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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 11:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Thoughts on water cooling for the 2080ti?

It's a weird one since some fo them already COME with heir own "Watercooler," whole there are also various clear plastic coolers (the name of them escapes me) all over amazon. Which is strange to see, given that I had to send away to China and wait 2 months for my plastic cooler for my Titan V. Are people with 2080tis getting these? it doesn't seem...I mean, given the tI paid almost $4k for the tita, YES, wanted to protect it. But for a card that barely costs over $1k? Don't get mr wrong, still expensive, but isn't better to just take out insurance and root the side rather than buy a $250+ water cooler?

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watercool everything.

n use barbs & worm clamps. (save a thousand $)
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Depends on you. You wont gain extra performance just cooler keep that in mind.

Compression fittings are similar price to barbs now. Don't cheap out for stuff you will use in the future.
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...if any GPU needs it, RTX 2080 TI are the ones for water-cooling (I got two of them, per sig link).

To qualify that statement, you don't actually 'need - need' w-cooling, but they will respond exceptionally well via the temp / power limit / boost-clock algorithms in the bios / driver. Put even simpler, any electronic item that can draw between 300w and 400w (like the 2080 Ti) needs a lot of sustained cooling. That doesn't mean it will blow up without it, but if your budget / patience allows, I would go for w-cooling the 2080 Ti. Even when benching with Port Royal etc, my two cards stay in the mid 30ies C which no matter what is better for them in the long run than constantly running at 50c +.

Just a note of caution though...give the sheers size of the RTX die and various distributed VRAM on those cards, make sure NOT to over-tighten an aftermarket w-block
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About the RTX2080TI, I actually kind of regret getting the RTX2080TI as that was what holding me back from getting an caselabs sma8a. I was about to order the sma8a revision in Feb last year and that would have made the cutoff for delivery. Even had caselabs not gone under, I would have gotten the case instead of marginal upgrade in GPU from 1080ti. I am waiting for the high end 7nm Nvidia/Intel GPU's myself.
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Watercool it, why not ? Better temps, bigger OC potential and silent system.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Section31 View Post
About the RTX2080TI, I actually kind of regret getting the RTX2080TI as that was what holding me back from getting an caselabs sma8a. I was about to order the sma8a revision in Feb last year and that would have made the cutoff for delivery. Even had caselabs not gone under, I would have gotten the case instead of marginal upgrade in GPU from 1080ti. I am waiting for the high end 7nm Nvidia/Intel GPU's myself.
I was ready to get the 2080Ti but given the lack of stock initially, the fact I had to get a waterblock (all custom loop here) and the ridiculous pricing (especially at launch for AIBs) made me wait....Yet, I have a huge back log of older titles I WANT to play (i.e. playing DOOM 2016) and a 1080Ti that plays happily at 2090/13000 mem.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Section31 View Post
About the RTX2080TI, I actually kind of regret getting the RTX2080TI as that was what holding me back from getting an caselabs sma8a. I was about to order the sma8a revision in Feb last year and that would have made the cutoff for delivery. Even had caselabs not gone under, I would have gotten the case instead of marginal upgrade in GPU from 1080ti. I am waiting for the high end 7nm Nvidia/Intel GPU's myself.
If you still want one, join the CaseLabs FB group. They've helped people track the cases down.

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