1) It can be difficult to get a straight answer from this due to bias. AMD fans may quickly say they don't have issues or they are exaggerated. For me, I chose NVIDIA for the reasons you expressed here.
2) EVGA's RMA service has been pain free for me. Great service, and it was on a used card I purchased from ebay since warranties can transfer.
3) EVGA cards tend to have a good reputation, but as with any brand there can be hickups here and there. For example, some of the 20 series cards had a "clicking," noise at fan startup, which happened to be the wire of the fan hitting the fan blade.
What is covering the GPU?
I have a 2070 super strix, and yes, you should be able to put in quiet mode so that the fans don't spin until 55 degrees.
I learned that for whatever reason, when I hit the bios switch on GPU, results aren't immediate. Coincidentally this last time I downloaded the asus version of the afterburner, and then it immediately switched over. I didn't even need to have it on at all times, just that once.
I only switched the bios 3 times and not sure what exactly triggers the change, but it has never been immediate. Hope that helps.
Then bent pins did a good job of stressing me out that day lol. And yes, I love the cooler as well. 5/5 stars!
For 1080p you should be enjoying yourself. Great build.
If this was my build, I may try to find a few more pennies for a more robust power supply in case I decided to get a more powerful GPU. But I'm splitting hairs.
I agree. I hate it when a nice build is ruined by RGB.
I agree with you on those cards being loud. Ppl will say it's quiet but I disagree. They must be used to blower cards or something. Nice build though.
NICE! didn't realize it was on my pc, thanks.
Maybe I can wait then, because I like the sound of my current headphones, and they can get distorted but it's usually because they are getting too loud.
Beforehand I could crank them up and they woudln't be loud enough. I
yes, def wait
If you don't care about noise levels, then go for a cheaper gpu.
If you're a noise freak like me, you'll love the Strix. I paid the extra 70+ for one myself. I plan to keep it at the minimum of 3 years, so paying about $23 at most extra a year (less than $2/month) is well worth the slight increase of price for premium cooling and silence. I've had mine since last october. The only complaint: the white LED lights where you plug in power are extremely bright and you can't control them. I had to darken those on my own by dabbing a little black nail polish paint on them.
this day an age always go with ssd
HDD? no thanks man lol
Those temps are great. As for bottlenecking, you have a healthy balance of a build there, with room to grow on a GPU if needed in the future.
Keep in mind that CPU has 6 cores 12 threads. Lots of games don't use threads. Heck, some games only use 4 cores. So you could be maxing out some games with the CPU and it would only show 33% utilization.
I use MSI afterburner. I'm asking because the previous person was concerned about airlfow but I bet you're doing just fine.
If anything I'd want faster Ram.
Next would be CPU, but that may still be fine if overclocked nicely.
That's a nice build for the price. How are the temps?
I've thought about it, but since the DAC makes the headphones sound better overall, I dont' want to go through that trouble.
Thanks. Yeah I tried both jacks. Too bad, I thought the mb was a half decent one.
As for self grounding noise isolator, is that a device i can find and place in pc? I'm liking the dac but the con to that is when I play games through headset w/friends i like how i can hear myself talk w/o delay when I plug stright into mb.
No way lol
I have the 2070 strix model. One of the most expensive versions but I bought it for the massive cooler = quiet, cool, and plenty of boost.
Nice work. What RPM's do you keep the fans at on the case?
Nice! My case for a future build (even if it's not in 3-4 years) is going to have that same setup! It seems to make much more sense having fans pull air from the bottom of case towards the GPU. I bet it helps with noise levels, which is something I'm very sensitive about.
looks like you have an aftermarket cooler on there, but have two GPU's? Interesting, would love more pics.
It really depends on what you want to do with it. Personally, if I had money to get a 2080ti, I'd rather get a 2070 super and a 6-8 core processor, and prob. STILL have money left over. Unless that CPU is free, I wouldn't go below 6 cores.
That price for the 2700x, what a time to be alive!
plus that is an excellent price for a 2080
Maybe he wants a 2080 and doesn't need to squeeze every penny? If he did then a 2060 super would be in there.
nice! Do you have the cpu overclocked, and if so what frequency?
Did you figure out the black screen? I've heard there are driver issues with amd cards so it may be that...
I've done that, they dont' include it anymore with drivers.
I fixed it, however. You have to download the app on the same drive as the operating system. So if you have C: Windows but download windows games on E:, you have to manually change it back to C: for the app to begin download.
yeah i've tried that unfortunately same results.
I personally could afford a 2080super but went with a 2070 super since the price of the 2080 and beyond weren't worth the diminishind returns for me.
Thanks for the heads up on the 2x8 stick situation, didn't realize that part. I'll prob. hold off on it then.
This needs to be upvoted. Buying that card is like throwing money away.
take it this is the non-k version. Are you shooting for 60fps?
i have 1440p 144hz monitor and the 2070 super does well enough for me. AAA games won't reach 144hz on ultra of course but that's where a gsync monitor steps in and makes things look glorious.
nice build! couple of questions about that AIO: Aren't you supposed to have it so that the cables aren't hanging down on the fan portion? That's what i've seen in other builds anyways and feedback from others.
Also, with the AIO tubes resting on GPU, wouldn't that warm up the water that's circulating?
interesting...i returned the gigabyte 2080 because the rgb simply stopped working 2nd day...
Not so sure what you mean for "casual."
I have a 2070super and not sure if I would go for anything less for 1440p. Division 2 and Outer worlds go above 60fps in 1440p in very high settings, but not by much in many areas. 75-80.
I def wouldn't go below a 2070, that's for sure.
you need a 2080ti in there :P
Mind sharing your 1080ti sc2 fan % RPM's under full load? I've tried a couple and they are way too loud for me, getting up to 59% fan speed under full load in my meshify c case with 2 140mm fans at 1000RPM on the front.
Reviewers say how quiet this card is, and I guess I'm just spoiled from my 970sc that i never heard. Great build btw.
You dodged a bullet if you want a quiet card :)
I'm with you 100%. Right now my mindset is this: I have over 400 days left on warranty. I'll enjoy my 1080ti until the latest refurb they send me dies when warranty is up, and then buy a NEW gpu then.
Thanks for the feedback. I'll stick with my 650w and return the one that's coming.
I got a little paranoid since this is the second GPU I had to RMA. I guess I just had bad luck with buying a used GPU that was used for mining, and then the refurbished one they replaced it with simply didn't hold up...
So thought i had it all figured out, but when I stress tested the GPU on my friends rig with a particular game (Resident evil 2), it never froze.
I tried this game out on my rig, and of course it doesn't freeze as well. Though other games will on that same hard drive.
I cranked the resolution on both so that the GPU was doing what it could.
I though I ruled it out being the GPU but this nightmare continues.
So this is what I plan to do:
1) Swap power supply and see if that helps. If not...
2) RMA the card.
Any other suggestions would be great. This is bothering me more than I should let it, and can be hard to think straight.
in pic 9 is that a fan that's blowing air from the bottom of case?
I never RMA"d a PSU, don't I have to send it in while my computer sits there? Or will they send a working unit in first and I can send back the old one?
I bought this one, seems like plenty of overhead juice and reliable.
yeah i did that. Clean install. Even installed on a diff. hard drive. Same crap.