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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 03:26 AM - Thread Starter
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About to buy 1080Ti Auros Extreme - thoughts?

Hi,

I'm sorry if it's been asked bunch of times, I'm kinda in a spot where I have to decide today if I will get the Gigabyte's 1080Ti Auros Extreme for 520€.
The seller said that it's completely new and was used only for testing it if it works. I get 4 years of warranty with it since it's not yet registered on Gigabytes site or anything.

Now the question is, is it worth it and how good is this one from Gigabyte?

Now, the backstory. I'm waiting for new Ryzen CPU's to come out and then I will build a completely new PC. But since 20x0 GPU prices are freaking insane, I started looking at used ones and found this deal.
At first, I was pumped to get 2070, but it costs 200€ more and it's not as good as 1080Ti. Now, currently, I have two 1080p screens, where one of them is 144Hz, but sometime next year I plan to upgrade to 1440p. I know that 1080Ti is quite an overkill for 1080p, but still, it looks like a good deal.

I was also looking at 2060, but it's only 50€ less than this 1080Ti so I'm not sure if that's a good choice.

Now the other question, currently I have XFX 550W Gold PSU and 4690K CPU, so I won't be able to test it out fully until I get a new build, but will the 550W do just for a day to see if it works and so on?

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Personally, I would not recommend the Gigabyte Aorus 1080Ti's because of the very poor quality of materials used.
Here is a video example.
You can literally bend and break stuff off the card with little applied pressure. I would not buy this.
My MSI GamingX for example, is the sturdiest graphics card I personally had so far.
Try searching for one of these or an Asus Strix variant, or EVGA for example.

To give you a bit more info on the MSI version, the one I have, I can honestly say that this is the most impressed I ever was by a video card. Its VERY silent. Fans run at about 2600-2700RPM I believe and even at full load they are quite bearable to the point that I can ignore them, even with the side panel off, but the most impressive is the cooling capacity. At 2063Mhz with max voltage 1.093v I'm getting a max of 58C under constant Heaven benchmark with side panel off and about 60-62 with the side panel mounted, at 100% fan RPM which is slightly louder than my case fans (which are a joke). Compared to my previous 980 TI Strix with 3 fans running over 3600 RPM (IIRC), its day and night different. I couldn't stay next to it at full blast so keep that in mind, 2 bigger fans vs 3 smaller fans of the Strix version, for example.
The bad: Its ugly af, but you get used to it.

With that CPU, your PSU should be just about enough for a 1080Ti to run comfortably.

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posting video of that pleb as proof the gigabyte card is bad, are u freakin kidding me?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zfast4y0u View Post
posting video of that pleb as proof the gigabyte card is bad, are u freakin kidding me?
Are you on drugs?

I stand by my statement and I stand by Jay. In my opinion, he is very knowledgeable and his reviews are fair. You should check his channel

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Thanks everyone.
I've decided to wait it out and see how everything will unfold. Probably will go with 2060 from Asus.

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