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My 14 year old son and I built this PC. He is an avid gamer but I really wanted him to learn how to build his own PC. We selected the components together but he assembled most of it on his own.

We purchased a Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition Graphic Card. My son installed it and everything appeared to work ok. However, we tried the default "OC" overclocked mode, that is guaranteed by the manufacturer to work, and it started producing BSOD and other rendering issues.

We tried everything we could think of for several weeks to get the card to work in the OC mode or in manual overclocking mode. Nothing would work and the BSOD seemed to appear more and more frequently even a couple of times under the default "Gaming" mode.

We finally decided that the card was just defective so we returned it to Amazon and purchased the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Cards GV-N208TGAMING OC-11GC instead.

I understand it isn't necessarily the most economical card and the benefits over a 1080 TI may not be as significant as the price difference. However, the whole point of the machine was so that he could learn how to overclock and optimize the computer and graphics card.

UPDATE: 10-08-2018

Our 2080 TI was delayed until 10/18/2018 originally. However, it showed up from Amazon this morning(10/08/2018). I left it in the box at my son's request. He wanted to install it himself. As much as I wanted to play with it I let him do the honors.

I contacted Amazon support through chat and they instantly offered a 10%($120) discount because the card was delayed. At $1080 the 2080 TI starts to become a little bit more reasonable "dollar per fps" option.

The 2080 TI is installed now and working great. We did a mild overclock to 1800 MHz with a power target at 122. Everything seems stable so far. We are getting a solid 144 FPS now in virtually every game @ 1440p with all settings maxed out and with HDR enabled.

I am a big fan of HDR and I am trying to convince my son it is worth it. He played fortnight in HDR and he could definitely see the difference that Wide Color Gamut and 10 BITs offer.

Overall I think we have achieved our goal of 1440p @ 144 FPS solid in every game with HDR. It really was fun building the PC with my son. Even the 2 month wait for the graphics card gave us something to talk about every day. The whole experience has been well worth the money.

We still have to clean up the cable management a bit but at least we have a fully functional PC now. Let me know what you think about the components we have selected and the build we have done.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 9 points

Nothing like a parent and son connection especially when it comes to video gaming

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

My dad actually bought us a VIC 20 in 1981. Some of my favorite games of all time were on that computer.

A lot of people discourage their kids from playing video games for hours on end. I did it when I was younger and it sparked my interest for programming. Now I do it for a living and hopefully that is what my son does as well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

it's an honor knowing someone from your generation who has been with unix type of systems like IBM

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

RTX for your son? you are true father friend

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

In all honesty it is for both of us. I enjoy playing video games with him.

The best thing about building this PC is that we have found something that both of us really have in common. Building this PC together and going through the song and dance together of trying to obtain the graphics card has really opened up our relationship.

We always have something to talk about now. We watch tech youtube videos together and we just interact more with each other than we did before. That in itself is worth the price of admission.

We have the 2080 ti on order but so far Amazon has not been able to ship any of the cards. I hope we get one in the end.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks good. Just a couple of things... One, the top fan, I think, should be flipped the other way as heat rises and those fans are going to fight that. Flip um and it'll exhaust air from top... Another... Why is the cooler pump turned to the side? Guess I'm anal and have to have my letters from left to right but that's purely cosmetic... Other than that good looking build

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

And good job on teaching your kid how to build, just read that!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

He taught me as much as I taught him. It was really fun to build it together though.

The only thing he didn't want to do was cable management. It really was a mess when we first built it. He just wanted to play with it after we got it working. My OCD wouldn't let me leave it that way so I did my best to run everything through the back.

I still need to clean it up back there though. It looks terrible if you take the back plate off.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

We weren’t sure if we had the fans right or not. I thought it was blowing the air out of the top of the case but I could be wrong there. I will double check it. Also, is it correct to put the intercooler above the fans at the top of the case assuming the fans are blowing air up?

Could/Should you put the fans above the intercooler and draw air out of the case?

We accidently turned the CPU cooler 90 degrees when we installed it. We were going to fix it but then the lines would cross over the CPU and we thought that would look worse. Plus we didn’t have any thermal paste to reapply the cooler with.

I might try to change it next week as it bothers me. However, my son couldn’t care less about it. His only concern was whether it was cooling the CPU or not.

