MSI Built A Fancy Water Cooled Graphics Card To Celebrate Its Birthday

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Memhorder

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I give it between $7-800 US. That's over a grand here in Canada. The Sea Hawk is going for $1050 at the local shop. Maybe $900
 

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Now this is what you call a AIO GPU. a full water block with a good pump and fans. Not the cheap Asetek crap where it is just the GPU chip being cooled and then leaving all the other components to just be air cooled.
 

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What is the real point of having it though. Yes I know water is a hell of a lot better at transferring heat away than air so you can then overclock more but is it really worth the extra 5 maybe 10fps?

Its like a £100 more pretty much than the standard GTX 1080's which are around £600-700 where I live. Isn't the standard GPU price already to much of a burn into a buyers pocket?

(And yes maybe the reason is just bragging rights)
 

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No clue what the price is, but i did a quick search for the Sea Hawk EK X and I almost puked.
Newegg has them going for $1300+
 

turkey3_scratch

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Looks like a third party seller to me. "Joymall".
 

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Back a few years, the MSI Gaming 4G 970 was $320ish. The green ME was closer to $420 and there was a supercharged Limited Edition Gold that was $1000+.
With the EK special edition rad, EK name, fancy backplate, custom EK block plus MSI's hardware cranked through the roof, I'd be surprised at a price tag lower than $1500.
 


I think it will be under the price of the new Titan Pascal.
 

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I did not notice that.
Explains a lot.
 
I don't think the listings on NewEgg are this model. There are two listings for the same part. Both are the same part GTX 1080 SEA HAWK EK X but neither says 30th Anniversary. The 1st on from NewEgg listed at $809.99 and ships from NewEgg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127952

The other is $1,399.77 and is ordered thru NewEgg and shipped by JOYMALL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA73M4TF1955&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-Video+Card+-+Nvidia-_-9SIA73M4TF1955&gclid=CPur3rXykc8CFdKIfgod_jUNVA&gclsrc=aw.ds

But I'm not sure these are the same 30th Anniversary model since the top clock is less than what is posted for this model 1860 MHz / 1721 MHz (OC Mode). And they just don't look the same as this model.
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1080-30TH-ANNIVERSARY.html#hero-specification
 

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They aren't the same model.
I pointed it out as an example of a card that is likely cheaper than the anniversary model.
 

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That's not Newegg that's selling those for that price. That's one of their minion sellers like Outlet PC who are notorious for price gouging. I would like to think that Newegg has a better system of checks and balances than that.
 

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The only thing I ever bought from Outlet PC were my four GTX 970s for $40. It's a shame I never got those :lol:
 
I love it! Their minion, lol!
 
I'm always amazed by the prices I see on Memory For Less, how can they use that name with a straight face?
 
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