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Question New build GPU 1080 or 2070

WackyWRZ

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Mar 8, 2014
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Hey all, looking to build a new PC and I plan to replace my current 980ti Classified for something a little newer and more power efficient.

I've narrowed it down to a 1080 Classified and RTX 2070 (not super) within my budget. I game mostly with League, Overwatch, BF4, and Starcraft 2 at 1440 with 144Hz G-Sync monitors. For what I am looking at the 2070 is about $80 more than the 1080. Aside from that my previous waterblock will fit the 1080, and I'd have to buy a new block for the 2070... Is going to the 2070 worth the extra costs - especially when it doesn't appear that any games I play would take advantage of the RTX features?
 

happy medium

Lifer
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Buy the 2070, the gtx1080 is not much faster than an aftermarket 980ti.
The rtx2070 with a overclock will reach gtx1080ti speeds.
Much better for your 144hz monitor.
 

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