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Galax Nvidia RTX 2080 Graphics Card GPU $949 @ MSY

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Hi everyone,

MSY will be selling the Galax RTX 2080 for $949 over 2 days, starting on Tuesday 19th.
Seen here.

You can also get Anthem and Battlefield 5 via redemption here:
http://www.galax.com/en/webforms/index/index/id/76/
(Thanks guitarit!)

Direct link to the product is here (RRP until tomorrow):
https://www.msy.com.au/viconline/nvidia/22419-galax-nvidia-2...

I assume delivery is possible, however it's not specified. Just in case it's not, MSY's store list can be found here. The next cheapest RTX 2080 I can see on Static Ice is $1015 from 'CCPU'.

A review of this card can be seen here.

$3, and $19 cheaper than the last two RTX 2080 deals posted here and here.

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  • +3 votes

    The impulse to upgrade from my 1080 is very real right now.

  • +1 vote

    Bah want a ASUS 2080

  • +3 votes

    Waiting for rtx 2080 ti deal

  • +4 votes

    $3, and $19 cheaper than the last two RTX 2080 deals posted here and here.

    IMHO would still pay more for EVGA over Galax. Isn't Galax a complete bargain bin brand?

    Then again, my Asus ROG STRIX 980ti died last weekend from some kinda hardware fault (after about 3 years), so who's to say what is "reliable".

    • +2 votes

      At least EVGA and others cover their cards for 3 years. Galax is only 2.

      • +1 vote

        Pfft. I'd argue $250/yr statutory warranty, making this 4 years whether they like it or not.

        Having to fight for it, though, is a PITA

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          Could you elaborate how this can be done?

          The reason why I ask is because my 980ti is about 3.5 years old, and cost me about 1.2k.

          • +1 vote

            @ThadtheChad: https://www.accc.gov.au/business/treating-customers-fairly/o...

            Consumer guarantees
            "Warranties against defects are always provided in addition to the consumer guarantees contained in the ACL.

            In some instances a warranty against defects will provide the consumer with remedies that exceed those provided by the consumer guarantees. However, in other cases, consumers may be entitled to a remedy under the consumer guarantees after a warranty against defects period has expired."

            It all depends on your persistent negotiation skills with the manufacturer.

            I've had Apple replace 2.5-3 years old failing iphone's, 5 years old Samsung TV, 3 years old Dell laptop replaced with a brand-new current gen model after multiple failed repairs, among others.

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              @xuqi: Sweet. Hats off to your persistence and tenacity.

              In this particular case though, it looks like it's a ton more effort than I can spare at present. If it was worth more (like your laptop), you betcha I'd be hounding them like crazy.

    • +1 vote

      You're not just paying more for reliability, a good warranty experience is also worth a little extra cash up-front. I've done a RMA through EVGA before and they were excellent.

      The one-two punch of MSY's shitty customer service and a bargain brand card might make for a difficult RMA experience.

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        You're not just paying more for reliability, a good warranty experience is also worth a little extra cash up-front. I've done a RMA through EVGA before and they were excellent.

        Yeah, I'd pay for decent after-sales. After a bit more troubleshooting, it seems like all 3 fans failed to kick off (double checked connectors and they're properly seated). So when I fired up a game, it must have resulted in the card getting fried.

        I'm in the market for an RTX 2080 so I can get off Intel graphics and actually play the games I got on my Bday (Metro Exodus and Anthem). I was hoping that my 980ti would hold off an upgrade till the next gen of GPUs came round. Sadly, that plan has gone down the pooper.

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          If you were looking for a decently priced card, either go for a 2060 or vega 64.

          Specifically the EVGA model, or the ASUS vega (because unfortunately sapphire isn't available for decent prices)

          No point buying a 2070 when the good ones are so much costlier. No point buying a 2080 at their rediculous price.

          • +1 vote

            @N1NJ4W4RR10R: To be honest, as I was getting a new card to replace my 980ti, I'd pick the best card I could get for my budget. The same price point I paid for my 980ti ($1.1k) , this was the 2080. There isn't enough of a performance difference between the 2060 and the 980ti @ 1440p. As I game on a 144Hz monitor, I could get either the 2070 or the 2080. The 2080 packs a bit more of a punch so I went with that.

            As for Vega 64, that is actually quite a compelling option, but I have a g-sync monitor. Moreover, I'm not a big fan of the AMD drivers still. My second rig used to sport 2x R9 290x (that I sold off). Now it runs a R9 290, but I still get occasional issues from time to time (texture flickering is the most pervasive). That said, they run hot and loud, and chug power. It appears this hasn't really changed with the Vega 7.

            FWIW, I didn't neg you.

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          Why can't a gtx980ti run those games lol you poor thing

    • +3 votes

      Generally speaking - yes, EVGA is seen as a more 'premium' brand.

      However the Galax above, the EVGA Black Edition (BE), and MSI Ventus are all sold (in the USA) at the same price point of $999. From the research I've done, the EVGA BE runs quite loudly and at around 85° - compared to the Galax which seems to be a bit cooler at around 75°.

      Personally, I recently upgraded to an Asus Strix 1080ti, so not in the market til next gen.

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      Galax is not bargain bin, they regularly produce some of the best rated GPUs of any category each time a new family is released. The only negative is 2 year warranty versus 3.

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        Where do you check for 2 years? I see 3 years in descriptions for shops like umart and mwave etc..

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          I bought a 1080 myself 6 months ago and it was 2 years. I've just assumed sorry, it could have changed. I would double check with the manufacturer rather than trust that MSY or Umart didn't just do a lazy copy/paste of the other brands who are all generally 3 years.

