderate gains

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      Try $1400 for a launch 1080Ti, but yeah it's a tough one. Have you thought about a second hand extra 970 (if your motherboard/PSU will support it)? SLI support is a bit of a mixed bag, but if you're not using VR and you only have one monitor it will probably go pretty well.

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      Buy a 1080 and just don't look back. Seriously. I bought a Gaming X 1070 at launch for $729, and even though I know I paid early adopters tax, I've enjoyed my time with it immensely. I'm pretty sure a 1080 won't leave you wanting, especially upgrading from a 970

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    Given that people are still looking at flogging their 970s for ~$300ish, a pair of them would be considerably more than the SE deal of a 1060/6G @ $345 now (was $339 shipped).

    I'm in the market for a card as well and very tempted to just spend the $350 and get the 1060 - if I hadn't just lost my wallet over the weekend…. (which is going to cost about the cost of that video card to replace all the various cards, licences and cash)

  • +3 votes

    That feel when the best hardware is becoming more affordable and you know obsolescence is looming ever so slightly on the horizon. What could be around the corner… not something greater than a GTX 1080 surely… but alas there is. And then again. And again.

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    Great price. Does Shopping Express offer invoices with GST/ABN info in it ? I know for EVGA the waranty is international, just a query.

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      They do, if they honor your purchase. Then you are hoping they deliver on time and these arent the dodgy EVGA cards that will have their laughable heat sponge solution applied to remedy their poorly designed cooler and/or board.

  • +4 votes

    Good price, but just a head up that these are not the regular FTW cards, but are a "base" clock version:

    Are these cards that failed to be stable at the FTW speeds?

    Kinda

    https://twitter.com/EVGA_JacobF/status/748566897268924416

    The FTW (DT) still has the benefits of RGB lighting, 10 power phases, dual BIOS, etc. And of course, it is also at a lower price than the standard FTW part.

    http://forums.evga.com/1080-FTW-DT-m2506026.aspx#2506032

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      Thanks for the heads up!
      I had not even heard of "FTW DT" before now and assumed it was their higher clocked card because of the "FTW" designation.
      Highly deceptive naming strategy from EVGA IMO!

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        Hardly deceptive. These cards have a higher chance of not being stable at FTW marketed levels.

  • +8 votes

    Wow only 10 available… and only 9pm on the 27th? eh…

  • +2 votes

    Less of a sale than a raffle

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    Isn't the offer supposed to be available today?

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      Read the description?

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        You mean the very vague, two sentence description? I did, but the page says the deals run on the 26th and 27th, and I've seen mention in the comments of it going live boxing day, is it just 9PM tomorrow only?

  • -1 vote

    Good deal for the very lucky few, I'd say good luck with those waiting for this one. Your time is obviously worth less than mine.

  • +2 votes

    Would have preferred 50x MSI GTX1080's @ $750-$780 than a EVGA GTX1080 that is guaranteed to run hotter even with custom thermal pads

    10x Units is pathetic too.

  • +4 votes

    10 units is a joke, no deal.

  • +1 vote

    10 units? What BS! Shouldn't have expected much more than click bait from Shopping Express.

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    wtf? sold out???

  • +1 vote

    Sold out. In under 30 seconds

  • +3 votes

    Sold out instantly as expected. Not sufficient/reasonable quantity

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    9.02pm and all sold out? what a joke.

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    in under 15s, after I filled in my address, then sold out.

  • +3 votes

    Checked out in under 30s. Was sold out. What a joke. Expected better from SE.

    See s 35 of Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act (Bait Advertising)

  • -1 vote

    I got that graphic card! Hurray

  • +2 votes

    Unbelievable. Had it ready to go in my account on two different computers, already logged in with my address and payment details filled out, clicked buy: sold out.

    And the discount price is already invalidated.

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    Was anyone actually able to checkout successfully?

  • +1 vote

    Bull, I refuse to believe it sold out THAT fast. I was camping it and it was already listed as sold out under 10 goddamn seconds? I bet they probably pulled some shit to make it seems like it sold out.

  • +1 vote

    I immediate refreshed my cart just after 2100 and system told me that out of stock@! what a joke !

  • +4 votes

    Hate to be that guy, but I got one. Had all details pre-filled and clicked through in about 5 seconds.

  • +1 vote

    The ShoppingExpress rep has some explaining to do.

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    998? wtf

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    Been refreshing since 8:59. Didn't even see the price change and apparently it's been sold out.

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      The price didn't change on the listing itself. It only changed when I clicked add to cart and only shows 699 in the cart, and by that time it was already sold out, under 10 seconds. The listing price NEVER changed at all for me.

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    LoL Shopping Express fails again, you better bet ill be refunding all my other items.

  • +3 votes

    Nearly 3,000 clicks and you guys are surprised that the 10 units available sold out instantly.

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    Anyone managed to get the deal? otherwise i call bullshit, and its just another hype generating scheme.

  • +5 votes

    I'm sorry to say to those wanting to actually get this card, but this is another typical Shopping express bait a switch sale. I have been in your shoes before. I guess some things never change. I will tell you though you may have dodged a bullet, SE customer service is woeful some of the worst I have come across EVER. No one wants to take responsibility and you just end up playing cat and mouse with them.

    Source, I made a few RMA's and warranty claims with them in the past, its not worth the time. Pay the extra $100 and save yourself grief later.

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    Another step closer to banning shopping expreesss i hope!

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