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2020/02/17 21:23:16 (permalink)
I'm looking to watercool down the road and I'm wondering if this is the best 2080ti reference pcb card for the job?
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/17 22:14:35 (permalink)
That is the card That I am running with a Heatkiller block.
You will still be power limited, BIOS flashing is an option though.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/17 22:34:57 (permalink)
What bios are you running? ftw 3 ultra? 373W?
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/17 23:27:52 (permalink)
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What bios are you running? ftw 3 ultra? 373W?


I have ran the FTW3 BIOS and it works fine but for daily use I am using the KFA2 380w BIOS.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/17 23:31:07 (permalink)
XOC worked ok on my FTW3

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/17 23:53:22 (permalink)
If you get basically any new 2080ti wont it most likely have a newer XUSB FW Version that doesn't let you flash older bios like the kfa 380?
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 00:08:22 (permalink)
No
Unless my FTW3, which was bought just before Christmas was an old card .
post edited by spit051261 - 2020/02/18 00:12:04

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 00:27:02 (permalink)
How can i be sure of this using a new xc ultra? everyone else ive asked says it wont work. now im lost haha
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 00:32:04 (permalink)
The best card is the KPE
XC ultra won't work doing what ?
I just ran the fans on mine and it ran cool enough , even OC it .

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 01:03:45 (permalink)
I'm wanting to use an Heatkiller IV gpu waterblock in the future. So I have to stick with a reference pcb card. XC Ultra or FE seem like my only good option right now. Thoughts? 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 01:09:48 (permalink)
My thought is..
Get a kingpin and Bykski water block or just use the cooler it comes with.
Job done.

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 01:27:26 (permalink)
I would if it wasn't another 600 for the KPE. Its a bit too much for me personally to spend that much to get a minor performance improvement over reference pcb in a heatkiller iv.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 03:34:35 (permalink)
My last card was an FTW3 and I changed it for a KPE.
Believe me when I say it's a he'll of a lot more than a "minor performance improvement ".
You'll buy an ultra and wish you had bought the kingpin.
The standard cooling is not bad and easy to upgrade on the KPE.
They cost more for a reason.
post edited by spit051261 - 2020/02/19 17:51:47

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 06:55:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby MentalityX 2020/02/18 16:53:38
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How can i be sure of this using a new xc ultra? everyone else ive asked says it wont work. now im lost haha


My card is a newer XUSB version as well, I use a USB programmer to flash older XUSB versions.
I do have to agree with the other posters about the KPE, I am in the process of getting a KPE myself.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 09:32:25 (permalink)
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I'm wanting to use an Heatkiller IV gpu waterblock in the future. So I have to stick with a reference pcb card. XC Ultra or FE seem like my only good option right now. Thoughts? 




 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 16:54:38 (permalink)
@Sultan.of.swing is there a guide on how to do this anywhere?
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 16:55:49 (permalink)
@CoolGTX I would like to just get an evga xc ultra but im worried with a new card i'll be stuck with 338W bios due to new xusb fw
 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 17:10:07 (permalink)
PM sultan of swing.
Looks like he had no trouble flashing a different BIOS on the newer card.

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 18:11:15 (permalink)
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@Sultan.of.swing is there a guide on how to do this anywhere?


There is a guide but it does not 100% cover turing series. Shoot me a PM and I can show you what's needed and how to do it.



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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 18:12:44 (permalink)
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@Sultan.of.swing is there a guide on how to do this anywhere?


There is a guide but it does not 100% cover turing series. Shoot me a PM and I can show you what's needed and how to do it.





Posting how to do it in this thread would be nice. You could also earn a blue ribbon.

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 18:15:18 (permalink)
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@Sultan.of.swing is there a guide on how to do this anywhere?


There is a guide but it does not 100% cover turing series. Shoot me a PM and I can show you what's needed and how to do it.





Posting how to do it in this thread would be nice. You could also earn a .




Haha, I'm not sure if it is allowed on here.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 18:23:54 (permalink)
The boss said it was so go ahead.
If it's good , Sajin might put it as a sticky.
post edited by spit051261 - 2020/02/18 18:26:18

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 19:02:44 (permalink)
I'll work on something, It's quite a lot to post.
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 19:07:47 (permalink)
Good .
Look forward to reading it as I am sure others are too.

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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 20:49:44 (permalink)
really would appreciate it Sultan.of.swing 
your my only hope lol
 
on a side note wouldn't I be better off finding a Galax KFA2 2080ti oc card since it would already put me at the better 380w bios?
 
I would love to get a kpe but damn... 1800 dollars bro? Maybe when the price comes down some but ill most likely want the newer series by that time haha..
I suppose it wouldn't be a huge stretch if I were to get the galax card im likely already looking at 1400 plus since ill have to buy it from another country etc.
Galax still hasn't responded about stock coming to the US.
 
 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/18 20:51:37 (permalink)
If I can achieve the same thing or more with an XC ultra then I'll happily buy one using someones affiliate code.
 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/19 10:40:57 (permalink)
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really would appreciate it Sultan.of.swing 
your my only hope lol
 
on a side note wouldn't I be better off finding a Galax KFA2 2080ti oc card since it would already put me at the better 380w bios?
 
I would love to get a kpe but damn... 1800 dollars bro? Maybe when the price comes down some but ill most likely want the newer series by that time haha..
I suppose it wouldn't be a huge stretch if I were to get the galax card im likely already looking at 1400 plus since ill have to buy it from another country etc.
Galax still hasn't responded about stock coming to the US.
 
 




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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/19 11:33:59 (permalink)
Jeez I cant believe i'm actually considering taking this deal..
If i buy an item with the rebate card and sell it as new on ebay along with my used 2080 card ill be paying about what I would pay for an FE 2080ti.. hmmm
 
The frames gained over a oc'd 2080ti xc ultra wouldnt be that great though from what I can see in GamersNexus kingpin overclocking vid.
The other thing is that this card wont allow me to put the side glass panel back on until I set up the custom loop Im pretty sure..
I only really game with my machine so I feel like I might be going overboard with a kpe card tbh.
 
Also.. are there any great comparisons between byskis kp waterblock and evgas? other than evgas costing about 3 times as much?
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/19 11:35:26 (permalink)
Using an O11D case btw. plan to get the xl variant before i watercool.
 
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Re: Is the 2080ti XC ULTRA the best EVGA choice reference pcb card for a heatkiller? 2020/02/19 11:42:36 (permalink)
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Jeez I cant believe i'm actually considering taking this deal..
If i buy an item with the rebate card and sell it as new on ebay along with my used 2080 card ill be paying about what I would pay for an FE 2080ti.. hmmm
 
The frames gained over a oc'd 2080ti xc ultra wouldnt be that great though from what I can see in GamersNexus kingpin overclocking vid.
The other thing is that this card wont allow me to put the side glass panel back on until I set up the custom loop Im pretty sure..
I only really game with my machine so I feel like I might be going overboard with a kpe card tbh.
 
Also.. are there any great comparisons between byskis kp waterblock and evgas? other than evgas costing about 3 times as much?




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