Originally Posted by pez
Yeah, I'll install it and give it a try this afternoon for you on the TXP... I'm @ 4.5 on my 4770K, but I am on 21:9 1440p, so maybe I'm getting more GPU usage by default. I'll try both resolutions and report back for ya.
yeah, you have a lot of extra pixels freeing up your cpu in wqhd.
Originally Posted by SlimJ87D
I have an x41. I actually have it blowing into the case but it's blowing at exhaust fans. I did a open case test too.
It runs great, at the temperatures you're saying. 50% fan speed at 42C to 47C. It's when I run a custom bios at 330 watts it gains an extra 4C or 5C. That kind of makes sense, if you get 4.5C for every 10 watts, at 300 watts you'd be at 45C and 330 watts you'd be a 49.5C.
I have it in push pull also. I'll probably try different things later today. But turning on the blower fan higher got me at 48C which helped a lot. Must be cooling the midplate. Got to find means of extracting heat in other ways.
put a 100mmx50x15mm (or 2) finned heatsinks on your backplate right above the gpu/vram with some Fujipoly; that will help a degree or three. I dont guess the case snip mod that @VanuSovereignty came up w will help in your case but maybe a degree or two there, two. When you only need a degree or two more to avoid throttle you gotta do what you gotta do. Also, did you use thermal grizz kyro? Any other paste and you could be leaving a degree or two on the table there.
Originally Posted by Sh0rtcut
First post for me!
I need a second opinion here... As many of you know, the 1080 ti costs around $900 here in Europe
BUT I am going to the US next week, to visit some family and I want to get myself a new GPU!
We are only there for one week, (next week) and as of right now most of the 1080ti out there are the FE edition, the only Aftermarket model I could find in stock is the Gigabyte Gaming OC.
Do any of you own this model, or can you recomend another model? I currently own a Nvidia 1070 FE, but I think the FE models is a little too noisy for me, and as you can see the Gigabyte model costs the same as the FE so why not get that one over the FE GIGABYTE GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G
This is the card:http://www.gigabyte.us/Graphics-Card/GV-N108TGAMING-OC-11G#sp
i looked at it yesterday, but, ust set up instocktracker to the asus, msi armor, msi gamingX, Aorus OC and Aorus Xtrme. They come in/out of stock throughout the day. Usually for 5-10 minutes at a time so set the alarm and be ready. have paypal already logged in and have your decisions about next day/2 day ship already made so you can turbo checkout like it's a race... b/c it is. I KNOW you'll have a shot at the Aorus, Armor, the giga you already saw (which looks decent tbh, but i wanted 8+8pin), and could get lucky on an extreme aorus or asus. If it doesnt appen for you before you are set to leave you will still at least be able to get that giga or an FE for $699 as a fallback.
Originally Posted by Dasboogieman
Check your EU consumer laws. You may very well find it is worth it to buy in your home country.
I pay roughly 10-20% more on stuff in Australia but I have full statutory 2 years warranty regardless of manufacturer policy, if the manufacturer is defunct then the issue is taken up with the shop I bought the product at.
Basically, this entitles me to full protection, even bypassing "warranty void if removed stickers". In my opinion, these protections far outweigh any cost difference but YMMV.
As for the specific model the question really boils down to whether you intend to go Water/AIO cooling later. If you don't intend to hard mod then go for the ones with custom cooling. However, it is recommended to wait a bit so we can get more info on the specifics of a custom card.
but the aorus for example has a full 4 year warranty. that istwice what you guys are quoting as "good".