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What can I say... silent, cool (pun intended) and nothing but the fastest GPU on the market. Kudos.
This is definitely the highlight as well as the most controversial component of the build. Previously, I had planned on buying the Strix 1080 Ti, but when Nvidia revealed the RTX series I knew exactly which aftermarket card I was going to shoot for. With the goal of 4K + 60 FPS + Max settings, there was only one consumer-grade card that could get the job done for the foreseeable future. The price tag was tough to swallow, but all the news of GPU failure surrounding the 2080 Ti reference PCB designs only strengthened my resolve to go for a custom PCB. I decided that I would also consider the EVGA FTW3 if that became available; knowing the build quality of ASUS and EVGA, those were the only two card manufacturers I’d ever consider for card this notoriously error-prone. Acquiring the Strix 2080 Ti was gigantic struggle especially since I missed the Newegg launch on Halloween. For a couple of days, I was obsessed with NowInStock and jumped at any notification I received. Each time, I was beaten narrowly by what I suspect to be bots, very dedicated scalpers, or just other determined consumers. Frustrated, I spent a little bit of time poking around with Newegg’s back-end API and found out which endpoint I would need to hit in order to add a product to my shopping cart. One day, I got a notification and the link provided by NowInStock led to a different GPU other than the Strix. I took a leap of faith and hit the API endpoint I had previously discovered and, lo and behold, the Strix 2080 Ti ended up in my cart and I finally managed to order one. This card is downright beautiful, wicked fast, ice cold, and incredibly quiet for the performance. The raised power limit, temperatures, and fan headers give me considerable overclocking room. The Strix series has always had terrific resell value potential that I could see myself tapping into if AMD manages to come out with a cost-effective competitor that can actually keep up with the 2080 Ti. At the end of the day I couldn’t be happier to own this card and I pray it doesn’t fail on me anytime soon (been using it for 2 weeks now).
Hella expensive. Had to sell a few kidneys for this one. Not worth it at all but its fast I guess. Sits at about 62C at full load.
Great video card. Very quiet, very powerful, and runs pretty cool. I have slight coil whine at times, but it's very minor.
Beast of a card. Stress tested on unigine at maxed settings 1440p for an hour, never dipped below 200fps, and never above 70c. Costs an arm and a leg though, and at this point, its probably worth waiting for the next flagship.