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Posts posted by mardon85

  1. For me with the release of DLSS 2.0 which really is a game changer i'd go 2070 Super. 

    In addition the new DX12 Ultimate and Vulkan API's now have built in ray tracing which should make its implementation more common.


    Both of the above features can't or don't run as well on the 1080Ti even though its technically a stronger card.

  2. Update.

    I wasn't 100% happy with the 2080Ti temps so i've made some updates:

    I managed to source a 49mm deep radiator which was essentially the same in all other aspects as the Corsair H55.

    Installed a fan controller for the 92 and 120mm redux fans for the GPU incoming air and the NF-A12x15 extract below the GPU block. I'm hoping the air will be drawn over the card then exhausted out.

    Swapped out the fans for CPU & GPU fans for noctua nf-a12x25  -TIP.. Don't bother with any other fan. These are so much quieter than the redux fans. Even at 100% they're not that loud.


    Very happy with the results 52C in metro and 45C in COD Warzone.






  3. I've always loved small form factor cases over bling and led. The build below is my dream build. Having discovered £1 listings on ebay and getting some really good prices for my old hardware I set about building this mini beast. It had to be small, quiet and pack a punch. 

    Fitting the dual AIO's in was a challenge but once the orientation is right it goes in nicely. The CPU AIO  radiator is actually sitting over the PSU and the GPU radiator sits over the CPU block. I found this to be the best orientation to avoid kinks. 

    I only use the PC for gaming and Revit which is primarily single threaded so figured a cooler 9700k would be a better fit for the small form factor than a furnace 9900k. 

    Temps 50C/60c gaming CPU

    GPU RTX games 62c with normal games running around 50c. 


    All in all I'm over the moon with it. Just tempted to swap out to the better noctua fans on the rads. 


    I'll post another pic in its second habitat. The living room tonight. OLED 4k/60hz HDR single player games are a sight to behold. 



    Msi Gaming Carbon z370i

    9700k @ 5.1ghz 24/7

    Gigabyte Gaming OC 2080 ti

    Corsair SF750

    16Gb Corsair Ddr4 @ 3700mhz



    Saberent 1tb M.2

    500gb Crucial SSD

    2tb Samsung HDD



    Kraken G12 + corsair h50 - GPU

    Corsair H60 CPU

    Noctua Redux 1700RPM fans



    Creative G6

    Senheiser 6XX cans


    3D mark results:

    Fire Strike - 29367

    Port Royal - 10372

    Time Spy Extreme - 7261





    In its natural habitat. 



  4. 19 hours ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

    Boost Higher by what? Maybe 2%?

    So basically 1fps here and there if you're lucky...it ain't worth it at all and you won't convince me otherwise.

    My Gigabyte 2080ti gaming OC was reaching 86C and running well below 2000mhz prior to me fitting a Kraken G2 and that with with a noisy fan curve. 

    Now the PC is much much quieter, runs 2020mhz undervolted and under 60c.

    Its not just 2% it's more than that. It's the whole picture. 

    But different people want/value different things. 

    I see you run a Corsair AIO on your CPU. What is your opposition to fitting an AIO on your GPU? 


  5. 4 hours ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

    what is your ''environment''? the surface of mercury?

    These components DO NOT require anywhere near this level of cooling performance to last longer than their expected useful life.

    prove me wrong :D


    It's not about life though is it. The 20 series cards love to boost higher when the core is less than 45C. To do that on air would be very noisy! 

  6. 1 hour ago, industromaxx said:

    Normally when I play VR games and such, my 2080ti boost clocks to around 2130mhz or more between 29 degrees celsius to 39 degrees celcius. My card is the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080ti Xtreme Waterforce WB 11g. I don't overclock, because there's no need to on a GPU like mine.

    Your clocks are just via Nvidia GPU boost? 

  7. Good numbers 

    27 minutes ago, Ebony Falcon said:

    I got my 2080 running at 2085mhz 

    which I had to get my temps right down to do 

    I peak at 2140mhz also 

    I don’t think there are my people who run at 2100 MHz solid I think those are just peak numbers 


    Good numbers! I had a 2080 Super and it ran considerably cooler than the 2080Ti. What cooling solution are you using?

