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Is it worth water-cooling the 1080 GTX FE?

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With lower power and less fan noise, is it still worth water-cooling the 1080 GTX FE? I'm looking into the FE because it should overclock more than the custom cards. How much more overclock can you push the FE under water?
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With lower power and less fan noise, is it still worth water-cooling the 1080 GTX FE? I'm looking into the FE because it should overclock more than the custom cards. How much more overclock can you push the FE under water?

I would'nt go for a founders. If you want a reference PCB then just get a barebones 1080 and save your self 80-100$. They all seem to clock the same anyway, and under water it will be consistent. Haven't seen many over 2200 for 24/7 use.
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The FE clocks better under water thats tru, thing is what we seen is that it doesnt do much fps wise.
The guy that run 2300 said it only did like 2-4 fps compare to 2100.
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The FE clocks better under water thats tru, thing is what we seen is that it doesnt do much fps wise.
The guy that run 2300 said it only did like 2-4 fps compare to 2100.

Yeah the scaling is terrible. Which is rather unfortunate, because on Maxwell, 200mhz is quite the difference. But, I think that when we can modify the BIOS of the custom cards we will see better clocks out of those as opposed to the FE.
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