Rtx 2080 or 1080ti used, confused

icemaker

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Hello boys,
I'm planning to upgrade my r9 280x 3gb card. Here in china cheapest new rtx 2080 cost 5600 yuan whereas used 1080ti cost around 4000. Which one should I get ?
AND is these cards overkill for a 4 gen i5, 500 w gold power supply ?
If yes then 1070ti used is priced 2300 yuan where as new rtx 2070 cost 4000.
I'll also be upgrading my pc next year.
I'm so confused I don't know what to do.


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Yasir Nadeem

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We need to know what resolution you would be gaming at and what other stuff you'll be using the GPU to define what's "Overkill" or not for you, Moving towards the other point we don't know what brand or rather quality of PSU you have to see if it's possible to use an RTX 2080 on it though if I am not wrong the minimum would be the best 550W you can get that is efficient enough to handle ~+-85% load on it I would rather be safe than sorry and get a better and high capacity PSU than try my luck at any given brand 500W PSU even if it's rated gold, that is only if you are looking to get a 1080ti/2080 which again if you get a 1080ti depending on what I or others would recommend you'll need to tell us which 500W PSU you already have.
 

icemaker

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We need to know what resolution you would be gaming at and what other stuff you'll be using the GPU to define what's "Overkill" or not for you, Moving towards the other point we don't know what brand or rather quality of PSU you have to see if it's possible to use an RTX 2080 on it though if I am not wrong the minimum would be the best 550W you can get that is efficient enough to handle ~+-85% load on it I would rather be safe than sorry and get a better and high capacity PSU than try my luck at any given brand 500W PSU even if it's rated gold, that is only if you are looking to get a 1080ti/2080 which again if you get a 1080ti depending on what I or others would recommend you'll need to tell us which 500W PSU you already have.
1440p gaming in future but right now it's 1080p.

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icemaker

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We need to know what resolution you would be gaming at and what other stuff you'll be using the GPU to define what's "Overkill" or not for you, Moving towards the other point we don't know what brand or rather quality of PSU you have to see if it's possible to use an RTX 2080 on it though if I am not wrong the minimum would be the best 550W you can get that is efficient enough to handle ~+-85% load on it I would rather be safe than sorry and get a better and high capacity PSU than try my luck at any given brand 500W PSU even if it's rated gold, that is only if you are looking to get a 1080ti/2080 which again if you get a 1080ti depending on what I or others would recommend you'll need to tell us which 500W PSU you already have.
Silverstone 500w gold

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Silverstone 500w gold

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I would suggest a used 1080 for 1440p resolution, you can get away even with a 1070ti. No need for rtx2080/rtx2070, not at all since some of them are reportedly dying.
 

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I am almost in a similar boat sans the problems, which was getting either an RTX 2070 or GTX 1080 ti since both are priced almost the same here too, my choice was a bit easier because I cared about RTX and DLSS stuff as a developer but honestly if I wasn't a developer and didn't care about Ray-Tracing and DLSS and all the goodies it provides for AI, ML, and rendering techniques etc., I would get a GTX 1080 ti provided that I will be upgrading to 1440p 144hz for which the GTX 1080ti should last a while.

Coming towards the PSU, I Assume you have the Silverstone SFX 500W SX500-LG, it has gotten a couple good reviews and almost all of them say it has good capacitors and build quality (internal) so it should, in theory, be able to handle a 1080ti no OC guaranteed ofc, however, if you haven't bought this PSU I'll highly recommend you get at least a 650W high-quality PSU it's not absolutely necessary but for future proofing standpoint it should, in theory, be good for a long time.

Have a good day/night!
 

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I am almost in a similar boat sans the problems, which was getting either an RTX 2070 or GTX 1080 ti since both are priced almost the same here too, my choice was a bit easier because I cared about RTX and DLSS stuff as a developer but honestly if I wasn't a developer and didn't care about Ray-Tracing and DLSS and all the goodies it provides for AI, ML, and rendering techniques etc., I would get a GTX 1080 ti provided that I will be upgrading to 1440p 144hz for which the GTX 1080ti should last a while.

Coming towards the PSU, I Assume you have the Silverstone SFX 500W SX500-LG, it has gotten a couple good reviews and almost all of them say it has good capacitors and build quality (internal) so it should, in theory, be able to handle a 1080ti no OC guaranteed ofc, however, if you haven't bought this PSU I'll highly recommend you get at least a 650W high-quality PSU it's not absolutely necessary but for future proofing standpoint it should, in theory, be good for a long time.

Have a good day/night!
Were you looking at the Gigabyte GTX 1080ti, the white one? Because that is the only cheaper 1080ti available.
 

hamza4best

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Aren't 1080ti's priced similar to the 2080?. Wasn't able to find a 1080ti less than 100k locally. Unless you're talking about used ones.

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rafay22

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Aren't 1080ti's priced similar to the 2080?. Wasn't able to find a 1080ti less than 100k locally. Unless you're talking about used ones.

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Yes he is talking about used ones, I also saw one on facebook selling for around 83k Gigabyte Aorus Extreme 1080 ti, used like new as stated.
 

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I would recommend to stay away from RTX 2000 series for at least 3 months due to the fact that the number of RTX gpus randomly ending up dead during usage. its not limited to stock gpus. its happening with custom versions as well. So wait till its resolved. For now, GTX 1080ti is still a solid 4k card. So go for it until you feel like upgrading. I would suggest buy a used one.
 
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