  8. 57 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

    No telling.  People write stuff on the internet.  Things like “how I got where I am” tend to get left out in a lot of things in life by a lot of people, generally for the same reason, that being the “if you knew what I did to get there it wouldn’t sound nearly as impressive”. 

    I personally don’t bother overclocking video cards.  The performance difference between an overclocked card and a non overclocked card functionally is usually meager. 

    Yes totally agree other than on GPU OCing. IMO it depends on the card and resolution you play at as to whether its worth it. I play at 4k/60 or 3440x1440/100 and with the help of DLSS I can pretty much max the games out so no massive need to overclock too much. I did need a little extra clock speed to get Metro where I needed though.

  9. 33 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

    From what it sounds like, maybe nothing.  You’re ”hitting” 2140mhz.  It’s a question of what people mean by hitting.  You seem to want to average 2100mhz.  I’m not at all sure that is what these claims are.  Also I kinda doubt there’s a significant difference between 2070 and 2100 functionally.  Plus there’s individual chip differences to consider.  
    People play with these numbers a lot.  It’s one reason reviewers count fps rather than MHz.

    I think that's what I was getting at. People are saying it but are they actually achieving it in a heavy load game? If so i'd love some tips.

    Chip by chip difference isn't coming into play as yet because i'm hitting the power limit and not getting any crashes. So people that are getting 2100mhz in metro exodus must be under a larger radiator or custom loop i'm guessing?

  10. I'm seeing across the internet people claiming to run their 2080Ti's are 2100mhz+ on the core?? How and is this locked or for the first 10 seconds of a benchmark?


    I've got a water cooled Gigabyte 2080Ti Gaming OC (A Chip) mounted under Kraken G12 Corsair H50 AIO with Noctua 1700rpm 120mm fan on the rad, Noctua 92mm mounted to the G12 and copper heat sinks on the RAM and VRMS. This is installed in a SFF V6 Ncase M1 with another 120mm intake fan mounted below the card. I have flashed the card with a KFA 130% power limit BIOS.


    When gaming in metro exodus or benching time spy ultra I am hitting the power limit and card can run at 2140mhz for a short while then settles around 2070mhz with temps around 72C. Thats at 4k/60 RTX on.

    I tried undervolting the card and it now runs at 1920mhz and 62C during metro or 52C on PUBG (3440x1400/100hz). I'll be keeping this setting as i've maxed out the refresh rate of the respective monitors.  


    More for my personal interest or future performance headroom but how are people hitting 2100mhz+ on air without hitting a voltage limit? What am I doing wrong?


    As a side note.. wow DLSS 2.0 on 'Deliver us the Moon' is a game changer! Decent performance bump for no discernable drop in image quality at 4K and lovely lovely reflections :D Please please Deep Sliver go back and patch metro Exodus especially now its on steam!

  11. Thanks for all the replies everyone. 

    Good point regarding the heat over time through the cable. 

    I'll go with one for now so I can fit it all in and am awaiting a response to an email regarding custom ones. 

    I'm hoping 25/30cm should be long enough without too much left over. 

    Unless anyone has seen any already made up for sale in the UK that aren't £20 a go! 

  12. I've got quite a small SFX case (Ncase M1) and an SF750 psu. It's got x2 double 6+2 8Pin connections. 

    Am I best connecting two individual cables from the Psu to a 2080ti or just use one of the double connectors? Space is tight so if two individual cables are better I'll order some shorter custom ones. 

  13. 8 minutes ago, Sir0Tek said:

    So I guess the point is the 2080S isn't that shabby (especially when compared to the non-S) due to it's OC-capabilities?

    Yes I think out the box 5% probably is a bit of a disappointment but it doesn't cost any more. However once overclocked it certainly becomes are more attractive option.

    I'm only just reading about power limits now and if there was a BIOS with a higher limit i'm sure I could have gone further with the 2080 Super. It wasn't that it was crashing above 2050mhz it just wouldn't hold clocks sustained over that amount. So who knows, perhaps I could have closed the gap some more. RIP little 2080 Super, sorry I fried you.