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GTX 1070 (Ti) / GTX 1080 (Ti) Owners Club [With Poll

Which card(s) do you own?

  • GTX 1070

    Votes: 62 32.3%
  • GTX 1080

    Votes: 59 30.7%
  • Neither

    Votes: 33 17.2%
  • GTX 1080Ti

    Votes: 47 24.5%
  • GTX 1070 Ti

    Votes: 7 3.6%

  • Total voters
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A thousand points worth! Very good!
Lol!

I don't have the fastest hardware there is but
I'm pretty satisfied with my current system, now only need to buy a better CPU cooler next year.
After that I should be good for a few years.
 
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Lol!

I don't have the fastest hardware there is but
I'm pretty satisfied with my current system, now only need to buy a better CPU cooler next year.
After that I should be good for a few years.
You're working it. And a thousand point improvement shows that you are.
I really like my 6700 system, but I may have to sell it off to help get a few new builds going properly.
I keep multiple systems going here (four of them) so that I & my kids/grandkids can play LAN games when they visit.
The 6700K has been around for a while now, but I've just built the 7700K box and I have another 7700K box to build once the motherboard gets here.

The second 7700K came to me from a guy who bought it and found out that his beloved Win-7 wouldn't run the 7700K CPU. He refused to run Win-10.
I traded him an i5-6600K straight across for the 7700K.
I traded a PSU and a box of case fans for a Gigabyte Z-270X Gaming motherboard for it. (I really need to get rid of a bunch of extra parts that I have laying around here)
So I horse-traded my way into the second 7700K system for no cash outlay, just some 'on-hand' parts.
 
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You're working it. And a thousand point improvement shows that you are.
I really like my 6700 system, but I may have to sell it off to help get a few new builds going properly.
I keep multiple systems going here (four of them) so that I & my kids/grandkids can play LAN games when they visit.
The 6700K has been around for a while now, but I've just built the 7700K box and I have another 7700K box to build once the motherboard gets here.

The second 7700K came to me from a guy who bought it and found out that his beloved Win-7 wouldn't run the 7700K CPU. He refused to run Win-10.
I traded him an i5-6600K straight across for the 7700K.
I traded a PSU and a box of case fans for a Gigabyte Z-270X Gaming motherboard for it. (I really need to get rid of a bunch of extra parts that I have laying around here)
So I horse-traded my way into the second 7700K system for no cash outlay, just some 'on-hand' parts.
Those are some nice trades!!

I could have gotten a i7 7700K, it was even cheaper than the Skylake but I'm on windows 8.1 on my main rig and I won't be upgrading to 10 for now so I had no choice but Skylake.
Also I believe the 7700K Kaby Lake runs hotter than Skylake?
 
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Yeah, it's a little hotter, but I always try to overdo my cooling when possible. This one's on a 240mm Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO. It does the job. (picture below)
A lot of people are de-lidding 7700K CPUs and getting much better temps from them. I'm such a klutz that I'd probably destroy it if I tried. LOL!

7700K @4800MHz.JPG


I Am Blue.JPG
 
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Yeah, it's a little hotter, but I always try to overdo my cooling when possible. This one's on a 240mm Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO. It does the job.
A lot of people are de-lidding 7700K CPUs and getting much better temps from them. I'm such a klutz that I'd probably destroy it if I tried. LOL!

View attachment 95212
I fear water cooling... :fear:
I will be looking at air coolers.

Nice rig you got there though!!
 
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I fear water cooling... :fear:
I will be looking at air coolers
I've used AIOs for years, and one of them did fail last spring. It cost me a Sapphire R9-390X 8GB GPU. (one of two)
So no more Silverstone AIOs for me.

But my overall experience with them is positive. They work well.
As to air coolers, I have a Coolermaster Master Air Maker-8 that I was using on an i7-6850K 6-core system. It was outstanding.
I tried it out on my i9-7900X build, but it couldn't handle the 10 core.

It looks good and cools well for an air cooler
 
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I was a dumbass and ended up buying a Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC in black.

Out of all the choices from EVGA, Palit and MSI. Aorus with all their beefed up cooling and features that i could of gone for. I end up with the lowest tier gigabyte card.... fml.
 

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Rip. Might want to get an aftermarket cooler if you want to go anywhere.
 

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Rip. Might want to get an aftermarket cooler if you want to go anywhere.
I have an Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV on the way
 
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Let us know how that works out for you.
fingers crossed... apparently these cards have a different PCB to the founders edition cards so this cooler might not work.
 
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I got a 1080ti trio and this card is crazy cool.
 

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well big sweet doggy poo.

I bought a an Asus Strix cooler just for a laugh to see if it would fit -- it didnt. Idea went out of the window.

I bought an Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV -- Doesn't come with memory heatsinks = No way to cool the VRMs if i have it mounted. This idea also went out the window.

Tried to repaste card with some Prolimatech PK-3 -- wouldnt spread properly. I guess it went past its sell by date. Made a mess of it so cleaning it up took a good 10mins. -- idea, went out of the window.

