Help me Decide my 2080ti Path

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Dayaks, Sep 20, 2018.

Which path?

  1. EVGA 2080ti FTW

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    61.5%
  2. Cheapest Reference 2080ti, waterblock, hard mod power limits

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have two choices I am considering:

    1.) An EVGA 2080ti FTW. I figure it’ll have a higher powerlimit than other cards and be quieter due to it’s absolutely enormous, stiff heatsink. Should be good performance and have a good warranty.

    2.) The cheapest 2080ti reference I can find (999 garbage blower?), a waterblock, pump and hard mod the power limits away. Added bonus it can help heat my pool in the summer. Negative is I’ll void any warranties. Risk in the hardmod.

    Both will cost similar. What would you guys do?
     
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  2. Brahmzy

    Brahmzy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Do the FTW3 Ultra n be done. But be prepared to wait. Mine still says 3-4 weeks.
     
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  3. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'd say cheapest, these are probably going to have a wide range of price options next year, much like the 1080 had during its lifetime.
     
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    Lmah2x Gawd

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    So does this mean the voltage curve doesn't work at all either? I may cancel if this is the case. I prefer to set an optimal curve and never use the default.
     
  7. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    Sounds that way.
     
  8. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    My concern was more with the low powerlimit. Sucks about voltage... and hard voltage mods are usually very tedious. But 250W (the normal it seems) is pretty low for a 754mm^2 chip.

    I didn’t look into it but Kingpin are usually so far through the cycle you’re half way to the next gen.

    I am slightly leaning towards the EVGA FTW if I can find out if it’s PL is increased enough to warrant the wait. Getting older it’s sometimes nice for things to just work lol.

    I just checked my email and EVGA said they don’t have power limit info yet. They are usually pretty tight lipped.
     
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