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Energycore

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    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
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    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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    Energycore got a reaction from soldier_ph 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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    Energycore got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, Remember when the x80 card was under 200W? 980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for th   
    Remember when the x80 card was under 200W?
     
    980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for that same Wattage you could get an RX 480 (LOL)
     
    Nowadays Nvidia seems to have forgot about performance per Watt. Wonder if they know something we don't
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    Energycore got a reaction from ProjectBox153 for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from gloop for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from Blademaster91 for a status update, Remember when the x80 card was under 200W? 980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for th   
    Remember when the x80 card was under 200W?
     
    980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for that same Wattage you could get an RX 480 (LOL)
     
    Nowadays Nvidia seems to have forgot about performance per Watt. Wonder if they know something we don't
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    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 for a status update, Remember when the x80 card was under 200W? 980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for th   
    Remember when the x80 card was under 200W?
     
    980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for that same Wattage you could get an RX 480 (LOL)
     
    Nowadays Nvidia seems to have forgot about performance per Watt. Wonder if they know something we don't
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    Energycore got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, Remember when the x80 card was under 200W? 980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for th   
    Remember when the x80 card was under 200W?
     
    980 was 165W TDP. 1080 was 180W and for that same Wattage you could get an RX 480 (LOL)
     
    Nowadays Nvidia seems to have forgot about performance per Watt. Wonder if they know something we don't
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    Energycore reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, Giveaway for status-dwellers Part LXIX: LTTStore.com Edition READ THE RULES BEFORE YO   
    Giveaway for status-dwellers Part LXIX: LTTStore.com Edition
    READ THE RULES BEFORE YOU POST.
     

     
    Prize: LTT Insulated Water Bottle (Stealth) - 40oz (1.18L) Continental US OR A $20 Steam Gift Card (International)
     
    I bought two with the intention of giving the second one away.
     
    Eligibility Requirements: Human (or programed to display human-like behaviors).
     
    Rules:
    Member for at least 30 days, content count of at least 50.
    Posting more than 1 reply will disqualify you. Even if you hide it.
    Staff can enter for someone else if you're willing to take the notification bullet.
     
    Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is limited to the US. If you are not in the US, you can enter for the $20 Steam Gift Card, then pick a member from the US to get the water bottle.
     
    How to enter:
     
    Post 1 SELF-CREATED LTTStore.com meme. This can be written or a visual. Just keep in mind I'm not a deep fried meme person, so don't get too reddity. 
     
    Example:
     
    Giveaway will be closed Wed. 9PM (EST) whenever you see it get locked. I will read the entries and pick a winner by Friday since we're all in different time zones.
    Winner will be picked based on how entertained I am. Please do not enter or comment if you aren't going to take it seriously.
     
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    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
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    Energycore got a reaction from Peterwoo802 for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from zeusthemoose for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from Tristerin for a status update, lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores   
    lttstore.com is lowkey the Noctua of Creator Merch Stores
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    Energycore got a reaction from Moonzy for a status update, Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly. I'm wondering if this tear in the sl   
    Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly.
     
    I'm wondering if this tear in the sleeve of the tube is going to be an issue. I just bought this used 1080 ti Hybrid.
     
    I'm assuming not because that's a cloth sleeve around the plastic tube (I might even tear the whole cloth sleeve away). But if anyone has experience with these let me know.
     
    Vendor said they don't have the receipt for warranty anymore so I need to make sure this works. I'll be leak testing the card when it arrives anyway.
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    Energycore got a reaction from Peterwoo802 for a status update, Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly. I'm wondering if this tear in the sl   
    Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly.
     
    I'm wondering if this tear in the sleeve of the tube is going to be an issue. I just bought this used 1080 ti Hybrid.
     
    I'm assuming not because that's a cloth sleeve around the plastic tube (I might even tear the whole cloth sleeve away). But if anyone has experience with these let me know.
     
    Vendor said they don't have the receipt for warranty anymore so I need to make sure this works. I'll be leak testing the card when it arrives anyway.
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    Energycore got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly. I'm wondering if this tear in the sl   
    Ok, take 2 since the image didn't load properly.
     
    I'm wondering if this tear in the sleeve of the tube is going to be an issue. I just bought this used 1080 ti Hybrid.
     
    I'm assuming not because that's a cloth sleeve around the plastic tube (I might even tear the whole cloth sleeve away). But if anyone has experience with these let me know.
     
    Vendor said they don't have the receipt for warranty anymore so I need to make sure this works. I'll be leak testing the card when it arrives anyway.
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    Energycore got a reaction from Peterwoo802 for a status update, Is this tear in the tubes of the 1080Ti Hybrid dangerous? I'm assuming not because th   
    Is this tear in the tubes of the 1080Ti Hybrid dangerous?
     
    I'm assuming not because this is probably a sleeve around a plastic tube.
     
    I don't care about the aesthetics, I'll find a way to hide it
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    Energycore got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Is this tear in the tubes of the 1080Ti Hybrid dangerous? I'm assuming not because th   
    Is this tear in the tubes of the 1080Ti Hybrid dangerous?
     
    I'm assuming not because this is probably a sleeve around a plastic tube.
     
    I don't care about the aesthetics, I'll find a way to hide it
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    Energycore got a reaction from Peterwoo802 for a status update, Just learned looking at my purchase history that the card I bought is a 290X, not a 2   
    Just learned looking at my purchase history that the card I bought is a 290X, not a 290.
    Considering I paid $110 I'm not complaining.
     
    Time to double++ that performance though

     
    (I paid a bit much tbh but I really wanted a hybrid 1080 Ti)
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    Energycore got a reaction from Peterwoo802 for a status update,   
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    Energycore got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Saved for poster-ity   
    Saved for poster-ity
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