Search results

  1. N

    How much would you pay over MSRP for a 3080/3090?

    I'm ashamed to say that I paid a scalper on eBay for my Evga 3080 FTW3 Ultra. It was around $350 over msrp, and I figured I was "lucky" to get that by buying right when the announcement of how solid the benchmarks are for AMDs new cards. Mt rationale was that the gpu demand situation has been...
  2. N

    Ok so what do you guys really think of the 3080 reviews?

    This. The last time I bought an AMD it was a 7970, and in the 5% of cases where the drivers worked, the software I was running it with worked, and it wasn't overheating to reduce my performance, it was fucking fantastic. But eventually I got fed up with all the (majority case) caveats and...
  3. N

    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Agree, this is ridiculous. I much preferred the last time around when they all went live with a good amount of stock at least through most of the first several hours after the broadcast. Hardware didn't ship for another month or so, but at least you could pre-order.
  4. N

    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Saw about 6 models go up on newegg, tried several times to add any of them to my cart, but was never able to get to checkout. Now all gone, apparently. Nice.
  5. N

    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Just supply and demand. MSRP is pretty meaningless when there's zero stock, especially when it's on a product that a) isn't even released yet, and b) had been forecasted to have supply issues likely through the new year at least. I really doubt prices are going to change much over the next...
  6. N

    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    Couldn't agree more. Playing Doom (2017) at 4k120 is a helluva experience, even without HDR
  7. N

    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    OLEDCX48, with backup 38" UW (in sig)
  8. N

    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Uh, ok? I don't remember complaining about that. In point of fact I said that I'm glad we got a big jump in performance AND reduction in cost "unlike Turing".
  9. N

    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Agree. Well, maybe not ZERO, but I bought a 2080ti a couple years ago knowing full well that it wasn't the best investment. I feel that 2 years of having the best GPU money can buy (barring the even more ludicrous RTX Titan) was worth the price. If the price of a huge leap in performance is...
  10. N

    water cooling GPUs. worth it?

    I absolutely think it's worth water cooling GPUs. Over the past 10 years or so that I've had custom water cooling loops, I've found the main benefit to be in noise reduction, not so much performance. I hate anything above almost a whisper. You can get a lot of cooling potential if you're...
  11. N

    New nVidia GPU - best way to secure one upon release?

    Regarding Best Buy, I might give them a try this time around. Back in the day I didn't have much faith in them, but they seem to have stepped up their game recently. I had a LG OLED48CX pre-ordered at B&H in May of this year in anticipation of it's release in June. No other retailer was...
  12. N

    Looking for the an ultrawide that meets these criteria

    Must haves: G-sync (officially or unofficially, as long as it really supports VRR, and the broader the range, the better) 100hz minimum refresh rate 3440x1440 minimum res <$650 I prefer monitors that appear to have smooth textures and do not appear "dirty" or sparkly. My main setup at home...
  13. N

    Corsair SF450 enough for EVGA 1080ti FTW3 in miniITX build?

    Thanks for the input. I decided to go in another direction with a Seasonic Focus SGX-650 (650w). Thought the 450 would probably cut it but might be close, and the Seasonic appears to strike a nice middle ground in size at STX-L proportions, meaning a bigger (and quieter) fan. Had read some...
  14. N

    Corsair SF450 enough for EVGA 1080ti FTW3 in miniITX build?

    Title, pretty much. This will be a secondary gaming box and I don't plan on having a lot of peripherals run off it or anything. Here are the components: ASRock Z390M ITX i5-9400F (likely will try to lock all cores to 3.9Ghz) 480GB SSD 8TB HDD EVGA 1080ti FTW3 (probably overclocked a modest...
  15. N

    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    Understand that making a change at this point might be tough, but it'd be nice if the poll broke out which units are defect free. Right now it's tough to compare the number of units of 2080ti (for example) that have failed in some way, to the number that haven't. Based on the results with...
  16. N

    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    Just about to ask this. No issues with my Gigabyte Gaming OC or the three others I ended up selling to friends, two of which were FE cards. Zero coil whine too, unlike most of the cards I've had in the past. Have never used PX1 software. Exclusively AB. Have successfully flashed BIOS and...
  17. N

    3DMark Time Spy Results for Intel Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti

    Impressive CPU score! I just picked up a 8086k and it did around 8k (rough estimate as I can't remember exactly) while OCed to 5.2GHz.
  18. N

    2080Ti price returning to earth a bit

    Do you have any evidence that this is the case or are you just speculating? Not trying to troll you, and it stands to reason yields may be lower than previous "Ti" cards because of the much larger die, but I honestly haven't seen this time around being any different with regard to availability...
  19. N

    Anyone go from TitanPascal/1080ti to 2080ti that does 4k 60hz gaming?

    I reread my post and it came across pretty harsh. That wasn't my intention. My apologies. In truth, his post isn't completely specific. OP said "TitanPascal", but equates it to a 1080ti. According to the listings on Nvidia's website, the 2016 version is the Titan X (pascal), and the 2017...
  20. N

    Anyone go from TitanPascal/1080ti to 2080ti that does 4k 60hz gaming?

