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I know this is subjective, but I need some help.  My current nearly six-year-old GTX 980 Ti died (blown voltage regulator chip, image attached).  Granted, I've kept my computer on 24/7 pretty much since 2014.  I'm not sure if replacing the regulator chip will revive the card or not, but I'm inclined to say, "just get a new card."  I've been reading a lot of reviews about RTX 2080 Ti's dying within two weeks of arrival, but I've also heard from some who say it's quite stable.  Despite the price point, which is more stable, and will last the longest?  The GTX 1080 Ti, or the RTX 2080 Ti?  I don't plan on upgrading for another 5 years or so (hopefully).  Or should I just flip a coin?

 

Aside from the GPU, I'll probably want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, and memory soon, as well.  I just purchased a 1000w power supply, initially thinking the issue was with the power supply.  After reviewing Linus' computer troubleshooting video, he recommended re-seating the GPU.  It came on for a split second and *pop*, blown voltage regulator.  I was considering a Ryzen 2700+, but I've seen reviews about Ryzen and the RTX 2080 Ti bottlenecking, and read that an Intel processor would solve that.  I'm technically proficient, but not really a breadboard soldering hardware guy that understands the ins-and-outs of such things.  Does anyone have any recommendations of motherboard/processor to use with either of the above GPUs?  I'm currently running an AMD FX-8320 Black Edition 8-core with Asus M5A97 R2 motherboard.

 

And for those wondering what I'll be doing with my computer?  I do a lot of things, from gaming (FPS, MMORPG, and simulation), 3D modeling (3D printing), to virtualization.  Thanks for any opinions, benchmarks, and statistics that you can provide to make a sound decision. 

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I'm not really going to weigh in on the new GPU, but I'd be very surprised if the card worked after you replaced the blown chip, when components related to voltage regulation go they have a bad tendency to take out stuff downstream. Which in this case means the GPU core.

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GTX 980 tis seem to die a lot.

One of mine died 45 days before the RMA was out. I got lucky.

I replaced it with a GTX 1080 a few weeks later but that was not a good upgrade.

The GTX 1080 ti was a good upgrade.

 

I have a RTX 2080 ti and I am not worried about it. I have 3 years to RMA it if it goes. If it does I will use the 1080 or 980 ti for the few weeks I am out of a card. 

 

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If you want the best, 9900k and 2080ti.  2700x and 1080ti is a nice setup and will probably give you 75% of the performance for half the cost.  9900k and 1080ti would be somehwere in the middle.

 

No concerns with my 2080ti.  I bought one from the company with the best warranty and I have confidence in their customer service and RMA procedure.  

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Im not a expert, but newer games will have ray tracing so the RTX is a obvious choice if the budget doesn't matter.

If it breaks down, you will just get a new one on warranty!

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14 minutes ago, TomWright said:

I was considering a Ryzen 2700+, but I've seen reviews about Ryzen and the RTX 2080 Ti bottlenecking, and read that an Intel processor would solve that.

That's some nice propaganda you've been reading, lol. The top tier Ryzen CPU, the 2700x (it's not a +, its an x, btw) performs like an 8600k, which is a great 6 core gaming CPU. 

 

Also, bottlenecking goes away as you play on higher resolutions, since it puts for stress on the GPU.

 

1080Ti's aren't being made anymore and are very hard to find brand new. A 2080 (non Ti) performs like a 1080Ti, but also has the benefits of DLSS, Raytracing, and better workstation task speeds. The 2080 will be faster than the 1080Ti for your 3D modeling and other work tasks.

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3 minutes ago, mxk. said:

That's some nice propaganda you've been reading, lol. The top tier Ryzen CPU, the 2700x (it's not a +, its an x, btw) performs like an 8600k, which is a great 6 core gaming CPU. 

 

Also, bottlenecking goes away as you play on higher resolutions, since it puts for stress on the GPU.

 

1080Ti's aren't being made anymore and are very hard to find brand new. A 2080 (non Ti) performs like a 1080Ti, but also has the benefits of DLSS, Raytracing, and better workstation task speeds. The 2080 will be faster than the 1080Ti for your 3D modeling and other work tasks.

Small correction. A GTX 1080Ti performs very similar to an GTX 2080 in most tests. The Ti performs above that.

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Just now, SenpaiKaplan said:

Small correction. A GTX 1080Ti performs very similar to an GTX 2080 in most tests. The Ti performs above that.

Thats what I said? When did I say otherwise?

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I have 2080 Ti SLI, unlimited power! Really happy with it.

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6 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Thats what I said? When did I say otherwise?

Oh damned, im sorry. I read "2080 (non ti)" as 2080 (ti) somehow.

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Had a 1080ti and currently have a 2080ti. I was one of the unlucky few that got a bad 2080ti but ended up getting a new one so no big deal. Also I have a 2700x and a 8700k and I will say that the 2700x will bottleneck a 2080ti in certain games even at 4k. Granted it was fallout 76 and the game is pretty damn buggy and pretty unoptimized but at 1440p you will likely see the 2700x bottleneck the 2080ti. I would probably wait till ryzen 3000 before upgrading to ryzen for a 2080ti unless you plan to play at 4k. 

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I have owned a dozen or so 1080 Ti's and they were all rock solid from the FE version at launch up the the EVGA FTW3.  It paired well with my older 3700k and X99 setup as well as with the 2700x.  

 

The 2080 Ti that I have has been solid since launch.  I did see a performance increase when moved from the 2700x to the 9900k build but that was to be expected. 

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