welp, got a Trio X, glad i did.
Silent card at default fan profile. My entire system is silent now, at last...
So far testing this level of OC with the default fan profile, it will do (see pic).
4K is still hit and miss, not concerned as 2560x1440 in a desktop window on this TV = 36" monitor equivalent.
I was turning the system on and off while troubleshooting many times, then
Unfortunately, upon installing the card, the M.2 drive dismounted itself and is now dead... dunno if its the drive or the socket?
No big deal, was no faster than a normal SSD.
Then, found a dismounted cable that broke out of the mobo ATX connector... had to use another atx cable.
This must have damaged the cpu as it now doesn't like 8 sticks of ram installed.
A simple task of installing a GPU turned into a complete system rebuild!!!! hah, the bull**** in life.
At least it's cleaner and quiter now, besides my cpu, mobo is nearly 5 years old so...
Lian Li D8000, MSI Godlike, 5960X 4.6Ghz, 16GB DDR4 2666C14, MSI RTX 2080S GXT, 24 HDs/SSDs, Noctua NHD15S, 55" KS8000