Thanks for the input. That helps a lot.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

You're welcome! I'd leave the fans in the location just flip them. They'll even look prettier. The other fans are good. Front is intake and rear is exhaust, all good. Just flip the tops and walla!! Good to go :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

You were right. The fans were flipped. I turned them the other way to exhaust out the top and left the front and rear fans alone. They do look better that way as well. Thanks for the help.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

You're welcome. Enjoy your build and game on!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I suggest that you buy a Asus ROG graphics card, it will sync nicely with the motherboard with the software. The 1080 ti is a bit overkill for a 1440p monitor. I recommend a 1070 or a 1070 ti (or the newer variants when nvidia launches the next generation). Anyway, nice build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Good luck pushing AAA titles at 1440p 144hz with a 1070/1070ti.

You want the 1080ti or new gen 1180 (guess until we know specs for sure.)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I think we will need at least a 1080 TI for the games he plays at 1440p @ 144 FPS. The monitor doesn’t have G-Sync so we really need the horsepower to push 1440p @ 144 FPS continuous. I think we will need to overclock whatever we get as well.

I am actually glad that we built it without the graphics card. It runs horribly slow with the onboard graphics. My son has a new found respect for how much the graphics card really matters. Now when he finally gets the graphics card he will appreciate why we spent about ¼ of our budget on the graphics card alone.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

That mobo is a beast! Any reason you didn't go with the hero board?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

My thoughts exactly

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great question. The Hero would have saved us about $104 or about 3% of our total budget.

I know the hero is the more financially prudent choice there. However, my son really wants to get into overclocking in the future. He is starting High School next month and he got into a specialized program at his public school for computer engineering. Everything I read said that the formula is the mobo to get for overclocking.

I figured that the extra $104 on the mobo would be money well spent once he gets into overclocking. I treat it as money spent investing in his career. I think my extra $104 investment will probably pay off in the end.

I don’t think I would recommend that other people choose the Formula over the Hero. However, in my case I didn’t want to get into the situation where my son couldn’t learn the things he wanted to learn just because I saved $100 on the motherboard.

The last thing I want to do is have him ask to trade out the motherboard for an upgrade. It would be a pain to swap out motherboards. Definitely not worth $100 if that happened.

The goal with this computer was to buy a computer that only the graphics card would need upgrading throughout his high school career. I think with the components we bought he won’t be getting upgradeitis every year. Or at least that is the goal.

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Will you adopt me. I can go back to high school. Whatever. Just invest in me with a 2080ti lol.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Both boards are more than capable of pushing the same OC. Silicon lottery will inhibit your OC more than the boards will.

Teaching a balance in price and performance is a good lesson as well.

Custom water cooling might be a logical next step for him as he progresses, if the interest sticks. The formula board has those neat VRM cooling ports.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build! If you go with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB you will have plenty of horse power for the games that you mentioned and should not have any issues running 1440p @144FPS and they are $699 on the Nvidia site right now. If you wanted to step it up a little for over clocking the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 11GB is $829 on Newegg.com right now. The new 1180 Nvidia series is going to cost you well over $1200 when it comes out and IMO would be way over kill. Here is a link that goes over the Evga card in depth.

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2900-evga-1080-ti-ftw3-review-vs-sc2-gaming-x-xtreme-aorus?showall=1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking at getting the "Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB Graphic Cards GV-N108TAORUS X-11GD" card next week if there is no news on the 1180 by then. That is said to be the most overclockable card and it is only $780 right now.

The first 1180 cards to come out will be founder's editions, right? Would an overclockable 1080 TI be better than a founder's edition 1180?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXJL3HM/?coliid=I1LTDS138SYE68&colid=3GAGRWZRDL55J&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the delayed response it was a very busy weekend. While it is true that is a highly overclocked card, it is usually heavily modified to do so. If you are looking to do that i would strongly recommend a water block for it. Triple fans work really well for regular use but when you start getting in to modding and over clocking your temp can go up real quick. Gigabyte is a good brand but personally and i believe i am not the only one but they have really poor customer service. That's why i prefer Evega and Asus for GPU. Truly over clocking is going to be difficult on a budget. Usually the first Nvidia card is the founders edition usually but that is not always a guarantee and as far as the 1080Ti being better, it really depends on what they announce and the architecture that they use. If it is new tech it might be better right out of the gate. It really is hard to tell especially with how quite they have been about it. But if they are announcing that it will be one of the first cards to push 4k and 144hz then it will be a game changer. So we will just have to wait and see. Usually shortly after the founders edition card is launched the others get released shortly after.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

If you're only running 60hz on a 144hz monitor you're a mad man.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

We are looking at running the games at 1440p @ 144 FPS constant(ie: no G-synch). We can almost achieve 60 FPS with the onboard graphics. We are looking to go well past that.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Jayztwocents did a really good video the other day weighing the pros and cons of buying a current gen card or waiting for the next gen. Here’s a link to the video. Worth a watch, he brings up some good points and articulates it better than I would be able to here

https://youtu.be/796S3oZmmcE

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That was a really helpful video. Lot's of good information.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job dad! Son must be stoked haha +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

He is. I had to tell him to go to bed at 2:30 AM today. He is super pysc'd on it. However, he is learning patience waiting for the video card.

