PSA: Measure Twice - Order Once

DanNeely

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Wow, that thing is like, impractically big. Just imagine how big a 3090 is likely to be.

Edit: This makes me miss CaseLabs even more. They're the heroes we need now, if not the heroes we deserve.

I love my Magnum SMA8 too. My only regret is I apparently didn't buying an extra 5.25" face plate to fill the space where I've still got a blueray drive if/when I decide to get rid of it. (Not in any rush, while I very rarely use optical disks anymore an internal drive is still better than a USB one I have to go hunting for every time I use it.)
 

DanNeely

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3x 8-pin power connections? WOW

It's overclocking headroom excess. 2x8 + PCIe16 gives 375W total power (365W @12V) vs 320/350W for the 3080/3090 at factory speeds. I feel it's mostly excessive because under volting results have shown you can drop power by ~30% for a ~5% FPS drop; meaning NViidia has slammed the cards into the perf/watt wall really hard implying there's little to be gained by feeding them more power.
 

cdabc123

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It's overclocking headroom excess. 2x8 + PCIe16 gives 375W total power (365W @12V) vs 320/350W for the 3080/3090 at factory speeds. I feel it's mostly excessive because under volting results have shown you can drop power by ~30% for a ~5% FPS drop; meaning NViidia has slammed the cards into the perf/watt wall really hard implying there's little to be gained by feeding them more power.
its also excessive as you can pull WAY more then 150w from a 8 pin, so realistically they could have baked the overclokcing headroom into the 9 pin headroom
 

maro

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That case looks an awful lot like a Corsair 175R. If so the fans can be mounted on the other side, there is enough space that the front panel will accomodate them. It's really not the best case for airflow.

Corsair specs claim GPU up to 330mm (13") can fit.
 
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