    First, he didn't say Titan xp, he said X pascal. Second, there is NO WAY you'll ever see anything close to a 11-12% frame rate bump from ocing the memory a bit more. Hell, even zero mem oc compared to max is gonna be a couple frames at best. Max oc to max oc, the difference is on the order of...
  21. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Yeah, that's about as nice as a PSU gets. Do you have reason to believe it's failing? Just curious because in my experience PSUs last quite a long time. Unless you're running that thing ragged (and I would think that would be pretty tough to do with 1500 W on tap), I can't see it crapping out...
  22. N

    In what situation does a 9900k purchase make sense over an 8700k?

    Yeah, ended up pulling the trigger on the 8086. It was the only thing even resembling a deal I could find on a modern intel. Picked up an alphacool eisblock xpx to pair it with as my raystorm is pretty long in the tooth at this point. Plan to have it delidded and lapped by a professional. If...
  23. N

    In what situation does a 9900k purchase make sense over an 8700k?

    I have a custom loop already (details in sig). I'm leaning more toward the 8700k now, but prices seem very high. Seen some slickdeals from months ago where they were available for $300 or less, and I can't get one for less than $360 now ($560 with Gigabyte Aorus ultra motherboard). I had...
  24. N

    In what situation does a 9900k purchase make sense over an 8700k?

    Sorry for another "8700k or 9900k?" thread. I'm in the market for a new CPU to replace my 4770k, and I've decided to do it now in lieu of waiting (which is the usual advice I've gotten). My primary use is 4k gaming, and I'm using a 2080ti GPU, and I've just picked up a NVME drive and some...
  25. N

    [HOT]: Adata 960GB XPG SX8200 NVMe SSD $179, Adata DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) PC3200 $127

    Sorry my friends, I guess I was too late posting this :oops:
  26. N

    [HOT]: Adata 960GB XPG SX8200 NVMe SSD $179, Adata DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) PC3200 $127

    Just saw that the deal seems to be dead for guest purchases. I made my purchase while logged in with my Rakuten login, did you try that? Hope it's not dead altogether.
  27. N

    [HOT]: Adata 960GB XPG SX8200 NVMe SSD $179, Adata DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) PC3200 $127

    (Courtesy of Slickdeals.net) Sorry folks, deal appears to be dead. My apologies. Several products available. Use Coupon Code "SAVE15". Free shipping. Someone on Slickdeals mentioned that the coupon is limited to a total savings of $60. I was considering waiting until BF to start piecing...
  28. N

    RTX 2080Ti crazy prices ...

    Pascal was out for the better part of a year before prices were affected. 1080 was scarce for some time (but definitely available - an important distinction) because of the massive performance jump from Maxwell to Pascal and the gaming performance value it represented, not because of mining...
  29. N

    RTX 2080Ti crazy prices ...

    Miners had virtually no effect on the market until mid-way through last year, and that all ended a few months ago. I bought a 1070 for my HTPC rig for $329 from Newegg on a slickdeal in May 2017. I'll certainly agree that no one will buy these for mining, however, but that's no real reflection...
  30. N

    RTX 2080Ti crazy prices ...

    Why are folks complaining about the price gouging? You can always get one for MSRP direct from nvidia if you're willing to wait a few weeks.
  31. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Thanks for sharing your settings. I don't know much about how a TR CPU performs in games compared to a more standard CPU like a 8700k or something, but I assume it's similar. I'm curious about the in-game limiter - did you find that helped you even if you weren't hitting 60fps for some...
  32. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Wanted to revisit this as I just reinstalled the game with the massive UHD texture pack on steam. This thing is a beast - weighs in at something like 152GB and makes me REALLY want to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. What I found when I installed, however, was a bit disappointing. Even the 2080ti with a...
  33. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Good point. Dunno, it seems like there's not much difference in performance (at least gaming at UHD), and AMD is cheaper besides... As you say, not the deciding factor to be sure, but it sure would be nice if true, as my ultrawide is a freesync monitor.
  34. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Ah, thanks for the advice. I had heard that the more modern processors would improve minimum frame rates and possibly smooth out frame times. I get quit a few spikes when I'm playing games, even if the games are frame limited to 60 Hz and the GPU isn't at 100% usage. Either way, I suspect...
  35. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Just flashed the Galax 380w bios. Decent little improvement. GPU score went from 14689 to 15300. Oddly enough, though it was clearly running with a higher voltage through the TS bench, the max temps were the same as they were before unlocking the power cap (68C with 75% fan input)...
  36. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Agreed. I think I use my ultrawide 38" more than my 4k OLED. Really depends on the game. Some just benefit more from having the huge screen, but the much larger field of view with the ultrawide is really nice. Nod. Mine is 55" but I sit about 4'. It's really too big to be sharp, but from...
  37. N

    Help request for a PC build

    Why is it a fad? All the test data I've seen says it performs at something like 10x the speed of sata. Even seek times are an order of magnitude better. Not sure about the costs, but I've got my eye on the hp 1tb that runs about $200. Partially this is because I'm constantly having to...
  38. N

    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    I think it's time I get a new CPU :eek: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/29348212
  39. N

    Help request for a PC build

    My 2080ti has me thinking that I might benefit from a full system upgrade as it's been a number of years. Visited the bottlenecker site and it told me I was 32% bottlenecked with my 4770k and modest OC. I'm sure that's probably inaccurate as hell, but I also figure I can get some nice...
Top