It doesn't run the way he wants it to yet because we are just using the onboard graphics. However, we did overclock the CPU a bit last night and that gained us about 30%. That was fun to see the difference just a simple default over clocking would give us.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Watch out, I got my son a potent computer and he got into flight sims.....now hes an airforce fighter bomber pilot....he went from a sim to an F15E....beware...lol.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet you are extremely proud of him. I see nothing wrong with that at all.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Was a joke, I'm extremely proud of him and his new wife who is a nurse is maternity.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I even got to fly on the military simulator when visiting him...now that's a real game...loo.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice looking build, some interesting choices regarding value.

The 1180 is rumoured to be 30% faster than a 1080ti and 50% faster than a standard 1080. I would say wait for it considering the launch is expected in 1-2 months~.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, there were a few components that I chose the highest end model for even though the return on investment there might not be as good. I really wanted to avoid buying something now and realizing that it couldn’t achieve what we wanted it to do.

The goal with this machine is to give him something that he can eventually push to its limits. We went with a large case and large air cooling solution to allow him to do what he wants. Eventually we might have to go with a more advanced liquid cooling solution but for now this should allow him to get a good start into it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are worried about not having G-Sync I would get another monitor with the same 1440p 144hz specs that has it. This would solve future issues with games that are hard to run. Say if you got this monitor and a 1080Ti or 1070Ti it would eliminate poor picture quality due to frame drops. I went through a few 1440p 144hz monitors and the DELL S2716DGR is the best that I have found. Even the picture quality and lighting zones were miles ahead of the Asus 278QR. Also it is cheaper then the monitor you have listed. I got mine for $460 on amazon

As far as the graphics card I would recommend getting an EVGA card off their website. They offer a trade up program that within 90 days of your purchased card you can return it and get a new one. In my case I got a 1080Ti FTW3 Elite from EVGA and when the new 1180Ti comes out from EVGA I can return my old card and pay the difference in price to get a brand new one. I found this to be the safest bet for my build and future upgrades.

Hope this helps!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What if it’s after 90days can u still trade up or is that the limit

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.evga.com/support/stepup/ It says only within 90 days. This further explains the conditions.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hold your horses there, no 2080 Ti w/o a new mouse, because I could've sworn I just saw the default gamer mouse for $15 on Amazon on that desk! Can't be running around with the best possible specs with the worst possible peripherals, am I right? Go grab a FinalMouse whenever one becomes available, they go out of stock instantaneously for a reason, they're around $60 - $90 each, I think :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I would be a little worried about that $1500 GPU, I heard that it' not really meant for games as much as it is a graphics production and visual design card.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea he picked up a much more advanced gaming mouse after I took these pictures. I am not sure which one he got but he had done some research on it so I just went with whatever he selected. He said it works great.

I am holding off taking more pictures until the 2080 TI comes in. It looks so bare right now without the graphics card.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

The day you get that 2080Ti, do a firestrike immediately and see how it scores. In case you don't know what firestrike is --although I'd figure you do since you're testing-- It'll test how your GPU runs & renders data, images, games and test its performance.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sure my son will "suddenly feel too sick to go to school" on the 21st. He usually handles all of the bench marking. However, we couldn't get the 1080i TI to give us impressive results with any of the tests. That is why we sent it back.

Hopefully, this 2080 TI will work in all modes right out of the box.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! That's surprising; although, I do see that you're pushing for the most cutting-edge performance --basically-- humanely possible. Have you tried the Titan XP? It's a very expensive card; however, with a budget for a 2080 Ti, you wouldn't be going wrong there. Let me know how those tests go with that card, I'm interested to see how it performs from a source that isn't either marketing or a paid sponsor :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

We didn’t try the Titan XP because our assumption is that the newer 2080 TI technology could actually exceed the Titan XP’s abilities. I have heard reviews that think the 2080 TI is more akin to a Titan card than it really is to the traditional TI cards. I guess that remains to be seen though.

