It was time for an upgrade

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by tangoseal, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    1080ti was starting to show artifacts so ... I put this lego set together this evening.

    Gawd this is an expensive card plus waterblock plus 2 year warranty at Microcenter. She better fucking deliver the goods.

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  2. Gideon

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    Best hope it doesn't play space invaders on you. Not super trusting of these cards and their reliability, on the plus side you should know fairly quickly if it will fail.
     
  3. MyNameIsAlex

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    Did you RMA the 1080TI?
     
  4. tangoseal

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    nah .. just used my extended warranty.
     
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    As far as the space invasion. I understand that this plagued the original batch. 6 months later cards should be defect free as nV admitted that they fixed the latest batches.

    This card is an EVGA and when I took it apart it has Samsung ram modules on it. So I think that I should be totally fine. I think the problem was isolated to being Micron ram on the initial cards. Just hear say.
     
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    So how did that work, they charge your credit card $1000, send you a new card, then you send the old one and they refund when they get it?
     
  7. tangoseal

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    Yeah but a little different than just that. Its not a bad deal. The extended warranties are kind of expensive though.
     
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    Welcome to the club...

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  9. tangoseal

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    you left the protective film on the EK logos and RGB visual area...
     
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    Dang! It looks great! I am jealous! Are you happy with your investment so far?
     
  13. tangoseal

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    Its an expense haha. Totally not an investment.

    I am actually happy with it. Surprisingly runs cool. I was playing Metro Exodus with full RTX stuff on @ 3440x1440 at 100fps gsync and card was running between 40 and 51c. Really good block this time around from EK.

    In many of the titles I play the 2080ti feels no more faster than the 1080ti but I notice the min fps in some really heavy scenes is higher by quite a bit.

    My cabling was rough in the picture from me pulling on it and moving it etc... to hook up the card etc... I will redo the cable management later.

    Here is the card after my son was playing some Oculus Rift games.

    the 49 is the peak temp that occurred.
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  14. Spoom

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    Nice, thanks for the reply!

    Haha I guess it's all in how you look at it. I want to get the 2080ti and water cool it, but I've never water cooled anything. Was it a pretty easy process?
     
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    Watercooling a GPU takes some technical skill. You have to remove the fan shroud, install thermal pads, remove thermal interface material from the GPU chip itself, prep surface, apply much better compound like Thermal Grizzly, apply the block and proper pressure and backplate thermal pads for the backplate.

    But thats the easy part. You still the complexity of a non-leaking main loop, a pump, a cpu block (if you want) a radiator, fittings, hard or soft line.

    Not too bad, expensive to get into but the equipment can be transferred to several generations of upgrades and new systems. So its really a first time investment into the main core watercooling equipment.
     
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