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Was that sold by Amazon or a 3rd party seller??


I had one item I ordered that I hadn't realized was actually a 3rd party and was packaged very poorly and got damaged in shipping. Amazon of course let me return it and I left a scathing review of the 3rd party seller.


After that I avoid anything that isn't being sold by Amazon or at least Fulfilled by Amazon.. At least then I know it will be packaged well.
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Wireless headset?

Have you considered hitting the card with a 120mm fan mounted next to it? I'm sure it will be fine, but the fan will not last as long for sure.




There is actually a side fan and I have one inside the case but the temps are 68 C @ 100% fan speed that's the only way I can use the card @ 2152mhz. I know I should get a water cooler but is not going to happen anytime soon.
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So is it safe to run a FE @ 100% fan speed for 8 hours of gaming? Or the fan will explode? Noise won't be a problem now that I'm using a wireless headset and I'm far away the case and is my only way to get 2.1 without thermal thorttling


It will be fine. Its not very common that they fail and they are set up to run in server environments at 100%. My advice is when you clean your heatsink every few months every other cleaning put a drop of oil on the bearing. 100% you will be sucking up more dust.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Hybrid-GeForce-Cooling-400-HY-0996-B1/dp/B00ZQ4PFX2

$67 well worth it. I picked up up when it was $60 and it works amazing. Simple install cheap and effective. My loads never hit over 50c and in games mostly its around 48c. If you worry about your fan just get that and save a bunch of money on the official 1080 kit. Pm me if you get it and need help installing or wanna see any pics. Its a direct no mod bolt in upgrade.
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It will be fine. Its not very common that they fail and they are set up to run in server environments at 100%. My advice is when you clean your heatsink every few months every other cleaning put a drop of oil on the bearing. 100% you will be sucking up more dust.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Hybrid-GeForce-Cooling-400-HY-0996-B1/dp/B00ZQ4PFX2

$67 well worth it. I picked up up when it was $60 and it works amazing. Simple install cheap and effective. My loads never hit over 50c and in games mostly its around 48c. If you worry about your fan just get that and save a bunch of money on the official 1080 kit. Pm me if you get it and need help installing or wanna see any pics. Its a direct no mod bolt in upgrade.

Thanks for your input I really want to do that but is not possible anytime soon. My grandma will travel to USA and come back to my country around december this year so she might be able to bring me the hybrid kit, until then I'm out of luck.
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Received my EVGA GTX 1080 FTW yesterday! Love it so far! smile.gif

Some pics compared to my old 970 GTX SSC. smile.gif





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On mine FTW white is more like some kind of light blue laugher.gif
    
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It was sold and despatched by amazon.

I also have amazon prime.

I believe the driver opened the contents and wrapped it up with their own package.
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@Jpmboy

It's a preapplied EK block on a Gaming X PCB.
nice(er)!
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Can it overclock higher than FE?
if the card can, he sure can. thumb.gif
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can someone hook me up with an EVGA FE bios? I want the full functionality of precision.

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sweet i used an old SN from my old 780 and it worked!
Now this is good to know! +1
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Thanks for your input I really want to do that but is not possible anytime soon. My grandma will travel to USA and come back to my country around december this year so she might be able to bring me the hybrid kit, until then I'm out of luck.

Amazon can ship that part internationally.
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so far I'm seeing the best performance with the seahawk EK bios... has anyone else been testing these and have a fav?
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