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What gpu do I get? (more about options in the post)   

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    • EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 gaming iCX
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    • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW gaming Hybrid
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  • Poll closed on Nov 06, 2017 at 04:00 PM

So I'm looking at GPUs for my pc, I am at the conclusion of GTX1080.

Now i cant decide which exact version of the 1080 I want to go with.

These are my 2 options (sites are in Latvian ... sorry)

1. https://www.1a.lv/datoru_komponentes_tikla_produkti/komponentes/videokartes/evga_geforce_gtx_1080_sc2_gaming_icx_8gb_gddr5x_08gp46583kr 

EVGA GTX1080 SC2 Gaming iCX (product number 08G-P4-6583-KR)

2. https://www.1a.lv/datoru_komponentes_tikla_produkti/komponentes/videokartes/evga_geforce_gtx_1080_hybrid_gaming_8gb_gddr5x_pcie_08gp46288kr

EVGA GTX1080 FTW Gaming Hybrid  (product number 08G-P4-6288-KR)

 

The reason why i cant decide is that my motherboard has 8pin +4pin power connectors for the CPU (Maximus VI Formula + 4790K) and the hybrid card has 2x8 pin power connectors but my RM750x has posibility of only 3x 8pin power connectors for GPU and CPU.

So do i give up on the 4pin for CPU and go for the hybrid card or keep the 4pin for the CPU and get the iCX card? 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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All non-reference 1080s perform the same. Get the ICX because it will let you give everything the power connections they're designed for

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The reason why i cant decide is that my motherboard has 8pin +4pin power connectors for the CPU (Maximus VI Formula + 4790K) and the hybrid card has 2x8 pin power connectors but my RM750x has posibility of only 3x 8pin power connectors for GPU and CPU.

So do i give up on the 4pin for CPU and go for the hybrid card or keep the 4pin for the CPU and get the iCX card? 

In corsair site it says your PSU has 4 PCI cables and 1 EPS (this is for the CPU). You SHOULD have enough connectors to power everything even the unnecessary 4 pin CPU. 

The 8+4pin in the CPU is there for extreme overclocking (LN2), not for mainstream users. 

I personally prefer air cooled GPUs just because they re-sell easier when i upgrade the rig. So... i will recommend to buy the air cooled for the same reason plus any 1080 will overclock about the same, the AiO will give better temps and maybe 50 to 100Mhz more ? Not worth the extra $$ IMHO.- 

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19 hours ago, Blackhole890 said:

well, imo i'd get the icx because everything in your case and also, liquid cooling gives extra problems and if there's a leak, you're done

Haven't heard of many faulty AIO water coolers leaking so I thought it wouldn't be as big of a problem. I guess you have a different experience with them? 

 

18 hours ago, Vroooom said:

All non-reference 1080s perform the same. Get the ICX because it will let you give everything the power connections they're designed for

This is what I keep thinking but can never be sure. 

 

13 hours ago, faziten said:

In corsair site it says your PSU has 4 PCI cables and 1 EPS (this is for the CPU). You SHOULD have enough connectors to power everything even the unnecessary 4 pin CPU. 

The 8+4pin in the CPU is there for extreme overclocking (LN2), not for mainstream users. 

I personally prefer air cooled GPUs just because they re-sell easier when i upgrade the rig. So... i will recommend to buy the air cooled for the same reason plus any 1080 will overclock about the same, the AiO will give better temps and maybe 50 to 100Mhz more ? Not worth the extra $$ IMHO.- 

Idk my psu looks like this and this pic is from the corsair website rmx_750_03.png

 extreme oc... Ok guess I need ln2 to get proper use of that 4pin then :D

I see your point, but if I spend 615 euros I can go up to 640 for a cooler running card  if need be

13 hours ago, lewdicrous said:

Throw both of them at a wall and see which one sticks

OK send me 1400 euros and I'll buy both and throw them at the wall. Thanks for the idea man. :)

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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I'd get the Hybrid Card. More Cooling for Higher OCs.

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3 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

I'd get the Hybrid Card. More Cooling for Higher OCs.

