2080ti air or hybrid

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Anemone, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Anemone

    Anemone Gawd

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    Very much on the fence on 2080ti air or hybrid. The things are already pricey enough as it is, and OC is unnecessary in this case. It's more of how much noise reduction to seek and the longevity where fans pretty much last forever.

    But would appreciate anyone who wants to weigh in.
     
  2. pippenainteasy

    pippenainteasy Gawd

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    Hybrid is for maximum OC, if you are fine running the card at 1700-1800mhz, then any air card, non-reference will do. Reference cards are locked at 41% fan speed so you won't be able to run a low fan RPM for idle or even 0db mode.
     
  3. zamardii12

    zamardii12 2[H]4U

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    I get over 2GHz on air. anything else is just unnecessary. Changes/performance increases are nowhere near worth it especially when considering price and effort. The effort and cost to go liquid/hybrid isn't worth it imo.
     
  4. TahoeDust

    TahoeDust Limp Gawd

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    Hybrid is the way to go. Quieter and cooler performance than any air cooled cards. Isn't that what we want in a GPU?
     
  5. Furious_Styles

    Furious_Styles [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you don't care about max OC I'd go air. Can get excellent performance with better reliability and lower cost than hybrid.
     
  6. Island

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    Just got my hybrid kit installed on my EVGA 2080 TI XC Ultra. Idle temps down from 34-30C with the AIO. Max temps in games went from about mid 70's down to highest I've seen in Division 2 and Metro are 56C. AIO was a pain in the ass to install as EVGA's instructions and QA is mediocre at best. But after a few hours of frustration, I am more then pleased with the results! I do think that the stock cooler looked a little better aesthetically in my case though as it is a mid tower and with the Corsair AIO, the cooling tube sleeves are kinda bulky. Should look fine in a full tower. Temps are what matters though!
     
  7. pippenainteasy

    pippenainteasy Gawd

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    There is a non-zero risk of AIO leak causing damage or even killing the PC. Also Hybrids aren't a long term solution because even without leaks the liquid evaporates over time. If you swap GPUs every 8-12 months then it's not an issue.
     
  8. vxspiritxv

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    Unless you flash the bios.

    I run the 380 watt bios on my nvidia 2080ti as well as put on the evga hybrid kit.
    37C Idle (fan off), fan starts spinning at 53c
    Ghetto rigged onto my T7810 but I don't care.
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  9. kasakka

    kasakka [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's not what happens at all. The hybrids are very much a closed system, I am still using a Corsair H55 that is several years old without problems. See https://blog.nzxt.com/does-aio-liquid-evaporate/

    To answer OP's question, hybrid is always the better solution if placing the radiator in your case is not an issue. The H55 has a bit short tubes and I could not fit it in the back or top of my case because my hefty CPU air cooler was on the way. So with my 980 Ti and now my 2080 Ti I have put it in the front of the case with intake fan and this has worked just fine.

    Since hybrid cards are often hard to get due to low supply and overpriced because they are hybrid, I've resorted to building my own out of a Kraken G10 and the H55. The stock cooler on the Palit cards is adequate but not great. When overclocked I was getting temps over 80 degrees regularly and it was noisy because of the tonality of the fans was higher pitched than some cards I've had in the past even if the air movement was not that unpleasant sounding otherwise.

    If you want to go with air then figure out which cards are the best in terms of cooling vs noise.
     
  10. pippenainteasy

    pippenainteasy Gawd

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    Well maybe you have magic CLCs, there are plenty of youtube videos on this issue including from gamernexus.