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            @Shunto: looking at mwaves listings their 10 series have 2 years while 20 series have 3 years manufacture warranty, galax’s own website doesn’t mention warranty period though

  • +4 votes

    You get Anthem and Battlefield 5 Free with this.

    Should point out you claim two games with this card

    http://www.galax.com/en/webforms/index/index/id/76/

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      Thanks! Added to OP

    • -3 votes

      There's $4 of value

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        Both games are pretty bad (unfinished/unpolished turds) but still worth more than $4.

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          Think battlefield's around the $50 mark. Anthem's… pretty bad, but I believe ahout a hundred bucks?

          Regardless, the value's only as much as the person buying considers it. If I was buying this it'd probably be about $40 to me. Anthem looks like a cool "in a year" game, and Battlefield 5 probably isn't bad, just not something I'd pay more then $20 for.

  • +5 votes

    was keen to jump on this deal, then remembered my desktop pre-dates electricity.

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    Do I upgrade from my GTX 1070 :thinking:
    Started thinking about it over the last week and if the price is right I'd be highly tempted. But deep down I've always wanted a TI card, to hard to decide.

    • +2 votes

      Purely depends on the resolution/frame rate of your monitor, and whether you'd see any substantial FPS gains.
      If you're using anything below FHD 144hz/QHD 60hz - I'd say no, stick with the 1070 for now.

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        I recently(ish) got a Gsync monitor, 144hz, 1440p. So guess there would be improvement, don't know how much, will have to look for benchmarks.

    • +1 vote

      I've got a 750ti i can sell you ;)

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      I'm in the same boat, but I feel like I should just wait another year for the next generation or wait to see what team red will pull off.
      I'm currently running my GTX 1070 on a 3440X1440 screen without any major issues, damn shame that it is a Freesync monitor not a gsync…
      I'm also able to run all my VR games without major issues (starting to play up though), but dang, I really wouldn't mind that extra frame rate tbh.

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    Would it be easy to fit an AIO cooler to this thing?

  • +1 vote

    This is the cheaper Galax model with the lower grade cooler:

    http://www.galax.com/en/graphics-card/20-series/galax-geforc...

    They also make a nicer model with a copper (full length vapor chamber) cooling solution for more ($1019 @ MSY):

    http://www.galax.com/en/graphics-card/20-series/galax-geforc...

    https://www.msy.com.au/viconline/nvidia/21878-galax-nvidia-2...

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    Nah. This is silly money. $1000 for s GPU? No wonder their sales have plummeted. Phones and pc's have risen in price while the performance gains per generation have dropped. Not cool. I paid $429 for a 770 in 2013 to get my occulus dk going well. Then I paid $250 for a used 970 in 2017. Now used 1070s are going for $350. I can't imagine spending three times that on a GPU… That's a flight to anywhere in the world!

    • +2 votes

      Sadly, such is the nature of the gpu market these days. We have shifted up a bit. I remember buying a high end 980ti (Asus ROG Strix) for ~$1200 a few years ago. Now the 2080ti (for a comparable model) is almost 2x that.

      The 2080 is at the same price point as a 1080ti.
      The 2070 is at the price point of a 1080.

      Since 1440p @ 100+ fps warrants a 2080 at least (based on what I've been reading), this is the new price point for a 1440p card. Hell even used 1080Ti cards are still pretty freaking expensive, commanding almost 1k in the second hand market (depending on the manufacturer).

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      When we get to 5nm, they'll be no more shrinkage available for GPU's or CPU's, you'll pay for the amount of silicon you want. The 2080's are large pieces of silicon at the moment.

      • +1 vote

        Yep when we stop shrinking there is only one way to go and that is bigger cards.. which means bigger cases.. oh boy are you ready for this ride.. can't wait to see a gpu the size of a case in the future lol when we run out of nanometers to fill electronics with

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      I paid just under $400 for a R9 Fury only a couple of years ago. Now if I want something that is more powerful, and new, it is $700+. What the hell.

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      Pretty much any tech has is expensive as hell now, whether it be phones, laptops, desktops etc.

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    Be aware of RTX 20 series quality assurance issue

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    I know this is basically a meme at this point, but I'll wait until next generation.

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    Just FYI for those that want ray tracing @ 1440p and 60fps, you'd likely need an RTX 2080 Ti.

  • +3 votes

    Hmm… You're welcome Alex

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    Be warned guys, Galax has terrible after service. Wouldn't touch Galax with a 10m pole.

    Had a 1070ti from them, which developed a nasty buzz at the 11th month. Sent RMA and they promised to send a brand new card replacement. 3 Weeks later I get a gpu with scratches all over it with pathetic attempts to hide them with a black marker. Not only that but there were hair all under the fan stickers which I had to cut out in case they got tangled while spinning. Gross.

    Needed my computer for work so I kept it for a while and eventually sent it back, 3 weeks later I get my second replacement card that was more hygenic than before but still not new, but now had the exact same buzzing issue as my original card. They don't care and they dont' listen. Gave up at this point and just sold it off.

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    How are MSY stock levels these days?
    In the past I can remember that they advertise specials and they are always out of stock when you get there (had to go in person as they never answered the phone)

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    Keep in mind that galax only offers 2yr warranty. Tge cooling isnt tha5 great from founders.

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    How much does a 1080 ti on sale go for these days? Is it more or less than this RTX 2080 sale price?

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      If you're talking new - there's none really available, but they retailed for about the same price.
      Used can vary between $700-$900 depending on the brand/edition.

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