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4 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

annoying emoji's... I JUST WANTED TO TYPE C :

Forgot the FTW2 EVGA 1000 series.

Tier A

They are the ICX cards, just forgot the 2 on the end.

i9 9900K @ 5.0 GHz, NH D15, 32 GB DDR4 3200 GSKILL Trident Z RGB, AORUS Z390 MASTER, EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Samsung 860 EVO 500GB, ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27", Steel Series APEX PRO, Logitech Gaming Pro Mouse, CM Master Case 5, Corsair AXI 1600W Titanium. 

 

i7 8086K, AORUS Z370 Gaming 5, 16GB GSKILL RJV DDR4 3200, EVGA 2080TI FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB, (2)SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500 GB, Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU, Corsair HXI 850W.

 

i7 8700K, AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming, 16GB DDR4 3000, EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 960 EVO 250GB, Corsair HX 850W.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Ankerson said:

Forgot the FTW2 EVGA 1000 series.

Tier A

tier B i think either? could be wrong, show me if i am

 

2 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Love my Tier D Vega :)

well... cooling isn't the best on it, as you might know...

 

1 minute ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

I think it'd be best to describe what exactly each tier means.

a=best oc

b=good

c=okay

d=pretty bad to horrible (coolingwise that is, it doesn't make the entire card trash

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

a=best oc

b=good

c=okay

d=pretty bad to horrible (coolingwise that is, it doesn't make the entire card trash

This is all based on cooling performance BTW, I thought I should just make that clear

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2 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

tier B i think either? could be wrong, show me if i am

 

well... cooling isn't the best on it, as you might know...

 

a=best oc

b=good

c=okay

d=pretty bad to horrible (coolingwise that is, it doesn't make the entire card trash

 

The FTW2 1080 and 1070 are the top end models.

Not the DT's, they would be down one.

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i7 8086K, AORUS Z370 Gaming 5, 16GB GSKILL RJV DDR4 3200, EVGA 2080TI FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB, (2)SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500 GB, Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU, Corsair HXI 850W.

 

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1 minute ago, XR6 said:

This is all based on cooling performance BTW, I thought I should just make that clear

together with known problems, which mostly mean bad cooling, yes

 

1 minute ago, Ankerson said:

The FTW2 1080 and 1070 are the top end models.

Not the DT's

research: you're right

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Just now, PacketMan said:

wow wow wow wow, why are the Zotac Minis in the low end range? If find them absolutely underrated, good cooling solution despite the size and really nice looking

we originally had them in tier c, but the cooling performance brought it down... size doesn't matter here, it's pure cooling

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

together with known problems, which mostly mean bad cooling, yes

 

research: you're right

Don't forget the FTW2 1070Ti also.

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i7 8086K, AORUS Z370 Gaming 5, 16GB GSKILL RJV DDR4 3200, EVGA 2080TI FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB, (2)SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500 GB, Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU, Corsair HXI 850W.

 

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Just now, Ankerson said:

Don't forget the FTW2 1070Ti also.

i don't specify cards

 

FTW2 1080=FTW2 1070 ti afaik

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

i don't specify cards

 

FTW2 1080=FTW2 1070 ti afaik

 

I see that, it's all good. :)

 

 

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i7 8086K, AORUS Z370 Gaming 5, 16GB GSKILL RJV DDR4 3200, EVGA 2080TI FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB, (2)SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500 GB, Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU, Corsair HXI 850W.

 

i7 8700K, AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming, 16GB DDR4 3000, EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 960 EVO 250GB, Corsair HX 850W.

 

 

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so it's basically about overclockability& temperatures?

 

Is there any way to "rank" coolings by sound level as well? BTW, I thought that MSI Armor is really not that good& MSI Gaming is certainly top-tier stuff.

 

Thank you for the list and effort. Great work.

Life is really challenging. I don't always suceed: )

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1 minute ago, TeaDrinkingMaximus said:

Powercolor PCS+ is missing, very high end.

it isn't.... because the last card (i'm aware of) is a 390x

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Just now, Vejnemojnen said:

so it's basically about overclockability& temperatures?

 

Is there any way to "rank" coolings by sound level as well? BTW, I thought that MSI Armor is really not that good& MSI Gaming is certainly top-tier stuff.

 

Thank you for the list and effort. Great work.

sound might just get too much effort, we mainly focus on cooler performance

 

but it's mainly cooling and problems, as mentioned

 

Thanks tho

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Just now, Vejnemojnen said:

Of course. And those noise values are available to google anyways, so, no real need for it :)

yep, this is just like the psu tier list a baseline, own research is always recommended

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24 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Tier A Overclocking/Top Tier

Galax: HOF

Just here for my bragging rights and empty wallet

Current System

 

Mobo: MSI MEG Z390 Godlike // CPU: i9-9900K // GPU: Galax Hall of Fame RTX 2080 Ti // RAM: 64GB Vengeance LPX // Cooling: D15S with 3 Noctua Fans // Storage: 1TB SSD Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda PRO // PSU: HX 850w 80+ Platinum // Case: TT View 37 RGB Edition

 

Old System (Now Retired)

 

Mobo: Asus B85M-E // CPU: i7-4770K // GPU: Gigabyte G1 1070 // RAM: 16GB Single Channel // Cooling: Stock Intel // Storage: 167 GB SDD OCZ Agility3, 2 TB Seagate Barracuda // PSU: AeroCool Strike X 800w 80+ Silver // Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Blue LED Mid-Tower

 

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1 minute ago, ReggieGRS said:

Just here for my bragging rights and empty wallet

Id love to own a HOF one day, but when even the damn 1030 is too expensive its a bit hard xD

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

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1 hour ago, XR6 said:

Tier C midrange

Asus: Dual

 

This is all based on cooling performance BTW, I thought I should just make that clear

As an Asus Dual owner, I can vouch for the absolutely crude cooling solution, specifically the fans on this hot boy. (No pun intended)

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