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I recently upgraded my rig to a small form factor build using an ITX motherboard. I knew doing this would result in limiting the overclock on my Titan X. If I leave the Titan X at stock fan curve it hits 1075Mhz @ 83C and that's where it stays, if I raise the fan curve to 75% it goes up to 1200MHz. The reason I went ITX was because my PC is in the living room in a small apartment and the tower was taking up too much space (plus I've always wanted to build an ITX rig). Running the card at 75% fan speed is not something I want to do, that sucker is loud! I currently have a GTX 1080 on order at Amazon (Founders Edition). Am I right in thinking this will be a big upgrade? My thinking is that a stock clocked Titan X gets pretty much destroyed by the GTX 1080, looking at reviews it looks to be about a 25-30fps increase @ 1440P in most games. I use a XB271HU monitor that runs at 1440P 165hz, I need as much FPS as I can muster to power this thing.

There is no room in the ITX case for a AIO cooler on the Titan X and I must use a blower style cooler because the only cooling in this ITX system is the CPU fan and GPU fan.

When my Titan X was in a regular ATX case I was running it at 1400MHz...Having it down to 1075MHz I can definitely feel the slow down.

Cost is not an issue here, so what do you think guys? Upgrade to the 1080?

On a side note: It's strange how 10 years ago I would have no issue with my PC running full boar and sounding like a tornado. Now I want whisper quiet operation....

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Edited by Pandora's Box - 6/29/16 at 12:42pm
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Price is no issue... upgrade!
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lol, go for the upgrade! Ohio needs the tax money!
     
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Even a GTX1070 would be a decent upgrade from the Titan X...

If you have the cash...go for it. But keep in mind, give it 6 months and I bet there will be a price drop on them...
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Founder's Edition is known to hit the temperature limit in most cases. Might want to return it when you get it (or cancel if it's not too late) and get a non-reference GTX 1080. The ones with the best cooling seem to be the MSI GAMING (Newegg exclusive) and GAMING X, and perhaps the EVGA FTW but I'm just guessing for this one.

EVGA will also be releasing the FTW but at stock clocks, for $650 I believe, so that would be another option (I expect it will have zero overclocking ability though). If Gigabyte solves the issue of the middle fan hitting the shroud on the XTREME Gaming model, that becomes another option.
 
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How is the heat in the case with these non FE models? I've never paid any attention to them over the last 5yrs, lol
     
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How is the heat in the case with these non FE models? I've never paid any attention to them over the last 5yrs, lol

1080 is not a power hungry enthusiast card like the Titan X or 980 Ti. It doesn't seem to be a problem. Actually I didn't notice any change in my CPU temperatures, and I'm coming from an MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning. I think my case's airflow has no issue with these types of GPUs.
 
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A non reference card would be a disaster in that case he's running..
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1080 FE is pretty silent on auto, but both your TX and 1080 will hit 83 degrees. That's just how reference models are designed, they'll prioritize low fan speed over temperature. 1080 will be quieter and faster but it will hit 83 as well.
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Wait, 83* WITHOUT setting a fan curve? Or are you guys setting the fan curve to ram up? My GTX 670 rarely goes above 65*c
     
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