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  1. Funny
    Energycore got a reaction from zeusthemoose for a status update, - Buys a 1080 Ti - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu! (this is what osu! looks li   
    - Buys a 1080 Ti
    - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu!
     
    (this is what osu! looks like if you're wondering)
     
    Look at that intense graphical fidelity
  2. Funny
    Energycore got a reaction from Mr.Meerkat for a status update, - Buys a 1080 Ti - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu! (this is what osu! looks li   
    - Buys a 1080 Ti
    - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu!
     
    (this is what osu! looks like if you're wondering)
     
    Look at that intense graphical fidelity
  3. Funny
    Energycore got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, - Buys a 1080 Ti - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu! (this is what osu! looks li   
    - Buys a 1080 Ti
    - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu!
     
    (this is what osu! looks like if you're wondering)
     
    Look at that intense graphical fidelity
  4. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Moonzy for a status update, Oh you're gonna like this a LOT   
    Oh you're gonna like this a LOT
     
     
  5. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 for a status update, - Buys a 1080 Ti - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu! (this is what osu! looks li   
    - Buys a 1080 Ti
    - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu!
     
    (this is what osu! looks like if you're wondering)
     
    Look at that intense graphical fidelity
  6. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, - Buys a 1080 Ti - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu! (this is what osu! looks li   
    - Buys a 1080 Ti
    - Proceeds to use it mainly to play osu!
     
    (this is what osu! looks like if you're wondering)
     
    Look at that intense graphical fidelity
  7. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Gundar for a status update, Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache" Not enough to make a news A   
    Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache"
     
    Not enough to make a news Article since we only know that the patent exists, but there might be something of a big cache in the RDNA2.0 chip that has much, much higher bandwidth / latency compared to VRAM, and could explain why the rumored 6900 XT has a 256-bit bus (which normally would be waaaay to little memory bandwidth).
     
    We'll have to see. If AMD managed to shove a good amount of "L4-ish" cache into their GPU and actually can leverage it in games this could be a way better innovation than Nvidia's "oh look, our INT cores can now do FP so let's count them as CUDA cores!" this gen.
     
    All wild speculation at this point.
  8. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache" Not enough to make a news A   
    Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache"
     
    Not enough to make a news Article since we only know that the patent exists, but there might be something of a big cache in the RDNA2.0 chip that has much, much higher bandwidth / latency compared to VRAM, and could explain why the rumored 6900 XT has a 256-bit bus (which normally would be waaaay to little memory bandwidth).
     
    We'll have to see. If AMD managed to shove a good amount of "L4-ish" cache into their GPU and actually can leverage it in games this could be a way better innovation than Nvidia's "oh look, our INT cores can now do FP so let's count them as CUDA cores!" this gen.
     
    All wild speculation at this point.
  9. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Tristerin for a status update, Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache" Not enough to make a news A   
    Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache"
     
    Not enough to make a news Article since we only know that the patent exists, but there might be something of a big cache in the RDNA2.0 chip that has much, much higher bandwidth / latency compared to VRAM, and could explain why the rumored 6900 XT has a 256-bit bus (which normally would be waaaay to little memory bandwidth).
     
    We'll have to see. If AMD managed to shove a good amount of "L4-ish" cache into their GPU and actually can leverage it in games this could be a way better innovation than Nvidia's "oh look, our INT cores can now do FP so let's count them as CUDA cores!" this gen.
     
    All wild speculation at this point.
  10. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from zeusthemoose for a status update, Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache" Not enough to make a news A   
    Apparently AMD patented something called "Infinity Cache"
     
    Not enough to make a news Article since we only know that the patent exists, but there might be something of a big cache in the RDNA2.0 chip that has much, much higher bandwidth / latency compared to VRAM, and could explain why the rumored 6900 XT has a 256-bit bus (which normally would be waaaay to little memory bandwidth).
     
    We'll have to see. If AMD managed to shove a good amount of "L4-ish" cache into their GPU and actually can leverage it in games this could be a way better innovation than Nvidia's "oh look, our INT cores can now do FP so let's count them as CUDA cores!" this gen.
     
