• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

New GFX card or wait?

Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
5,071 (1.66/day)
Location
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor 5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!
Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
Very honourable thing to do sir :)

So, more importantly.... How are you finding the card?? Is it getting on well with the games etc? :)
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2008
Messages
790 (0.20/day)
Location
Bristol-U.K
Processor Xeon X5650 @ 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 LED
Memory Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Blu + 4 x 2gb elpida 1066Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ARMOR OC
Storage Samsung 850 500gb ssd + Samsung 1tb hd
Display(s) MSi Optix 27" Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1440 144hz
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Razor Imperator
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent
Software Windows 10 PRO n
Very honourable thing to do sir :)

So, more importantly.... How are you finding the card?? Is it getting on well with the games etc? :)
the card is really impressing me right now.

All games now can be played at max.

And the temps of the card never go past 60c.

So yea well impressed.

Just need a monitor to get the most out of it now.

1440p and 144hz is my preference.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
5,071 (1.66/day)
Location
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor 5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!
Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
I'm very glad to hear :) I am looking forward to the pics and results ;)
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2008
Messages
790 (0.20/day)
Location
Bristol-U.K
Processor Xeon X5650 @ 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 LED
Memory Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Blu + 4 x 2gb elpida 1066Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ARMOR OC
Storage Samsung 850 500gb ssd + Samsung 1tb hd
Display(s) MSi Optix 27" Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1440 144hz
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Razor Imperator
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent
Software Windows 10 PRO n
I'm very glad to hear :) I am looking forward to the pics and results ;)
Pics will be a while as my cable management is awfully embarrassing right now.!!
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
5,071 (1.66/day)
Location
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor 5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!
Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
Just take the card out and take a picture lol ;) A few cable twist's will always go a long way or some velcro.. But I'd advise against cable ties.. Always worries me going near to PSU cables with cable cutters...

Still I am looking forward to seeing some benchmarks from the games you play with the new card :) Always enjoy looking at those :)
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2008
Messages
790 (0.20/day)
Location
Bristol-U.K
Processor Xeon X5650 @ 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 LED
Memory Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Blu + 4 x 2gb elpida 1066Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ARMOR OC
Storage Samsung 850 500gb ssd + Samsung 1tb hd
Display(s) MSi Optix 27" Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1440 144hz
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Razor Imperator
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent
Software Windows 10 PRO n
Just take the card out and take a picture lol ;) A few cable twist's will always go a long way or some velcro.. But I'd advise against cable ties.. Always worries me going near to PSU cables with cable cutters...

Still I am looking forward to seeing some benchmarks from the games you play with the new card :) Always enjoy looking at those :)
haha.sorry I thought you meant the whole build.

yea when the pc part shop fixed my pc a while they tied all my cables with the cable ties.cut them straight out!

yea I will post some benchmarks soon.
don't see many builds that are paired with a x5650 and a 1080
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
5,071 (1.66/day)
Location
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor 5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!
Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
I was but I just like pictures so any would do :D
 
Joined
Apr 17, 2017
Messages
401 (0.44/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 1700X 8-Core 3.4Ghz
Motherboard ASRock X370 Taichi
Cooling Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT, 2x front Aerocool DS 140mm fans, 1x rear Aerocool DS 140mm fan
Memory 16GB G.Skill Flare X DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) PowerColor Red Devil Vega 64
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 500GB NVME SSD - Boot drive, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD - Main storage
Display(s) Acer XG270HU Red 27" 1ms 144HZ WQHD 2K FreeSync Gaming Monitor
Case Fractal Design Define R6 USB C-Type Blackout Edition (Non TG)
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GSP 301 Headset, Sennheiser Game Zero Special Edition Headset, Logitech Z623 System
Power Supply Seasonic AirTouch 850w 80 Plus Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Rival
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma
Software Windows 10 Professional 64bit
Joined
Jul 3, 2018
Messages
690 (1.47/day)
Location
Haswell, USA
System Name Matrexx 55 | Clevo P770ZM
Processor i7 8700K 5GHZ 1.35v | 4790K 4.6ghz 1.3V |
Motherboard Z390 Gaming X | Z97 Clevo |
Cooling Macho Rev B | Laptop heatsinks
Memory 64GB | 32GB 2400MHZ SODIMM
Video Card(s) Vega 56 | GTX 980M
Storage 512GB MX100 + 1.5TB Spinpoint HDD | 256GB MX300 + 1TB HDD|
Display(s) 1080P 144HZ/1200 66HZ (2)/ 1440P 60HZ | 1080P 75HZ 15.4 |
Case Matrexx 55 | Laptop shells
Audio Device(s) Various sound cards
Power Supply 750W | 330W |
Mouse too many
Keyboard K552 | Acer and Dell OEM KB's |
Software Windows 8.1/Windows 10/OSX "Mojave"
A 1080 ti is only like $500 in the US
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2008
Messages
790 (0.20/day)
Location
Bristol-U.K
Processor Xeon X5650 @ 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 LED
Memory Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Blu + 4 x 2gb elpida 1066Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ARMOR OC
Storage Samsung 850 500gb ssd + Samsung 1tb hd
Display(s) MSi Optix 27" Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1440 144hz
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Razor Imperator
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent
Software Windows 10 PRO n
I don't get it- why would you want this card when your current card is better?
lol.
a bit late to the party mate!!

the card i had before was an rx470 4gb

that 1070 was what i was going to get before getting the 1080.
 
Joined
Apr 17, 2017
Messages
401 (0.44/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 1700X 8-Core 3.4Ghz
Motherboard ASRock X370 Taichi
Cooling Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT, 2x front Aerocool DS 140mm fans, 1x rear Aerocool DS 140mm fan
Memory 16GB G.Skill Flare X DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) PowerColor Red Devil Vega 64
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 500GB NVME SSD - Boot drive, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD - Main storage
Display(s) Acer XG270HU Red 27" 1ms 144HZ WQHD 2K FreeSync Gaming Monitor
Case Fractal Design Define R6 USB C-Type Blackout Edition (Non TG)
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GSP 301 Headset, Sennheiser Game Zero Special Edition Headset, Logitech Z623 System
Power Supply Seasonic AirTouch 850w 80 Plus Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Rival
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma
Software Windows 10 Professional 64bit
lol.
a bit late to the party mate!!

the card i had before was an rx470 4gb

that 1070 was what i was going to get before getting the 1080.
I hate being late to the party :(

A 1080 ti is only like $500 in the US
I think you are confusing the 1080ti for the 1080.

The cheapest I have seen a GTX 1080ti for is $679 and that is for the Zotac version, a GPU maker that I don't really trust. A vast majority of the GTX 1080ti GPUs in the states are in the low to mid $700 range.

It's funny because Zotac also makes the cheapest GTX 1080 at $469.
 
Last edited:
Top