Well, my options are limited as my daughter and I are building this PC together for her so it's hard to say what I'm going for next because this is really her rodeo. She wanted an all AMD build. Personally I also want to stick with AMD mainly due to Intel's policy to change socket or chipset every time someone over there has a nap. And Nvidia releasing Titans like they're rain droplets. And now, the latest $3000 Titan V.
Anyway, we already got the R7 1700 and for VGA she wanted the ROG Strix RX Vega but I had to tell her there are better options. These include PowerColors Red Devil which she really loves, and then there is the Sapphire Nitro + which she also took a liking to. For custom Vega the Sapphire is at the top of my list.
Recently there have been more reviews surfacing detailing custom RX Vega performance and the Strix STILL looks bad so I'm recommending everyone steer clear of her. The Red Devil looks the best performance wise, whilst the Nitro + looks the best aesthetically. And although the Nitro + has 3 PCI-E power connectors she doesn't actually need more power than the others based on WCCFTECH reviews. The power draw was much less than expected, but the consensus was that the power delivery was streamlined (whatever that means).
Here's what I think will happen in the end. The Strix RX Vega which is still worse than its reference siblings is gone. ASUS mucked that up. PCs Red Devil is the next Vega option but will most likely not be available in Canada and I don't want to pay another premium on delivery, ffs. So, that leaves the Sapphire Nitro + 56 as the sole option if the build is to become all AMD as per specification. Given the cards specs, peformance and styling I will go with Sapphire's Nitro + 56, under volt her a tad, maintain fps parity whilst siphoning (hopefully) just slightly more power than Nvidia's 1080. Then I'll report back here and tell anyone who's interested whether or not it was a worthwhile purchase.
I'd like to deploy my troops in her country.