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Graphics The GTX 980 Thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shirty, 31 Oct 2014.

  1. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    I got the 770 version and it's quiet besides running very cool. Well go got the evga this time as I'm going sli
     
  2. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I absolutely love the Phantom coolers, so that's a great price on that one... though I can't buy any new hardware until the second half of the year when all my other big spends are out of the way. :(
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Looks like the Phantom might have sold out now, although the stock cooler variant is the same price :)

    A really good time to take the plunge if you haven't already!
     
  4. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    You mean I actually had some good luck? The Phantom is mine, all mine.:lol:
     
  5. dhicks001

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    The Palit 980 is smexy! I'd love one but I'm keeping my 680 until it dies now. Not worth selling it any more. :)
     
  6. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    Card was DOA. :-( RMA arranged with Scan, let's see how this goes.
     
  7. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I bet that p***ed you off. Lets hope Scan sort it out quickly. I received mine from Overclockers which was damaged and sent it back and received a replacement within two days. Excellent customer service and the reason I use them over Scan.
     
  8. Guest-56605

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    +1 to OCUK for Customer Service and promptness of delivery, I recently RMA'd a 780 (no replacement in stock for obvious reasons) the card had to go back to the manufacturers direct - cut a long story short OCUK offered me a part refund on what I paid for the 780 or an EVGA 980 after a 28 day cooling off period and no reply from the manufacturers...

    I took the 980 :thumb: :D
     
  9. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
    And to think Overclockers used to be the bad boys of customer service and Scan the good. Oh how things change.
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    OCUK has better service than Scan?

    We really are through the looking glass today.




    "One pill makes you larger
    And one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you
    Don't do anything at all..."

    "...and you've just had some kind of mushroom
    And your mind is moving low
    Go ask Alice
    I think she'll know..."
     
  11. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    When you phrase it as "the Germans have better service than the British" it all suddenly makes much more sense.
     
  12. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    AS far as I am concerned yes Overclockers has a far better customer service than Scan these days. Scan used to be the best but this has long gone. I rarely use Scan these days and it used to be my first port of call.
     
  13. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    No... not really. The only time I've had acceptable service from them is when nothing has gone awry. Beyond that, it was a case of ignored emails, ignored phone calls, rude staff and an even ruder manager.
     
  14. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I'll admit, I tend not to use Scan or OCUK much these days so I have to go by the collective feelings on the various gimp geek forums I peruse.

    My latest big tech purchases have been from Aria, Advancetec, Amazon, CCL and Kustom PCs - none of whom have let me down in the last ten or so transactions I've made.
     
  15. MeddlE

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    I can't say I was best pleased but it was hardly their fault. Box was properly sealed and card just offered up a Code 43 and was disabled by Windows. Tried it in two systems with the same result.

    Used live chat with Scan Support and RMA was issued after going through all the details. Have received the prepaid UPS label today so will post it off tomorrow.
     
  16. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I returned mine on a Friday it was received on the following Monday I received a replacement on the Tuesday.
     
  17. Guest-56605

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    I called OCUK at 0935 on day 28, I received confirmation by email of my 980 dispatch at 0943 (2 minutes after getting off the phone) :thumb:
     
  18. Guest-56605

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    My wee contribution to 980 society :thumb:

    (I forgot to post somes pics :) )


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  19. MeddlE

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    Just a little update on my RMA.

    UPS arranged by Scan at no cost to me, dropped off at a collection point on Saturday 14th. Collected by UPS Monday 16th and arrived at Scan the following morning.

    Has been tested and found faulty and now awaiting replacement.

    So far so good.
     
  20. Kronos

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    So not as good as Overclockers RMA service then?
     

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