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2080 Super, is it more than I really need?

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2019/08/15 10:19:35 (permalink)
Was planning to do the 2080 Super FTW3 Hydro Copper (vs the other 2080 super's because it's cheaper than buying an XC and adding a block).  Trying to figure out if that's the right choice or if it's overkill.  I game at 1440p on a 144Hz monitor (though I'm not necessarily concerned about hitting 144fps+ I don't do the types and level of gaming that benefit from that) with a second monitor attached to handle other stuff at the same time (browsing etc.)  Basically trying to figure out if I can save $100 and go with a 2070 Super and toss a hydro copper block on it instead. 
 
I've looked at a lot of benchmarks and overall I think the 2070 Super would probably be fine for 1440, right now at least, but of course who knows what future games will bring.  I also plan to keep the card for probably 3+ years now after I buy it though, and at that point I might be on 4K which the 2070 is marginal for right now.  Of course, I'm also still trying to figure out how to get into a 2080Ti because of the extra 3GB of RAM, but I'm looking at least at another 400 on top of the 2080 Super for that so I don't think it's gonna happen unless I waited like 6 months till some other upcoming expenses were done.  I know I'm overthinking it, but figured if I could bounce my thoughts off you guys someone could get me pointed in the right direction as to what's the most logical choice to do.

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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/15 10:38:04 (permalink)
    vote for - 2080 Super  - hit the sweet spot  
     
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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/15 10:38:06 (permalink)
    I think what you might want to do is future proof yourself for about 3 years. So in that case the 2080 super FTW3 Hydro Copper would be a fine choice if you remain at 1440p. 

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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/15 10:39:16 (permalink)
    flyinion
    Was planning to do the 2080 Super FTW3 Hydro Copper (vs the other 2080 super's because it's cheaper than buying an XC and adding a block).  Trying to figure out if that's the right choice or if it's overkill.  I game at 1440p on a 144Hz monitor (though I'm not necessarily concerned about hitting 144fps+ I don't do the types and level of gaming that benefit from that) with a second monitor attached to handle other stuff at the same time (browsing etc.)  Basically trying to figure out if I can save $100 and go with a 2070 Super and toss a hydro copper block on it instead. 
     
    I've looked at a lot of benchmarks and overall I think the 2070 Super would probably be fine for 1440, right now at least, but of course who knows what future games will bring.  I also plan to keep the card for probably 3+ years now after I buy it though, and at that point I might be on 4K which the 2070 is marginal for right now.  Of course, I'm also still trying to figure out how to get into a 2080Ti because of the extra 3GB of RAM, but I'm looking at least at another 400 on top of the 2080 Super for that so I don't think it's gonna happen unless I waited like 6 months till some other upcoming expenses were done.  I know I'm overthinking it, but figured if I could bounce my thoughts off you guys someone could get me pointed in the right direction as to what's the most logical choice to do.




    I don't think your out of line thinking that way, if you can't afford the 2080ti, and think the 2070 might not quite cut the mustard for you then get the best you can for now, nothing says you can't do the step up within 90 days and get the 2080ti if you money boat comes to dock with a surprise.  Best of luck on your purchase whatever you decide though.
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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/15 10:54:15 (permalink)
    Thanks guys.  I figured I was on the right track with the 2080 Super, just have a habit of second guessing myself at the last minute lol.  Definitely been learning how to compromise without sacrificing stuff I really need vs want as I've gone through my recent build, just need to keep that rolling through to the GPU and cooling upgrade I'm doing.

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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/17 13:59:39 (permalink)
    So reviving this a bit. The FTW might be a tight fit with potential water cooling upgrades in the future. It will fit fine now but if I was going to add a second rad it will be a really tight fit (I've seen it done in my case with extended length cards). Debating whether to do a XC series with a water block instead since it's an inch shorter almost. Though since I'm cooling just one gpu and the CPU the single 30mm 360 is probably more than enough. I think worst case if I get a pcie extension and put the GPU in my case's vertical mount that would solve any potential clearance problems anyway.

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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/17 15:16:33 (permalink)
    flyinion
    Thanks guys.  I figured I was on the right track with the 2080 Super, just have a habit of second guessing myself at the last minute lol.  Definitely been learning how to compromise without sacrificing stuff I really need vs want as I've gone through my recent build, just need to keep that rolling through to the GPU and cooling upgrade I'm doing.




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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/17 18:11:41 (permalink)
    2080 Super FTW hydro copper ordered :)

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    Re: 2080 Super, is it more than I really need? 2019/08/17 19:08:35 (permalink)
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