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Old 2018-03-26, 23:06   #1
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Since Uncle Sam was so kind to me on my last income tax return, I will be ordering a GTX 1080 early in April.

Now, I've done a lot of reading here and everyone has their own ideas of what is preferable. Based on all that, I have a short list which I will go by:
  1. HIghest clock speeds as possible
  2. A model with three fans.
  3. <= 200W.
I have been looking on Newegg. They show 18 on the first page. The brand names include MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA, and Zotac. Many of those shown are well within my cost ceiling. Below is a link to one, in particular, I've been looking at.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-869-_-Product

The power draw on this one, under a heavy load is 200 to 205 watts.

So, I want some feedback, comments, or whatever you wish to call them.
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Old 2018-03-27, 00:22   #2
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I like the model with ICX cooling technology (it has the perforated heat sink on the side opposite the fans), so a lot of cooling air moves through. The link shows a model with fancy colored leds and of course you don't need those. I have a 1080ti but the 1080 looks just about the same.

EVGA 1080
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I have had good experience with Gigabyte, and great respect for their coolers. A back plate is a plus.
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I've a personal preference for ASUS.

I've had a GTX470, GTX480, GTX570, two HD7950s, a R280 and my latest card GTX1080ti from them. So far only the fans of the HD7950s have failed on me (one was replaced by ASUS as it was still under warenty and I fixed the other one myself)

You could call it brand 'loyalty' I guess.
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I have run Asus motherboards for a very long time. However, I did find that the Asus GTX 580, (Ebay, now produces video artifacts,) did not cool as well as the MSI 580, from the same source. The Asus is also massive and bulky. The MSI is more sleek, giving greater clearance for air between slots. It also just looks really fine. I believe it got flaky, too. I can't really afford to run those power-hungry 580s, anyway.

My first CUDA GPU is a Gigabyte GTX 460, bought new, which is running mfaktc as I write. One of my Ebay cards which I still think about reviving, is a Gigabyte 570. I have to replace its external power connectors, though.

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I like the model with ICX cooling technology (it has the perforated heat sink on the side opposite the fans), so a lot of cooling air moves through. The link shows a model with fancy colored leds and of course you don't need those. I have a 1080ti but the 1080 looks just about the same.

EVGA 1080
I would turn the fancy colored light off, if there is a way. I looked at the link you provided. Very interesting design on the heat sink.

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I have had good experience with Gigabyte, and great respect for their coolers. A back plate is a plus.
Were you not the one who recommenced three fan models a while back? You also mentioned GigaByte by name. I do not like the screaming single fan on this 480 I'm using now. One of the DVI ports has sort of gone south. Everything on a monitor connected to that is in various shades of purple. I'm glad it has two.

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You could call it brand 'loyalty' I guess.
A person tends to go with what they know. In this case, what has worked well in the past. Nothing wrong with that. Asus has made quality products for a long time. I have two of their DVD drives, and the mobo in the build I did last summer is also Asus. There is a three-fan Asus in their (Newegg) offerings.

This is a one-shot for me. I retired back in November. So, I want to get something I can use for a long time. I may never get this opportunity again, $ wise.

Thank you all for your feedback. Most kind.
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Were you not the one who recommenced three fan models a while back? You also mentioned GigaByte by name. I do not like the screaming single fan on this 480 I'm using now. One of the DVI ports has sort of gone south. Everything on a monitor connected to that is in various shades of purple. I'm glad it has two
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'Fan'boy. Guilty as charged.
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I have graphics cards from EVGA and Zotac. I'm happy with them.
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'Fan'boy. Guilty as charged.
Even so, I heartily endorse 3-fan boards, regardless of brand.
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We only buy "FE" (Founder's Edition) versions. They are super reliable and the design exhausts all of the heat out of the case.

We (amazingly!) picked up a 1080 Ti a few days ago. It runs amazingly cool and the cost was very reasonable. (The crypto-mining situation makes MSRP look reasonable!)

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I have graphics cards from EVGA and Zotac. I'm happy with them.
The 750 Ti I have is EVGA. No problems at all. This old 480 of mine doesn't have a third-party name. It only says "nVidia."

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(The crypto-mining situation makes MSRP look reasonable!)
Off-topic: Crypto-mining is a process I do not understand. I will have to so some research on that sometime down the road.

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