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Can you recommend me my first Nvidia in 20 years RTX 2080

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Illuminist, 15 Jun 2019.

  1. Illuminist

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Sep 2017

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    Location: In the Masonic Temple

    Hello people, just about to join the green side for the first time in 20 years, sold my radeon 7 to get a 2080, can you lovely people recommend what is the best one to get from these :-

    evga black
    evga xc ultra
    gainward triple fan thing
    Asus Dual OC
    Msi Sea hawk X
    Inno 3d Gaming Oc
    Gigabyte windforce
    Zotac AMP Extreme

    they are all around the same price ish but are any of those no goes, or go to's I have heard evga is worth it for the service, but which card has the highest pwer limit, is the coolest and quietest combined.
    Ideally I would like to water block it one day so whichever one can have the highests power limit or is bios moddable, I like tinkering!
    Failing that just the best out the box performance

    Thank you for any help you can give before I return to the green
     
  2. Rofflay

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    Joined: 28 Nov 2006

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    Location: N Ireland

    You base it on warranty because trust me the fan or memory will fail my Zotac failed within 2.5yrs. The only decent people out there who back thier chinese products are Gigabyte (4yr) and Zotac (2yr 5 if reg within 28days) and EVGA apparantly have a 10yr warranty. I would look into this first but if true EVGA all the way.


    I only wish i could get a ten year warranty... And do NOT use Paypal either all paypal purchases lose protection after 180days. Pay with Mastercard or Visa thats my advice.
     
  3. Illuminist

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    Thank you for that, but which card is good? I only plan to keep the card for a year. So as long as they all have 1 year warranty i'm okay with that.
    Which is the fastest/quietest/best cooling/highest power limit as I asked?
     
  4. Illuminist

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    If someone opened up a bag with those mentioned cards in, and said you can take 1 , which would you grab?
     
  5. Davedree

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2010

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    Slow down boy,
    I know you just sold your v7, but the rtx2080 isn't the full chip, so hold off a little just to see if Nvidia release the full chip for the superbs/ prices may change.
     
  6. Illuminist

    Soldato

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    Hello Davedree :)

    The only reason is that there is 10% off sitewide somewhere for today only and combine that with not having a graphics card at all for 3/4 weeks , i would crack and rock in the corner of my garden with plant pots on my head.

    I know whats supposedly coming, but im commited, plus this same question will apply in the future also.
     
  7. Davedree

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    That's upto you, but i'd still hold out just to see if there's some movement, (probably not ;))
    You can replant my dead/new tomato seedlings if you get bored waiting..
     
  8. Kill_Phil

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,605

    Location: England

    I'm a big fan of Zotac with the 5 year warranty and pretty beasty coolers.

    Although the smart money would be to hold out until the supers get released. I believe your a fellow new father so cram some father/son time in, although I know how hard it is to wean yourself off the addiction of Pcs :D
     
  9. melmac

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,440

    I wouldn't buy any of the first generation Turing cards now. Not with better cards just around the corner.
     
  10. lnoton

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    Location: Cheshire

    This. Less than stellar launch... Why not wait for the refresh.
     
  11. Illuminist

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    Thanks guys, I might buy one and then return it within the 28 days consumer do dah thingy then i get the best of both worlds, and if it doesnt happen as planned and prices dont drop e.t.c i will have a card
    So zotac is a good bet?
    Any of the others?
     
  12. Troezar

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    Joined: 6 Aug 2009

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    I'm a little confused. You sold an R7 to replace it with a card of the same power which you may not keep. Wouldn't it have been better to keep the R7 until whatever you're waiting for? I'm sure it would have been more cost effective/less hassle.
     
  13. tyler_jrb

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    Joined: 24 Aug 2013

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    You will probably be better off undervolting the card anyway so I wouldn’t worry about power limits from experience.

    If anything I’d go with EVGA if you plan a waterblock. Zotac don’t usually allow cooler removal.

    And as most have said. Wait for a super 2080 or whatever it will be called.

    Or at least wait for the super cards so you can get a cheaper 2080 card.
     
  14. HRL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

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    Location: Devon

    I went for the Zotac due to 5 year warranty and it’s a triple fan.

    No complaints here at all. It only gets loud if I overclock the crap out of it. Have run 3 different BIOS on it but eventually reverted back to the original as it clocked pretty well anyway without having to turn the fans right up.
     
  15. Illuminist

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    More power, and I want to see ray tracing for myself, then next year it will be a 2nd gen turing.

    I am contemplating getting a 2080 ti asus dual OC in this occasion also, but not sure although it is £750
     
  16. cjdavid

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    Does a Zotac have the longest warranty? I'm planning to get a 2080 next month...
     
  17. HRL

    Wise Guy

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    Believe so but you can pay extra for the EVGA 10 year warranty. Zotac is 5 year standard as long as you register the card.
     
  18. Troezar

    Mobster

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    Fair enough, I'd just heard that the two cards traded blows. Whatever you get make it has a good warranty
     
  19. XeNoNF50

    Wise Guy

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    If you buy EVGA you may be able to upgrade program it to the 2000 super series when that comes out (though you can only upgrade to their bottom version so likely a dual slot XC Black).

    Also it's a paltry 20-30 euros or something to extend to 5 year warranty with them (I did so with my 1080ti ftw3 hybrid despite being unlikely to keep it that long).
     
  20. Illuminist

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    A good point in the upgrade program at evga, thanks for reminding me!