Where should I buy the new GTX 1080 Founder's Edition from?

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    Hey!

    So with the release of the new GTX 1080 and 1070 (Founders Edition and not) I decided to spend my bday and Xmas money on the new graphics card.
    Although, I am having trouble deciding where to buy it from.. Yes I know no store has them now, I am ordering when its available.

    Canada Computers - 919$ http://www.canadacomputers.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=gtx 1080&sid=2m3gjrqlun5knj6np0vvn17126&x=0&y=0
    NCIX - 884-909$ http://www.ncix.com/search/?qcatid=0&q=gtx 1080
    Tiger Direct - 717-785$ - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=gtx 1080

    All are creditable stores, but why are the graphics cards so low in TigerDirect compared to Canada Computers and NCIX? It can't be because they're almost an online-only store now, and the difference between the 2 prices is paid with the shipping?
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    That's not Tiger Direct Canada... It's also $909 @ Newegg.ca with $12 shipping (Better choice as they use their money to destroy stupid technology patents). I don't see the rationale in buying a 1K video card unless it's making you money. Do you CAD? Do you game in 4K or VR? It's a shame when a video card is teaching a life lesson instead of a hooker.
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    14bux Senior TF2 Admin

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    I'd recommend you wait for the regular 1080 to stabilize closer to MSRP after launch, Founder's edition only changes the cooling. Regular should stabilize closer to $600 by late August along with the 1070 going around $350.

    I'm guessing TigerDirect is offering lower because it has more product, being a fairly larger company. Used them in the past, support is shit though. NCIX has the best support, imo. Go with whichever you feel more comfortable with.
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    Ah gotcha, didn't know Tiger Direct also has US stores. I was going to use the gtx 1080 for 3 screens, 1 for gaming, 1 for google stuff, and the last one for watching twitch all at the same time, something my old 760 couldn't handle.

    I hope it drops to 600$ cad. The conversion from 600 usd to 1000 cad is ridiculous.
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    I echo all above. Don't buy 1080 for regular games.. Also, don't buy it for the first 6 months to a year. Wait for the failures, recalls, and prices to stabilize. There will be revisions.

    Also, I keep hearing that TigerDirect is a US retailer that sells in Canada. What this means is that you have no manufacturer's warranty. I've not researched this enough nor have I had to test this (thank god, no failures for me), but I don't recommend shopping there. They are a dying breed here in Canada.

    All retailers will be the same within a few $ once shit stabilizes.
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