    All wild speculation at this point.
  11. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, This one has got to take the crown. Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build v   
    This one has got to take the crown.
     

    Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build video. Naturally, the PSU shut down as soon as you put even a slight load on the GPU.
  12. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from zeusthemoose for a status update, This one has got to take the crown. Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build v   
    This one has got to take the crown.
     

    Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build video. Naturally, the PSU shut down as soon as you put even a slight load on the GPU.
  13. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, This one has got to take the crown. Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build v   
    This one has got to take the crown.
     

    Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build video. Naturally, the PSU shut down as soon as you put even a slight load on the GPU.
  14. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, This one has got to take the crown. Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build v   
    This one has got to take the crown.
     

    Edit: It's the PSU from Linus' AliExpress build video. Naturally, the PSU shut down as soon as you put even a slight load on the GPU.
  15. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  16. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  17. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Aereldor for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  18. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  19. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Slottr for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  20. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Moonzy for a status update, (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece , and a couple smaller status upd   
    (This post follows up on the previous 1080 ti piece, and a couple smaller status updates where a lot of you guys helped a lot. Thanks to @Moonzy and @Aereldor especially).
    Small Case Mod Blog.
     
    This is the first case mod I make that doesn't look horrible (still not the best, but looks fine), so I'm excited to share it with you.
     
    If you've followed my previous content you'd know I placed the radiator from my 1080 Ti on the top front slot of my case for space purposes.
    Well, I ran into the problem of the front panel in front of that rad is completely solid. Whoops!
     
    Initially I thought about making some other changes like flipping the front panel (which was not doable).
     
    So I decided that the simplest solution is probably the best one; here's what I did.
    I took the top of the front panel (pictured above) and chopped it off. It allows a little over 1/2" of opening (13mm for cultured folks). You can see two guide cuts and one botch in this first picture.
    This is the end result. The finish is not the nicest looking, but it's smooth enough and it's safe (the most important bit). I sawed the big chunk off then used a file to remove material and sandpaper for the finish. I could definitely do better with better tools and instruction.
     
     
    This is how it looks back on the case! I'm very happy with this, and I'll be doing some temperature testing once I do Part 3: Performance of my GTX 1080 Ti blog. I can tell you that before making this change, the card slowly heated up and reached as high as 83C, then I stopped the load because it didn't show signs of stopping.
     
    Current setup: GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid, Corsair AF120 fan (an Arctic P12 static pressure optimized fan arrives next week).
    Temperature before: 83C+ (I stopped the test before it went over, it was showing no sign of stopping).
    Temperature after: 75C (After 10 minutes of looking straight at the Dragon in Heaven Bunchmark with Extreme Tessellation).
     
    I'm expecting a significant temperature drop once I use a static pressure optimized fan. 75 is very high for a watercooled card.
     
    The takeaway here is folks, airflow matters. Don't buy a constrained case for any reason! Unless you don't mind punching holes into it like this.
  21. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, Ice Cream, Chillin'   
    Ice Cream, Chillin'
  22. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, UPDATE: After some temp testing in Heaven, looks like I need a static pressure Optimi   
    UPDATE: After some temp testing in Heaven, looks like I need a static pressure Optimized fan. Welp, time to buy a black NF-F12 then. I bought an Arctic P12 because they're easily the best bang for buck static pressure optimized fans.
     
    Alright! Blog post about the new (used) 1080 Ti!
     
    I always wanted a hybrid card because I love silent (or near so) computing, but I also wanted a flagship card and generally those get noisy even with 3-slot solutions. Also for the sake of overclocking!
     
    Part 1: Packaging.
    Card came in the original box, with acceptable packaging material. Only thing I hated was that the owner didn't keep the anti-static bag so I got it wrapped in foam. Dammit people ESD is a real problem!
    The card had some small aesthetic details. The only one noticeable though is the fraying on the tube sleeve, which you can see here.
    Only the first picture looks blatant enough, and I fixed that with good ole electrical tape.
    Stock fan that came with it vibrates, which is a bummer. So I'm using one of my cheap LED fans counting on the fact that I really don't need the cooling performance (looking at reviews for this card, top temperature on the GPU is below 50C, and I'm planning to create a curve that only ramps up past 60).
     
