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Want to Buy Asus GTX 1080 Strix

GrinderCAN

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I'd really rather have a 5700XT! But I have a waterblock for a 1080 Strix laying around that I'd like to put to use, so I'm looking for ONLY the Asus Strix version of the 1080 to fit the block.

I've seen 5700XT's going for 400 or less that perform better than the 1080, so looking to pay around $350 shipped to B3E 1G8. Let me know what you have, what it was used for, whether you still have the box, overclocked (details if so), and price.
 
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fubar

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Why are you looking for an 8700k if you just bought one? You probably won't find a 8086k now. They are overpriced and in fact, 8th gen processors are overpriced by people - the best place to get one is here - but, I haven't seen one advertised here in many months. Second, 'might be redflagdeals but they are very flaky there and it might be overpriced, too. The worst is kijiji unless you are in the GTA and will risk a meetup or are close enough to do it and don't mind risking wasting time. They're also flaky and some are shady - but, it's more likely to get a lower price - but, then you don't know if it's legit or not. Even if it is, there's some very strange sellers on there.
 

GrinderCAN

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Because I am addicted to building? :) I bought one in June, yes, but I won a bunch of parts in an amateur modding contest hosted by Dazmode (case, PSU, mobo, watercooling kit, among other things) and I need a CPU for that machine as it seems against the spirit of the contest to just sell off the prizes. I guess I could buy a 9700k instead, and remove the 8700k from my current machine for use in the new build.

As for the 8086k, that ties in to my search for a vintage PC/XT case. I am planning to do a water cooled tribute build in the old case, using the 8086k in honour of the original 8088 (an 8086 with an 8 bit external bus), and entering it in next years modding contest (deadline is likely December).

Thanks for the heads up regarding the other forums/kijiji. I am in Halifax, and comfortable meeting people locally, but there is less selection and prices tend to be higher.

Over the years I have seen a couple of fubars playing Urban Terror (old Quake3 mod). Are you one of them?
 
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fubar

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Because I am addicted to building? :) I bought one in June, yes, but I won a bunch of parts in an amateur modding contest hosted by Dazmode (case, PSU, mobo, watercooling kit, among other things) and I need a CPU for that machine as it seems against the spirit of the contest to just sell off the prizes. I guess I could buy a 9700k instead, and remove the 8700k from my current machine for use in the new build.

As for the 8086k, that ties in to my search for a vintage PC/XT case. I am planning to do a water cooled tribute build in the old case, using the 8086k in honour of the original 8088 (an 8086 with an 8 bit external bus), and entering it in next years modding contest (deadline is likely December).

Thanks for the heads up regarding the other forums/kijiji. I am in Halifax, and comfortable meeting people locally, but there is less selection and prices tend to be higher.

Over the years I have seen a couple of fubars playing Urban Terror (old Quake3 mod). Are you one of them?
Haha, nope. That's pretty amusing/interesting, though. :) Yeah, I think it might be hard for you considering your location. I don't really want to drive out to meet some stranger although I did that to buy my video card but it was a lot closer and on the way to work so I was willing to do it. :)

I also don't think ebay is that good although lots of people have insisted on it - mostly when there are deals or ebay codes that give you discounts. I doubt there will be anything that will shave off money for that cpu, the 8700k might allow for a better chance. It depends on how much you are willing to spend on it, though.
 

GrinderCAN

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I was going by this:


I looked at a different video review, in that the 5700 XT was a little faster in most (not all) games, plus there are apparently some AMD driver issues.

Having said that, if I didn't like the 5700 XT better, I wouldn't be trying to trade my GTX 1080 Sea Hawk for one.
 
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