Our biggest problem with the 1080 TI we had was that it wasn’t stable. Sometimes it wasn’t even stable in its default settings. For that kind of money we were expecting stability in all supported cases.

My son is considering live streaming it when he gets the card. That way if we have anything wrong with the PC our hope is that the community could help us resolve the issues quickly.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Please update this post and the photos when you receive the 2080 ti!

+1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I will definitely do that. It looks a lot better now since we upgraded the fans and tried to improve the wiring.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That 2080 ti looks awesome, nice job.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

You really love your son

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Doesn’t everyone love their children? I look at it this way. I can invest $4000 into a computer right now at the start of his high school career. He will learn everything there is to know about computers and most likely get into a decent college where he already wants to major in Computer Engineering.

The return on my $4k invest is pretty good if it prepares him to get an engineering degree and work at a good job after that.

Plus it really has been fun exploring everything about computers with him. Now that we have the computer we are building in common we always have something to talk about. There simply is no replacing a father son project. $4k is a small price to pay for an experience like this.

It doesn’t have to be $4k to have that experience either. That just happens to be our particular budget. Thankfully, my father did a similar thing with me when I was that age and that has afforded me the luxury of being able to do a project like this with my son.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I happen to say it because that's a beast PC and when i was your sons age my parents could never afford a PC that expensive for me because that's a lot of money in my country. You don't need to justify buying that PC for your son because any parent would do anything to make their children happy. I'd do the same for my son if i ever have one without a second thought because when i was a child that was and it is still my dream to have a really good PC. Enjoy it you and your son deserve it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

******* hell, wish you were my dad lol +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

First RTX build, nice

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

This is truly one of the best PCs I have ever seen! Well done! If you play GTA V, in how many fps?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Will you by my dad?.... LOL Awesome build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

To be honest... I am not a big fan of bulky 780T case, but everything else is perfect !!! Just love it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I was the one that selected the case at first. I wanted something big because I wanted to have a lot of space to add different cooling solutions in the future. My son is almost 15 so he started his first job a few weeks ago. He is going to save up to replace the case with something that fits his style and needs a little better. We are happy with pretty much everything else. Well except for the delay on the 2080 TI cards. Hopefully ours will ship tomorrow. If not then I may try buying one locally from a Best Buy or some other store.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure thing... cheers. May it serve him well. Its a nice pc, and quite pricey.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

This rig looks sick as hell. Neat build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I think it looks good but my son isn't happy with the case. He will probably look to change it out eventually.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

When a 14 year old builds a pc that's triple the price of yours lol

seriously though that's great that both you and your son are into computers. My dad nor anyone in my family is into pc's as much as I am so I don't get to share that passion with any of my relatives.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Once you get that RTX 2080 ti you’ll be golden (unless Nvidia delays it for a third time but I don’t think they will)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Got the RTX 2080 TI today. Works great.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This is just the coolest thing I’ve seen. I just got into computer building about a year ago and all I can think of now is how awesome it would have been to build one with my dad. He’s unfortunately not living with us (divorced with my mom ~10 years ago and now she has full custody of my sister and I) and is halfway across the country last I heard. Have fun with the pc :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

:Pplanning to buy that case with 2080 ti aorus and 9900k which have already ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You have the Aorus 2080 ti already? It isn't even available to preorder in the United States because of the tariffs. How much did you pay for it?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

there was 3 cards only in shop :D i bought in 1 minute and after moment 0 cards,somebody bought too. I was lucky.

I bought 2018-11-21

1398.33 Euro , so it was 6000zl.

I live in poland.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I be your son

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You should really buy a 1070 right now, most of them don't come over $500, but unless you want to wait until Nvidia releases the new GTX 11 series, which would probably drop down the 1070's price, but it could still last you several years. What games are you planning to play though, it should really depend on those recommended system requirements, because you don't really need to buy an over the top GPU unless you want to keep a high quality stream (if your son is even streaming) and I really don't think anything else is wrong with the build. Have fun ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

My son wants to play FortNight, Black OPs 4(When it comes out), and Gears of War 5(When it comes out). He wants to play them on max settings at 1440p @ 144 FPS constant(ie: no G-synch with his monitor).