    Part 2: Assembly
    Here is where I regret buying an NH-C14S. Clearance behind the cooler is barely enough to push the rad through, and I'm not about to screw a fan outside the computer (though I though about it!)
    So I decided for a front case mount.
    Then I heard the voice of Steve from GN's ghost saying RAD PLACEMENT YOU PLEB so I quickly corrected my blasphemous mistake.
    Eventually I ended up routing the tubes to the away side rather than the down side, just for cleanliness' sake. You'll see that in the final assembly here, paper towel for leak testing included.
     
     
    I'll show you part 3: Performance later when I get my new 4K monitor since 1080p performance on the low-demand games I run is pointless. The most demanding game I play is Assetto Corsa (not the second one, the first one) sooooo.
     
    Immediately after connecting the GPU I couldn't help but notice the pump noise. It.... sounds like a fountain pump, but when you're far enough away (and once I put on the side panel) it should be nigh inaudible except at night. Here's a recording anyway, using my phone 5cm away.

    See you next week for part 3!

    WhatsApp Ptt 2020-09-29 at 15.46.42.ogg
  23. Informative
    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, Ok so I need your guys' help This is my case front panel. I need the top triangle to   
    Ok so I need your guys' help
     
    This is my case front panel.
     

     
    I need the top triangle to be like the bottom triangle (basically I need it to be able to intake -some- airflow).
     
    How do I do that? Where would I bring this that could do that kinda precision cuts, and is it worth it?
  24. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from FakeNSA for a status update, UPDATE: After some temp testing in Heaven, looks like I need a static pressure Optimi   
    UPDATE: After some temp testing in Heaven, looks like I need a static pressure Optimized fan. Welp, time to buy a black NF-F12 then. I bought an Arctic P12 because they're easily the best bang for buck static pressure optimized fans.
     
    Alright! Blog post about the new (used) 1080 Ti!
     
    I always wanted a hybrid card because I love silent (or near so) computing, but I also wanted a flagship card and generally those get noisy even with 3-slot solutions. Also for the sake of overclocking!
     
    Part 1: Packaging.
    Card came in the original box, with acceptable packaging material. Only thing I hated was that the owner didn't keep the anti-static bag so I got it wrapped in foam. Dammit people ESD is a real problem!
    The card had some small aesthetic details. The only one noticeable though is the fraying on the tube sleeve, which you can see here.
    Only the first picture looks blatant enough, and I fixed that with good ole electrical tape.
    Stock fan that came with it vibrates, which is a bummer. So I'm using one of my cheap LED fans counting on the fact that I really don't need the cooling performance (looking at reviews for this card, top temperature on the GPU is below 50C, and I'm planning to create a curve that only ramps up past 60).
     
    Part 2: Assembly
    Here is where I regret buying an NH-C14S. Clearance behind the cooler is barely enough to push the rad through, and I'm not about to screw a fan outside the computer (though I though about it!)
    So I decided for a front case mount.
    Then I heard the voice of Steve from GN's ghost saying RAD PLACEMENT YOU PLEB so I quickly corrected my blasphemous mistake.
    Eventually I ended up routing the tubes to the away side rather than the down side, just for cleanliness' sake. You'll see that in the final assembly here, paper towel for leak testing included.
     
     
    I'll show you part 3: Performance later when I get my new 4K monitor since 1080p performance on the low-demand games I run is pointless. The most demanding game I play is Assetto Corsa (not the second one, the first one) sooooo.
     
    Immediately after connecting the GPU I couldn't help but notice the pump noise. It.... sounds like a fountain pump, but when you're far enough away (and once I put on the side panel) it should be nigh inaudible except at night. Here's a recording anyway, using my phone 5cm away.

    See you next week for part 3!

    WhatsApp Ptt 2020-09-29 at 15.46.42.ogg
  25. Like
    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 for a status update, For some reason, MSI Afterburner can't read or control the speed of the 1080Ti Hybrid   
    For some reason, MSI Afterburner can't read or control the speed of the 1080Ti Hybrid's radiator fan, so I'm going to connect that fan to the motherboard and control it with speedfan like a real Texan.
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