Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

undertaker2k8

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I do that. I have a 120 Noctua industrial though. Running a benchmark now to see how the temps are as I don't pay attention most of the time.

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Great idea, I was skeptical a 120 mm would fit neatly but it does since the card is 138 mm wide. Temps seem to have dropped by 10c and it's a low noise Antec two cool so no noticeable change in noise floor.
Update: Steady state diference seems to be more 4-6c but anything is welcome.
 

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They also make spot fans which you can bend around. But yeah I’m doing the same on my Aorus Master
 

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I'm planning on slapping a waterblock on it, with a 420+360+240 radiator setup, so heat load isn't an issue, its mostly down to how fast the waterblock can get the heat out of the die and into the three radiators of water. So I'm thinking beyond 500w is fine, 1000w may be a stretch on water but 600-750?
The xoc 1000w bios disables all overcurrent protections and is not recommended for anything but ln2 benching. Just a word of caution.
 

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The xoc 1000w bios disables all overcurrent protections and is not recommended for anything but ln2 benching. Just a word of caution.

Yeah, I may not do that. I just want something that allows me to run into silicon limits before power limits.
 

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Yeah, I may not do that. I just want something that allows me to run into silicon limits before power limits.
Hey, you could try undervolting and seeing what kind clocks you can get?

Not exactly what you wanted but worthwhile nonetheless.
 
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^^ Only 6 more weeks to go! :D

Seriously though, that's the one thing I hate about ordered anything via ALI. I've had some things arrive in less than 3 weeks.... or take up to 10 weeks.
And some things simply never arrive - luckily they've been good about refunds. Hopefully you got a good price for it! Would probably have arrived faster
via an Amazon reseller, but I bet at a higher price: https://www.amazon.com/Bykski-Coverage-Backplate-Founders-N-RTX3090FE-X-V2/dp/B08P2T3DXB
 

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^^ Only 6 more weeks to go! :D

Seriously though, that's the one thing I hate about ordered anything via ALI. I've had some things arrive in less than 3 weeks.... or take up to 10 weeks.
And some things simply never arrive - luckily they've been good about refunds. Hopefully you got a good price for it! Would probably have arrived faster
via an Amazon reseller, but I bet at a higher price: https://www.amazon.com/Bykski-Coverage-Backplate-Founders-N-RTX3090FE-X-V2/dp/B08P2T3DXB
Yeah $105 vs $190. I ordered a few things at the same time that already showed up. I think I missed them shipping it because of Chinese new year.
 

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Not super worried about it between the 56 days for EVGA to get my RMA finished and the 5 months BHPhoto has had my 5950x on back order. I'm also waiting to hear what EVGA_Jacob has to say about the power balancing issue they finally acknowledged. I might just have to ditch the card and re-home the waterblock if worse comes to worse.
 

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I don't think my 3090 FE is even audible. I'm so impressed by this thing.
Yep, mine is thankfully silent as well and I have an additional 120 mm on the backplate so the RAM doesn't get too hot. Never thought I'd say this but it is mostly worth the premium over the 3080 given the much better cooler and future proof VRAM amount.
 

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Yep, mine is thankfully silent as well and I have an additional 120 mm on the backplate so the RAM doesn't get too hot. Never thought I'd say this but it is mostly worth the premium over the 3080 given the much better cooler and future proof VRAM amount.
The fan on mine starts to spin up and make some noise when I play a game that uses ray tracing such as Control and especially Quake II RTX. Playing Quake II RTX with the power limit maxed out makes it too loud for me. Luckily at stock settings and playing a normal rasterized game the fan is inaudible.
 

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The fan on mine starts to spin up and make some noise when I play a game that uses ray tracing such as Control and especially Quake II RTX. Playing Quake II RTX with the power limit maxed out makes it too loud for me. Luckily at stock settings and playing a normal rasterized game the fan is inaudible.
I guess maybe I just can't hear it over my case fans but those are locked at 40% speed and not that loud either.

RT or rasterized game doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I do have 3x120mm blowing at the card from directly underneath it and another 3 pulling that air right out of the case above (011D mini) so that setup is ideal for the FEs cooler design.
 

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I guess maybe I just can't hear it over my case fans but those are locked at 40% speed and not that loud either.

RT or rasterized game doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I do have 3x120mm blowing at the card from directly underneath it and another 3 pulling that air right out of the case above (011D mini) so that setup is ideal for the FEs cooler design.
Mine is in a Fractal Design Meshify C case with two front 140mm fans, a 240mm AIO rad at the top, and an Arctic P-12 fan to replace the stock rear fan. Cooling isn't bad but the smaller Meshify C case might be holding it back unless I crank up the fan speed to a level that's a bit too loud for me.
 

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I think I should watercool the card once the EK block is available. I think it'd look nicer. Performance is great on air cooling, and it's been so hard to justify.
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