Won’t he need at least an overclockable 1080 TI to accomplish that?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

All 1080 TIs are overclockable because the chip allows for that to happen....like the K sku intel processors. The question is what cooling solution is on them because Pascal reacts singnificantly to temperatures. ITs not so much how high they can boost, but how consistent they keep that boost clock. A reference 1080 TI watercooled will most likely sustain higher clocks than a custom card air cooled even if the custom air cooled card has stronger hardware and can boost higher initially.
So I would say 1) if you want high frame rates at 1440p i would go for a 1080 TI. and 2) get a 1080 ti that either has a beefed up air cooler on it or has the ability to be water cooled in the future should u choose to go that route. (or simply get one of those hybrid ones which in my opinion provide great value and much better temps than air cooled cards). Also I think you had a question about blower style cards on release day. So from my experience, on release day, we will get non reference coolers on reference cards, so for example EVGA SC or SSC or some of the gaming cards from other brands. The ones delayed are the ones with a custom PCB like... EVGA FTW, kingpin , hybrid FTW and the like or Gigabyte Aorus extreme etc. I bought a gtx 1070 SC (the one with 2 fans) maybe 2 or 3 days after release day from newegg so they will likely be available if you dont want a blower style card.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thanks for the info. That helps a ton.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Black Ops 4 requires a minimum of GTX 1060, which is crazy, but you could still run BLOPS 4 with a 1070 or 1070 ti, FGortnite, he'll definitely be fine. Gears of War 5 he'll be fine with as well. Black Ops 4 is the only one he might have issues with, but I'm sure it will run fine.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Black Ops 4 is his primary concern. We both have played all of the Black Ops games together over the years.

I run Black Ops off of my laptop at 1080p @ 120 FPS to a 75" HDR TV. However, my son really wants to push 1440p @ 144 FPS with all of the settings maxed out. This is where I think choosing the right video card will be critical. I don't want to get something that is under powered here even if it means I spend a little extra now to save me from needing to buy something else a few months down the road.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have 32 gb of RAM, you will be good, a GTX 1060 is around medium settings, but if you want 144 FPS with a GTX 1060, then you'll have to lower the graphics quality, which I know you don't want. So a GTX 1070 or 1070 ti is great for this situation.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

We got the Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition and it pushed 1440p @ 144 FPS right out of the box without overclocking. Still leaves us room to overclock in the future as well.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

If you could go back I'd recommend the dell 2716dg monitor, it's 1440 144mhz 1ms and at times can be got at $350 and as it's gsync it's great with nvidia gpu's...mine works great with the 1080ti and 32gb Gskill 4000 ram.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked at that monitor and honestly it wouldn’t have fit our needs. We needed at least 31 inches. However, we also really were looking for a high quality image as opposed to saving some money on the display.

The dell 2716dg really has an abysmal contrast ratio(634 : 1) according to the RTINGs.com measurements. I am big into HDR and so I really wanted a much better contrast ratio and wider color gamut in the display. The Samsung we got has a contrast of 2925 : 1 and a very wide Color Gamut.

The Samsung also has HDR and Free-synch if we decide to get an Xbox.

The Samsung was $550 so it was definitely more expensive. However, I feel that some of the extra features it has will be worth it for what we are looking to do.

Thanks for the input though.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2716dg

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/samsung/chg70

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Apparently there's a weirdo workaround right now that'll let you enable Freesync for nvidia cards. Requires a dummy AMD card though, and you have to manually enable it on a game-by-game basis. Still worth looking into if you're interested.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that. However, we would rather just stick with the 2080 ti. It is a cleaner solution. Costs a boat load but it can get the job done.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough, If AMD ever comes up with a high end gaming cpu competitor to intel and you end up swapping over, you can use their ipu as well. Nevertheless it is still a clunky solution.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Did no one actualy saw an rtx 2080 ti, cuz thats a bit too much for the price Just asking.........

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2080 TI should be available after 9-20-2018. They are not available commercially yet. However, almost all of the 2080 TI examples I have seen are between $1150 and $1200. It is a really expensive card but it should offer excellent performance. We should get ours on 9-21-2018.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

RTX is out?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ours is still scheduled to ship on Thursday and be here on Friday. Preview cards are in reviewers hands now and the NDA gets lifted tomorrow.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2080 ti cards just got delayed even from the AIB partners. Looks like we will have to wait another week for the card.

I will post an update when our card arrives.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Aw, man.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the new date is 9-28-2018 for our card. Should be a beast of a card though. Basically a Titan V or better for $1200.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

2080 TI is in hand now. My son will install it when he gets home from school today.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

We have only played with the 2080 TI for a few hours now. However, it really is a step up from the 1080 TI we had before.

The 2080 TI is rock solid even with some moderate over clocking. HDR is excellent with this card as well. There was no additional input lag when utilizing HDR. This card is said to be designed for that.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You're son is really lucky to have this it's just my only concern is he plays Fortnite.

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