Repasted with some good old MX-4 spread real easy and now im back to test if the temperatures have dropped.

gonna order me some ram heatsinks and thermal adhesive and try again.... maybe some more PK-3 too but im not fussed atm as my MX-4 still has a little left.

With a custom fan profile with the stock thermal paste it hit a top temp of 64'c. Im just about to run some timespy and unigene

I think this could be one of them "it is what it is.." situations. Its still a 1080ti but its like one of these semi-retarded brothers in a wheelchair like Stephen Hawking that your rich, healthy prestigious family wants to hide from the rest of the world so they wont lose face and keep him locked up in a tower in another part of the mansion on one visits kind of situation.


At least its still a 1080Ti and its still got the beans to be a 1080ti but maybe a chromosome or two less than a regular full fat 1080ti.
 
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Assortment of heatsinks ordered... It might still be a low tier 1080Ti but it will be the finest low tier 1080Ti yet.

Pics to come when i start modding this baby up. Temps aint too bad with a custom fan profile. I think i did add a little too much MX-4 as temps are a little higher then previous but that might be because i also lowered the fan curve a little to keep the noise a little more acceptable.

I have some traditional small square ram chip heatsinks coming and also ordered some of these...







Card tops 66'c with fans spinning around 57% for the MetroLL bench with everything cranked right up. I think my fan set up on my case helps keep the temps down.
 

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Right. All heatsinks in. I decided I wanted to get this out of the way before bed so I ended up starting at 1am and it took me a whole hour getting all the heatsinks attached.

First time using thermal adhesive so I bodged up the Arctic alumina thermal adhesive up. I emptied both tubes, mixed it and it started curing before I had even finished attaching heatsinks to the vrms. I knew I should of used a little at a time but I didn't think it would cure so fast. Good thing the heatsinks I ordered from Arctic cooling came with their own tube of thermal adhesive so that's what I used to finish the job... Gonna let the thermal adhesive cure overnight.

Basically I made a bit of a mess but it still looks half decent. Never do things like this when you're half asleep after a 12hr shift.


Oh and some of the heatsinks I bought ended up being too big and I didn't have enough heatsinks from artic cooling for the vrms so I had to use some of the heatsinks I bought from China which were slightly too long but workable. Pics to follow in the morning. Gotta be up in 7 hours. Maybe I'll be able to get a working pc before I leave for work in the morning.

I should of left it for the weekend when I was free to take my time but I really wanted to get it out of the way and start overclocking. I pray to God that I haven't borked it. I remember installing a similar cooler onto one of my 6970s back in the day and ended up killing one somehow. I took the utmost care mounting the cooler on and nothing would come up on the screen when I had that card installed. I dont think Windows would even detect it. It was well and truly f××ked





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well the good news is, we are live and my 1080Ti is currently idling at 20'c with 15'c ambient. I put it through timespy a few times and also the Final Fantasy benchmark which saw temps hitting 44'c max. but fan rpm is between to 40-55% and i can hear it. I dont want to slow the fans down that much because im afraid the VRMs might overheat. but for now things seem OK on the surface.

I didnt manage to get pics yet but that will come a bit later as there is still another metal heatsink that i have to install on top of the card that will come later so i'll get the pics in then. if not tonight then this sunday when i am off work.
 
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I fear water cooling... :fear:
I will be looking at air coolers.

Nice rig you got there though!!
What's wrong with water cooling? Even if it's AIO?
 

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Well Heres how it turned out....



Notice the black bars where i had to 'improvise'. those fins on the heatsink are really not very deep, at least its one long slice of aluminium so it'll spread the heat better.

Not a very pretty job but i was running very low on sleep.

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Oh, and when in doubt, slap a heatsink on everything.
 
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Does it have any VRM temp sensors? Also, how low are you trying to get on temps here? I can't imagine it was bad before.
 

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I dont think it has vrm temp sensors (I'll have to check) but last time i opened up gpuz to have a look i couldn't see anything referencing vrms.

Knocked 20'c off. Unigine heaven and superposition benches hit 42'c at the highest in extreme mode after 10mins.

I guess you haven't seen the cooler that was on the gigabyte 1080ti gaming oc black compared to the Arctic cooler Xtreme IV
 
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I've seen it and it's not fantastic, but I can't imagine gaining much with Pascal even with a better cooler. With how locked down these cards are, as long as it doesn't throttle at stock, it doesn't seem like you could achieve enough of a temperature delta over stock to increase clocks much more.
 
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I've seen it and it's not fantastic, but I can't imagine gaining much with Pascal even with a better cooler. With how locked down these cards are, as long as it doesn't throttle at stock, it doesn't seem like you could achieve enough of a temperature delta over stock to increase clocks much more.
Correct but he's no longer losing a single boost bin, which is nice, and can amount to as much as 80-100 mhz.
 

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Correct but he's no longer losing a single boost bin, which is nice, and can amount to as much as 80-100 mhz.

On top of that I no longer have to run the fans at super loud rpms to get the same level of cooling which I think was close to impossible with the stock 1 slot cooler. It just wasn't very capable. I now i can OC a little more and hopefully keep temps under 60'c
 
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