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GPU is dead. Long live the GPU

Nlghtbringer
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Hi,

I found this forum through that cute guy on the youtube, and I really like it here.

My video card (GTX 580 EVGA fouder's ed. served me for 7 years) decided to die on me a month ago (nvlddmkm.sys with artifacts in the loading screen).

Please don't judge me too harsh but here is what I have:

MoBo: EVGA x58 - 3x SLI Classified 3

Core: i7-960 (Bloomfield LGA 1366)

Dead GPU: GTX 580 EVGA

Monitor: Acer AL2016ws - LCD monitor - 20" (I want to get 1440p)

Hard Drives: 500Gb SSD and 2 Tb with usual SATA.

 

I am really struggling to understand which video card should i get. I saw 1080 Ti is out of stock and Newegg sells it twice as much (i hope they choke on those extra $$$).

I like to play Skyrim, DOTA 2 and, Citis Skylines and want to get GTA V and some other new graphics demanding games in the future. I want my GPU to last at least as long as my GTX 580.

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments!!!

 

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3 minutes ago, Nlghtbringer said:

EVGA x58 - 3x SLI Classified 3

Fuck yes. Slap a Xeon in that bitch and you'll be competing with 8th gen i5s.

 

Back to the topic...maybe try and find a used 1080(TI) locally? I'd highly recommend spending $50 on a Xeon if you want to get the most out of your GPU.

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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro and 1TB WD Blue PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and MEE M6 Pro

 

"If you don't measure things, it's not engineering; it's art." - Jack Ganssle

 

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X58 is baller, it'll go well with a 1070 or 1070 ti. Mine is delivering quite good performance

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Just now, brob said:

PSU?

OP was using a Fermi card, hard to imagine any power constraints coming up lol

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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3 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Fuck yes. Slap a Xeon in that bitch and you'll be competing with 8th gen i5s.

 

Back to the topic...maybe try and find a used 1080(TI) locally? I'd highly recommend spending $50 on a Xeon if you want to get the most out of your GPU.

Pardon me you mean Xeon the CPU?

I saw online that people say if i overclock my i7-960 it will work good. At least for now.

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

OP was using a Fermi card, hard to imagine any power constraints coming up lol

 

But a 7 year old Radimax might be a concern. 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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15 minutes ago, Nlghtbringer said:

Pardon me you mean Xeon the CPU?

I saw online that people say if i overclock my i7-960 it will work good. At least for now.

Yeah you'll get good performance, but X58 xeons have shown to be even better. However, if you buy the new graphics card and the performance is suitable, it would be a pointless upgrade

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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15 minutes ago, Nlghtbringer said:

Pardon me you mean Xeon the CPU?

I saw online that people say if i overclock my i7-960 it will work good. At least for now.

Yeah, I mean a Xeon. And yes, the i7 will work, but I highly, HIGHLY suggest dropping $50 on an X5675 or similar.

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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro and 1TB WD Blue PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and MEE M6 Pro

 

"If you don't measure things, it's not engineering; it's art." - Jack Ganssle

 

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Hey Guys,

 

Thank you very much for all your feedback.

I got the EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 (used). I had no options for a good 1080 Ti with a reasonable price. It is crazy what's going on. Plus, I cannot wait because the old GPU died on me.

As I mentioned above this is what i have:

MoBo: EVGA x58 - 3x SLI Classified 3

Core: i7-960 (Bloomfield LGA 1366)

RAM: 16 GB (4x4)

Monitor: Acer AL2016ws - LCD monitor - 20" (I want to get 1440p)

Hard Drives: 500Gb SSD and 2 Tb with usual SATA.

 

Should I get a new processor? Or like kelvinhall05 mentioned should I get a Xeon? And which one? I have never had Xeons..

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