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You should have bought a 3090 Ti.
 

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Let me put it this way: Can you afford to lose the card and replace it with something you'd be happy/satisfied with? Don't take it the wrong way, I like hardware as much as everyone else ( check my profile picture, says enough) but fucking around with hardware does come at a risk. I've cross flashed loads of GPU's, edited them to crap and back and I've bricked shit. I've got a 3080 Ti as well, they're expensive as hell. I can afford to immediately replace it but it would be massive gut punch, it isn't worth the risk to me. And that's coming from a guy that hot plugged running GPU's, dishwashed motherboards, GPU's, and soldered fuck all.

Just think about it. And while you're thinking about it, stare at my latest masterpiece :roll: Have a good one!

EDIT: If you do want to learn how to solder, don't delay, start today. It's a useful skill ;)
Looks like it needs moar cleaning lol
 
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The 3090 ti looks appealing but I'll jump into the 40 series since I'm interested in raytracing more than anything and I could sell this one more easily I think
 
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The 3090 ti looks appealing but I'll jump into the 40 series since I'm interested in raytracing more than anything and I could sell this one more easily I think
You won't sell a brick more easily, so again - why bother?
 
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You won't sell a brick more easily, so again - why bother?
OFC he can sell it...
But the price would be for a can of Pepsi. :)
 
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I already flashed to an evga bios and gigabyte, even to a 3x8pins card, is the risk of flashing the bios that high?
 
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Unfortunately as i said in my signature, you must be a true believer :)
Well, flashing a BIOS is not 100% safe. There is always a small chance to brick it.
As long as you accept that risk you can go for it.
 
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I think the only way to get more power would be a shunt mod then unfortunately, I'll be getting evga ftw3 next gen for sure
 
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I think the only way to get more power would be a shunt mod then unfortunately, I'll be getting evga ftw3 next gen for sure
Hold of your purchase and look at maximum TBP for each card (and water cooling lol), that way you're way more certain besides reviews to get the card you want for overclocking ;)
 
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Hey guys so at the end I got tired of the low frequencies and lack of overclock, so I bought the EVGA FTW3 and I can say that it's a lot better! the temperatures are waaay high though, 72c(zotac) vs 82-85c (evga) I will be testing some games and compare the clocks/performance between them and just upload them to youtube, that will probably help someone's decision when buying. This will be my first and last zotac that's for sure.
 

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Hey guys so at the end I got tired of the low frequencies and lack of overclock, so I bought the EVGA FTW3 and I can say that it's a lot better! the temperatures are waaay high though, 72c(zotac) vs 82-85c (evga) I will be testing some games and compare the clocks/performance between them and just upload them to youtube, that will probably help someone's decision when buying. This will be my first and last zotac that's for sure.
Issue is you didn't get the Amp Extreme by Zotac.
 
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Issue is you didn't get the Amp Extreme by Zotac.
Maybe I didn't give a fair chance, but to be fair my first evga was the 7900gt and then a 280 and then a 460 which wasnt top of the line but my experience was always good, not weird behaviors like this one, like changing to windowed and then full screen again capped my power usage to 310 from 330 wtf?
 
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Let me put it this way: Can you afford to lose the card and replace it with something you'd be happy/satisfied with? Don't take it the wrong way, I like hardware as much as everyone else ( check my profile picture, says enough) but fucking around with hardware does come at a risk. I've cross flashed loads of GPU's, edited them to crap and back and I've bricked shit. I've got a 3080 Ti as well, they're expensive as hell. I can afford to immediately replace it but it would be massive gut punch, it isn't worth the risk to me. And that's coming from a guy that hot plugged running GPU's, dishwashed motherboards, GPU's, and soldered fuck all.

Just think about it. And while you're thinking about it, stare at my latest masterpiece :roll: Have a good one!

EDIT: If you do want to learn how to solder, don't delay, start today. It's a useful skill ;)
What have you done!!! What did it used to be? (Don't say a motherboard, I know that bit) :laugh:
 
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Did you design that PCB? How many layers is that PCB?
Ha! In my dreams maybe! Motherboards are extremely complicated with signal timing and god knows what more :eek: As for the layer count, I'd guess 4, it's a cheap board.
What have you done!!! What did it used to be? (Don't say a motherboard, I know that bit) :laugh:
Heh, sharp :p I think it used to be a healthy Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3, low end board that one of my colleagues didn't need anymore after upgrading to B550. I had a day off and thought about doing a good arm exercise, which ended up being ~1,5 hour of sanding it down. Ended up giving it away to my brother in law a few days ago, something unique and nice on the wall :)
 

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Maybe I didn't give a fair chance, but to be fair my first evga was the 7900gt and then a 280 and then a 460 which wasnt top of the line but my experience was always good, not weird behaviors like this one, like changing to windowed and then full screen again capped my power usage to 310 from 330 wtf?
You are comparing a gpu that is 15-20 yo to 1 that was released 2 years ago.
 
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You are comparing a gpu that is 15-20 yo to 1 that was released 2 years ago.
No, I am saying that I have been using evga for a long time and it's the first time I tried anything else on nvidia, because for amd I buy Asus, it's just the power limit thing that was bad on that zotac, they can fix it through bios update like evga did with the xc3

PS. The zotac has a new happy owner and I'm happy with the evga
 
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