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My trusty Haswell workhouse I've had since 2013. It was originally had Crossfire paired Gigabyte Windforce OC 7950s. I sold those in March 2014 and stepped up to EVGA GTX-780s in SLI. I also made the step up from a H60 to the H100, and moved to having the SSD boot drive with a 1TB storage drive. I offloaded all of my data and media storage to my NAS tower and backup on the WD external drive. This was the evolution from Tyderian 2 to Tyderian 2.1.

Which brings us to today's changes. Tis a sad day.... one of my 780s died this morning. It has shuffled loose the digital coil. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-GPU.

RIP 780 #2 , 4/13/2014 - 10/9/2017

Part Reviews

Headphones

These are one of the best gaming headsets I've ever had. They're quite comfortable for grinding out marathon gaming sessions. As one might expect from Sennheiser, they produce crisp and clear sound, and well balanced surround replication, while the mike produces a very clear capture of your voice. I bought mine back in March of 2014 and 5 and a half years later they are still working just fine. The only issue I've experienced is around September of 2017, the mute switch built into the mic boom would no longer activate as it should when pushing the boom up and away from my mouth. A very minor inconvenience and not worth taking away a star. I will absolutely buy another GAME ONE headset whenever this one finally dies.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you did but did you check to see if the card is still under warranty? I know evga offers long warrantys and it's always worth a check.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly it wasn't, it only had a 3 year warranty.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that sucks, maybe it was a sign telling you it's time for a upgrade ;)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I know... it's making it really tough to stick with holding out till next year like I had planned on.... debating on whether or not to pull the trigger and start ordering the parts for this....

Defcon 2

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that's one expensive build! any reason you will water cool the cpu but not the gpu? (assuming this cause you have a non-reference pcb card) As for ordering the parts now, i'd wait for the prices on coffee-lake to go down a little but that's me.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU block will be the EK monoblock that cools the VRMs and MOSFETS as well, and there will definitely be an EK block on the GPU as well.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-asus-z270i-strix-rgb-monoblock-nickel

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc1080-gtx-ti-ftw3-nickel

I'm agreeing with you though on waiting for prices to fall. I'm thinking if anything I'll order the case, RAM, and rads first, and wait for good bundles on the MB/CPU and deals on the GPU around Black Friday and Christmas. If the EVGA FTW3 isn't available later on, it's all good. The ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte cards are great performers as well. With Pascal having reached it's maturity, the die yields are on point and most of the AIB partner cards are within a percent or two of performance of each other. My main requirements are that it's a card with a fullcover block available and it has to have dual 8 pins on the GPU to feed it the extra juice, cause it's going under water and I'm OC'ing it to hell and back, lol.