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Whats your latest purchase?

Lysrin

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GTX 1080. Which IMO is probably good enough for me still. But I really want HDMI 2.1 so I can at least use my desktop @ 4k 120Hz.
I had pondered replacing my 1080 Ti with a 3070 once I saw its performance. Still pondering, but it would mean ripping my loop apart again and the additional cost of a GPU block if I wanted to put it under water. If I didn't water cool it, it would mean redoing my loop. Not sure the change would be worth the effort at this point! lol
 

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I had pondered replacing my 1080 Ti with a 3070 once I saw its performance. Still pondering, but it would mean ripping my loop apart again and the additional cost of a GPU block if I wanted to put it under water. If I didn't water cool it, it would mean redoing my loop. Not sure the change would be worth the effort at this point! lol
One of the reasons I decided to ditch water. Upgrades are such a massive pain. Especially with hard tubing where you'll need to bend new pipes.
 

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One of the reasons I decided to ditch water. Upgrades are such a massive pain. Especially with hard tubing where you'll need to bend new pipes.

Definitely one of the reasons I stuck with flex tubing as opposed to hard, and while I've only done a couple of builds w/ a GPU in the loop, it's not something I'd consider unless for some reason a WC'd card dropped into my lap, or it was some kind of hybrid card with it's own WC cooler that was relatively easy to deal with.

That said.... I'd argue that a person would probably see better returns on WC'ing the GPU as opposed to the CPU.
 

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Agree with both of you @lowfat and @sswilson and have pondered what I'll do for the next upgrade. Buying new blocks add a pretty decent cost on top of an upgrade. I always wanted to do a hard tubing custom loop to see if I could do it. So that is checked off my list at this point!

But I have to say I do love how very quiet my PC is with this loop. When I'm just doing non-gaming stuff on the PC you have to listen carefully to hear if it is on. Gaming it ramps up some, but still way quieter than my system was on air, and a big contributor to that I discovered was the three fans on the GPU.
 

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I ditched hard tubing for that reason also. i make changes frequently enough that the soft tubing feels far more practical. I can swap out a CPU without draining the system simply by moving the block out of the way. GPU upgrades are the only complication since they always require a new block.

However I feel like if I was on air i'd have the itch to upgrade more frequently. I'd likely be comping on trying to pick up a 6XXX amd or 30xx nvidia at this point but I feel like a liquid 1080ti will continue to keep me happy until another series of releases. Then grab the top tier card again and 1 water block and run it for years.
 

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Paying a 10% premium, but whatever, I'll call it a rental tax vs buying it for retail in January.

Edit: 5600 and 5800's are coming in and out of stock right now.
 

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Shear bolts because of course it would break on the drive axle of the snowblower when only done half the work...
 
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