That's what I was thinking, but people are saying otherwise xD

 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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27 minutes ago, Mister2010 said:

That's what I was thinking, but people are saying otherwise xD

 

Yeah, the pump issue isn't that bad at all. EVGA seems to have the best warranty in my experience, they'll replace it for you. 

Main Gaming PC (new): HP Omen 30L || i9 10850K || RTX 3070 || 512GB WD Blue NVME || 2TB HDD, 4TB HDD, 8TB HDD ||  750W P2 ||  16GB HyperX Black DDR4

Main Gaming PC (old, still own) : Intel Core i7 7700K @5.0Ghz || GPU: GTX 1080 Seahawk EK X || Motherboard: Maximus VIII Impact || Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S || RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 

Cooling: EK XRES D5 100mm || Alphacool ST30 280mm w/ Vardars || Alphacool ST30 240mm w/ Vardars || Swiftech 3/8 x 1/2'' Lok-Seal Compressions || Swiftech EVGA Hydrocopper Block || Primochill Advanced LRT Orange || Distilled Water

Folding@Home Rig: 2x X5690s @4.6Ghz || GPUs: 2x Radeon HD 7990 || Motherboard: EVGA SR-2 || Case: Corsair 900D || RAM: 48GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz CL9

Ethereum Mining Rig: Pentium G4400 || Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH || 2x GTX 1060s (Samsung & Hynix) 1x GTX 1070 (Micron), 2x RX480s BIOS modded (Samsung), 1x R9 290X 8GB, 1x GTX 1660 Super = ~ 195 Mh/s

Peripherals: 3x U2412M (5760x1200), 1x U3011 (2560x1600) || Logitech G710 (Cherry Blues) || Logitech G600 || Brainwavz HM5 with @Gofspar Mod 

Laptop: Dell XPS 15 || "Infinity Edge" 4K IPS Screen || i7 7700HQ || GTX 1050 || 16GB 2400Mhz RAM 

 

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I have a 1080 ftw with 2 8 pin connectors running on a single 8pin cable so you should be fine provided you can get a cable that goes from 1 8pin to 2 8pin connectors 

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Just now, G-T-Mac said:

I have a 1080 ftw with 2 8 pin connectors running on a single 8pin cable so you should be fine provided you can get a cable that goes from 1 8pin to 2 8pin connectors 

From 1x 8pin to 2x 8pin? Is it safe? Won't it power starve the card? I honesty don't know 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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Just now, Mister2010 said:

From 1x 8pin to 2x 8pin? Is it safe? Won't it power starve the card? I honesty don't know 

no its actually fine I even overclocked my 1080 to 2100mhz without issues and this is on a EVGA supernova 650w g3 so I'd imagine your 750w psu won't have an issue

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4 minutes ago, G-T-Mac said:

no its actually fine I even overclocked my 1080 to 2100mhz without issues and this is on a EVGA supernova 650w g3 so I'd imagine your 750w psu won't have an issue

I think I'd rather give the cpu a 2x 8pin connector from 1x 8pin connection it eats way less power... Doesn't it? 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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2 minutes ago, Mister2010 said:

From 1x 8pin to 2x 8pin? Is it safe? Won't it power starve the card? I honesty don't know 

like this

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3 minutes ago, G-T-Mac said:

like this

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Oh cool, I guess I'll look into that, might steal the 4pin of the cpu if I get enough yes for the hybrid cooler card xD

 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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20 minutes ago, Mister2010 said:

Oh cool, I guess I'll look into that, might steal the 4pin of the cpu if I get enough yes for the hybrid cooler card xD

 

the hybrid card is a great card and it'll get you cool temps and a good overclock

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6 minutes ago, G-T-Mac said:

the hybrid card is a great card and it'll get you cool temps and a good overclock

Psst vote in the poll :D

Idk why I didn't add it in the 1st place

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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3 hours ago, G-T-Mac said:

just did

ok checked on corsairs website, i can get a proper cable if i go for the hybrid card, sweet :D 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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Would be nice to get more opinions about this. 

Mobo - Asus Maximus VI Formula Ram - Kingston HyperX Fury 1866mhz CL10 16GBCPU - Intel i7 4790K ;

GPU - Gainward RTX 2070 Phantom ; PSU - Corsair RM750x Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO

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