This needs to be upvoted. Buying that card is like throwing money away.
take it this is the non-k version. Are you shooting for 60fps?
i have 1440p 144hz monitor and the 2070 super does well enough for me. AAA games won't reach 144hz on ultra of course but that's where a gsync monitor steps in and makes things look glorious.
nice build! couple of questions about that AIO: Aren't you supposed to have it so that the cables aren't hanging down on the fan portion? That's what i've seen in other builds anyways and feedback from others.
Also, with the AIO tubes resting on GPU, wouldn't that warm up the water that's circulating?
interesting...i returned the gigabyte 2080 because the rgb simply stopped working 2nd day...
Not so sure what you mean for "casual."
I have a 2070super and not sure if I would go for anything less for 1440p. Division 2 and Outer worlds go above 60fps in 1440p in very high settings, but not by much in many areas. 75-80.
I def wouldn't go below a 2070, that's for sure.
you need a 2080ti in there :P
Mind sharing your 1080ti sc2 fan % RPM's under full load? I've tried a couple and they are way too loud for me, getting up to 59% fan speed under full load in my meshify c case with 2 140mm fans at 1000RPM on the front.
Reviewers say how quiet this card is, and I guess I'm just spoiled from my 970sc that i never heard. Great build btw.
You dodged a bullet if you want a quiet card :)
I'm with you 100%. Right now my mindset is this: I have over 400 days left on warranty. I'll enjoy my 1080ti until the latest refurb they send me dies when warranty is up, and then buy a NEW gpu then.
Thanks for the feedback. I'll stick with my 650w and return the one that's coming.
I got a little paranoid since this is the second GPU I had to RMA. I guess I just had bad luck with buying a used GPU that was used for mining, and then the refurbished one they replaced it with simply didn't hold up...
So thought i had it all figured out, but when I stress tested the GPU on my friends rig with a particular game (Resident evil 2), it never froze.
I tried this game out on my rig, and of course it doesn't freeze as well. Though other games will on that same hard drive.
I cranked the resolution on both so that the GPU was doing what it could.
I though I ruled it out being the GPU but this nightmare continues.
So this is what I plan to do:
1) Swap power supply and see if that helps. If not...
2) RMA the card.
Any other suggestions would be great. This is bothering me more than I should let it, and can be hard to think straight.
in pic 9 is that a fan that's blowing air from the bottom of case?
I never RMA"d a PSU, don't I have to send it in while my computer sits there? Or will they send a working unit in first and I can send back the old one?
I bought this one, seems like plenty of overhead juice and reliable.
yeah i did that. Clean install. Even installed on a diff. hard drive. Same crap.
Try manually cranking the fans to 100% on GPU. My first 1080ti would freeze once it hit a certain temp (even though it was still in low 70's). That told me all i needed to know and RMA'd the GPU.
P.S. my second GPU is doing this now, so I feel your pain to say the least.
This would be excellent, but not in stock on that particular site and can't find elsewhere
If you can afford a more powerful CPU, then go for it. I've learned the hard way in the past skimping on a cpu and putting it all in GPU. Years later you can be proud that your 3900x going nice and strong while you install your RTX 4080 ti
what's wrong with case and motherboard?
yeah i'm def RMA-ing the card. But was looking at more of a discussion to see what ppl may think it may be. Bad memory or something?
It's still under warranty by evga, even though I bought it second hand. Won't be doing that again, regardless of the rep teh ebay seller has.
I will never buy used again, even though it was probably mostly bad luck:
Seller had great reputation and bought what seemed to be a great deal in December. "Excellent like new condition." The GPU seemed to be running hotter than it should, so i opened it up and it was absolutely filthy. Worked hard on it to get it cleaned up and apply thermal paste and it ran fine until recently where it always freezes up.
Never wanted to buy used in first place, but needed to upgrade and 2080's were awfully high considering only 8gb vram.
So if you have a choice, go new.
and yes, drivers are up to date.
Yeah i figured the LED's would require little more juice, which is why my goal was to have one fan for each plug in on gpu instead of having a splitter to plug into one. Thanks for the help!
Is there a difference between the two? They look the same to me.
good to know, thanks!.
Funny you say that because I'm selling my 1080ti sc2 because it's too loud to me.
It's common for FE to be at that temp. 84c is fine, and in fact it's designed to throttle so that it stays at that temp. If you want it to be lower you can by cranking up fans. Should give a little extra boost while adding noise.
Thought I'd never buy used, but didn't want to spend over 800 on a 2080 when I could buy a 1050ti sc2 for 550 used. So I went on ebay and made sure it was a card that had 30 day return policy.
It wasn't in the best shape, despite the description and user feedback. But I couldn't blame seller really since I had to wait for other parts to arrive before putting together and testing out. It seemed to be running warmer than it should have but a good cleaning and reapplying thermal paste did the trick.
Won't buy used again though unless I'm absolutely broke and if GPU prices remain a joke.
well, as long as it doesn't harm anything I might give it a shot. By the time I need to use them again (if ever)
Yeah its too bad. I'll spend a little more and get the ASUS 2080 OC
No one has had this happen? Or a fix? I'd like to keep the GPU but if a 750 card is giving me this much trouble i'm ready to return.
I'd tap it!
Do you know where I might start with my current 4.7? I'm guessing you up the voltage in small incriments and stress test to see if it's stable.
that's great info! Overclocking is addictive. I should be happy with 4.7 but now i want to push further lol, esp after you wrote this.
2x 140mm fans intake 1000rpm top around 800
2x 120mm fans for exhaust in back. One 1000 rpm other non pwm 450rpm on top of case.
Thanks! I have the voltage on auto for now. When I have time I'll see if it's worth messing with to get it even cooler. (Still learning though)
yeah i think i'm set for a while. Only reason why I would delid would be in the future when I want to see if i can get 5 or more. Thanks for the help!
yeah you're right by the way in regards to prime. Tried some CPU intensive games and max was 62 C
Good to know. It's my first overclock attempt and while it's a safe easy overclock for now, still can get stressful lol.
it did....but if i use the 2 seperate that means you have a pair of 6/8 pins dangling from each one.
doh...alright. Looks ugly as hell if i use the two that came with psu since I'll have 2 pairs of 8 pins flopping around so time to invest in some on amazon I guess.
I always use DDU when installing new GPU.
Yeah...again don't think it's right having to fix it for them when paying that much.
I ask because with my 1080ti i had ZERO issues with apex. Then with the 2080 it's lagging like crazy and crashing Rolled back drivers to what you prob have but still it almost freezes for split seconds routinely then back to usual.
Are you getting this intermittent lag with apex on the 2080? I rolled back to the same drivers you probably did and it seems very routine that there's a spit second lag taking place ever few seconds and it's very annoying.
Looks like it's a known problem. Not really a problem but minor annoyance.
thanks, I was going to try a pastic card. Wasn't sure how fragile the memory is and such. Don't want to ruin the 1080ti