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  1. GuruMeditationError

    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    @Princess Luna @jones177 @GoldenLag Thanks for the input guys. On reflection I'm going to just stick with my current build and see how long it lasts before I really have to upgrade...hopefully sometime relatively far off in the future. If the 3D modding scene drives an uptake of user implemented SLI I'll take a look at things then, but, for the meantime I'll be sticking with a single RTX 2070 at least for the lifespan of my current CPU, motherboard, RAM configuration. Thanks again guys,
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    What board would you recommend? Also,would you recommend skipping or avoiding the 9900k? You don't seem to like it as a CPU?
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Yeah, I already picked up an RTX 2070 card because I had a 970 and needed more VRAM for Fallout 4 modding (and to try out Fallout 76) and I found a brand new Strix for £200 under the going rate. The guy wanted quick cash so I obliged and now I've got an RTX card. One benefit of running RTX cards also, is that when I do play the new games they do have the RTX effects, which I love the look of. As for planning ahead, I just kind of want to plot an upgrade path for myself to motivate me to try and get the cash together for all of it; and to figure out stuff like, whether I need a new PC case because of SLI heat issues; whether I need to pre-order to secure a flagship motherboard (because that's the one component I'd want to buy new, and maybe even pre-order, to ensure that I get one). That kind of thing.
  4. GuruMeditationError

    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Thanks, that's good of you to clarify that. It's okay, it wasn't really harsh, it's just people keep telling me that every time I post about it, sometimes repeatedly (although admittedly some of that was trolling). But I understand what you mean now; I hadn't really looked at it that way, and it is appreciated now that I do. Also, I'm going to be buying the 2080ti's second hand when the prices drop, so it's not going to be a massive outlay. Re. the drivers and re. future games; there are people in the community that have written scripts that patch the 3D back into the new drivers and there are people working on converting new games all the time...the list's still growing. I've posted to ask if they might start working on SLI drivers once the system requirements get steeper. If it seems like something that might happen then I'll probably opt for an SLI config. As for games running better on architecture they were optimised for; I hadn't actually considered that. You think there'd definitely be that much of a difference that two 1080ti's would outperform two 2080ti's? Ultimately it's the newer titles that are just starting to be released and that are in the pipeline that I mainly want the 2080ti's for, so that might not be such an issue...the older stuff would have much more modest system requirements and could at worst probably be brute-forced into running well by the extra gpu processing power? Although that last part's pure assumption; more of a question really.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    I think you're right about that. I think for me the question is whether the price is worth paying. I'm definitely going to get at least one, at some point, when the prices come down and I can pick one up second hand on eBay, but as for SLI, I guess I need to ask the 3D community if the coders there might turn their hand to creating SLI profiles when the hardware requirements start to increase beyond the capabilities of the 20 series cards.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Okay, thanks, that was going to be my next question. And you're sure about that? Is that the general consensus or do you have first hand experience of this? I only have a mid-tower case so, I'm limited to as to the number of fans I can fit.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Also, interested in hearing your thoughts on this. I thought conventional wisdom would suggest they'd get quite hot.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    I think I'm just looking for a general guideline, rather than a list of components and where to buy them? I almost posted this as a hypothetical question, and in many ways it is, because it's still at a very early planning stage (why I'm trying to do the research) and is in a state of flux. In fact, stuff you're telling me is actually causing me to question whether I should go SLI at all. I don't mean to frustrate you but I can't give you solid figures or a definitive time-frame, but I do appreciate your willingness to lend assistance and I think the input you've given me so far was at least worth posting the thread for. Thanks so much, I'm just sorry I can't give you any definitive answers regarding this. But thanks anyway. Yes, I do know that: the only place I can post about 3D gaming without that being the immediate response is at the 3D Vision forum. As for the money, ultimately I'll be buying the 2080ti's second hand a few years from now, when they come down in price; I was just trying to get a general idea of the PC spec I'd need to support them. Thanks for the input, it's most appreciated.
  9. GuruMeditationError

    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    I know, but there's still a community of us out there that love 3D gaming and always will and we'll probably always be looking for ways to keep 3D gaming viable. There's always VR, but a lot of people into 3D are just putting off adoption of VR for as long as they possibly can. VR is a thing unto itself and not the ideal solution for traditional 3D gaming.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Apologies, I thought the limitation was implied by the approach. To put it plainly, unless I start sticking stuff on eBay I'm not going to have the cash for the build. Also, the one, maybe two 2080ti's will in all probably be the very last thing fitted to the system, as those will be purchased second hand from eBay; there's not really any two ways about that, and it won't be for some time... ...so the money freed up for the budget will be considerably less, and the main reason for the build, it's primary purpose, is gaming in 3D. The 2080ti is the last card to support Nvidia's 3D Vision technology; all following releases just won't have the tech as part of their hardware; two of them in SLI will be as powerful as performance will probably ever get for 3D Vision.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Stuck with the limitations I'm stuck with I'm afraid. lol As for the underwhelming board; do you mean the flagship for 9900k specifically, or you just don't like Asus boards?
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    I'm looking at it from a different perspective: what do I need & how long will I need to wait until it shows up on eBay at a price I can afford. It's a different kind of paradigm, although I'll probably buy the motherboard new as I want to be assured of getting the one I need; probably the Asus flagship board. I'll be fitting it with the least expensive "place-holder" RAM and CPU that it'll support, so as to test board functionality and at least get it running. It's a project that's still in the planning phase so it's changing, but just trying to get a set of specs as a goal to work towards. If the bottleneck calculator that I've linked to above can be trusted (and I've been told not to trust it) it seems the i9-9900k doesn't even quite cover it at stock speeds...so, maybe something from the following generation would be the way to go, although Nvidia are phasing out SLI support so there's no telling whether the next set of boards for the next chipsets will even support SLI.
  13. GuruMeditationError

    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    I don't really know the ins and outs of the technology that's used. Would it make a difference to system spec recommendations? Also, re. SLI: Is it really that bad? Surely the benefits outweigh the limitations?
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Thanks, that makes sense. It would mean me buying a larger P.C. case and new cooling, so would literally be a new build from the ground up. As for this bottleneck calculator (that I've been told not to trust) the Intel Core i9-9900K doesn't even have the overhead to support 2-way RTX 2080 Ti 's I think I need to do a little more research on SLI.
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    Future planned build for SLI'd 2080 Ti's

    Not sure? It's Nvidia 3D Vision?
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