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  1. tincanalley

    2080 or 2080 Super?

    It's killing me having to wait as well. I almost purchased the Asus Rog RTX 2080, but held off once I heard about the Super version. If they give the same kind of performance gains the 2070 Super has over the original 2070, I think it will be well worth the wait and cost the same.
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    2080 or 2080 Super?

    I would wait. If the Super model isn't worth it, you'll still be able to get a 2080 for a decent price as they will want to offload that model and lower the price to do so.
  3. Guess I'm the oldest respondent. 52 this year and been playing games since the introduction of the Magnavox Odyssey back in 72. Nothing like taping overlays on your TV for each game. How many other old-timers remember the first version of Doom with opengl that could be played in a window under NT 3.1? Or network play using IPX? We had many visits from the network guy with his sniffer. Not a serious gamer, now, but I still play when time permits.
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    Asus has their versions up on their site, less pricing, and they have the 2070 Super noted as having two 8 pins. So I'm assuming the 2080 Super will have the same.
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    Looks like the 2070 Super has two 8 pin connectors, so the 2080 Super that I am waiting for will also have two 8 pins. Guess I know I can now order to custom 8 pins.
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    That would be nice to have a twin wire to an 8 pin (for both PCIe and motherboard supply).
  7. tincanalley

    AUX Power to GPUs

    So then if the PSU manufacturers can use an 8 pin that can go beyond what an 8 pin on the PCIe side can handle, then the PCIe side needs to use something similar to make things easier and more efficient. Less cabling and cleaner look.
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    So the PSU makers can pump more than the standard amount of power through their connector and the cable, but the receiving end has to adhere to the standards? Not really a huge deal, but the darn cable looks ugly. I'm hoping the RTX 2080 Super will have a single 8 pin and then I'll get a custom cable for it. Until then, I'm using this ugly one. Thanks for the info
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    I'm attaching a couple of pics. This is a Corsair RM1000i and if you look at the PSU pic, you will see a single 6+2 cable in the upper left. That is the GPU power. Now the second is the GPU. See how the single cable splits into 2 for powering both ports. So power limitations set for an 8 pin are being ignored?
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    I don't think anyone is understanding. The cable comes off the PSU from an 8 pin port and divides it up into an 8 and a 6 at the other end, so in reality, the card is getting both power ports supplied by a single 8 port from the PSU.
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    AUX Power to GPUs

    I have a question about the additional power required by most of the GPUs. For instance, my older GTX 760 has one 8 port and one 6 port. Both of those are required to power the card (or so the manual and specs claim), obviously, but here's what I don't truly understand. Take the PSU connection, most have a single cable with two connectors on it. Usually two 6 pins and two 2 pins so you can use either 6 or 8 or a combination of the two. So this cable is splitting the same power lines coming from the PSU to supply those two ports. Since this is happening, why bother having 2 connectors on the card? Why not just have one 8 since there is no difference in what you're getting from the supply side? Even if you used two cables, if you have a single rail PSU, you would still be pulling from the same rail. I'm hoping I'm missing something no too simple, but it is quite possible I am.
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    Raid 1 and rebuild

    Cool, I'll give it a shot. Didn't think about the board using the CPU as well. Good to know.
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    Raid 1 and rebuild

    So I should back up the raid and switch? Doesn't software raid add overhead?
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    Raid 1 and rebuild

    Pretty new to the use of Raid and have a question about verifying and rebuilding. I have two 4TB WD drives in Raid 1 on and Asus Maximus XI Extreme. All was well with this setup for a couple of weeks, then the other day, out of nowhere, the Intel icon said it was verifying and there was disk activity for over 3 hours before it finished. Is this normal and something that happens often? I check the drives with WD diagnostics and there were no issues with either drive. Also, today I had them disconnected while I rearranged their mounting and I forgot to plug one in when I restarted the system into BIOS. I shut down once I noticed one was missing, plugged it back in and then restarted. This time I have disk activity and the Intel RST is saying it is rebuilding the array. So just from on boot into bios with one raid drive unplugged it decided it needed to rebuild when I plugged the second one in? Thanks for any and all info and advice.
  15. Okay, I still have work to do, but I'm almost done. I need the new video card and horizontal mount to arrive and then I can get some custom extensions for the cables and tidy it even more. Then I'm going to cover up the upper portion of the case with another strip of wood that will hide all the cables on the top and coming out of the power supply. From there I need to mount the SSD on the back wall and fashion a bracket for the VRM fan as well. With a few tweaks here and there, I should be done soon. Someone opened the door on the cabinet and you should have seen their face when they were presented with a computer. Not what they expected and when everything is buttoned up, it just looks like a wall cabinet. Anyone know of a 90 degree adapter for the power/reset/HDD led connection?
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