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LongJon

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
Yeah I'm not buying a $1000+ CPU 😂 So looks like that won't be getting upgraded until it makes more sense.  I do like that case you mentioned.  I'll probably go with that as well as 16 more GB of the same RAM I currently have. 

How big of a job is it to move all the components (as well as put in the new ram) over to a new case?

Also how's the 1080Ti review coming? 

I like that the case you recommended has like a handle to use when transporting it. 

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 01:30:32 PM »
Yeah I'm not buying a $1000+ CPU 😂 So looks like that won't be getting upgraded until it makes more sense.  I do like that case you mentioned.  I'll probably go with that as well as 16 more GB of the same RAM I currently have. 

How big of a job is it to move all the components (as well as put in the new ram) over to a new case?

Also how's the 1080Ti review coming? 

I like that the case you recommended has like a handle to use when transporting it.

Switching over to a new case really isn't that hard, it's just time-consuming. The good news is that you'll don't need to update any drivers or software, you just need to unplug a lot of stuff. The new case will come with all the screws you need, but you'll need to make sure not to lose track of the power supply cables or SATA data cables in the process of switching over. You'll also want to make sure you grab the little Asus Q-connector that assists in attaching the front panel connector leads (power, reset, drive activity, etc.). You'll want to use it to connect the new case's leads. And adding RAM is really easy, as long as you make sure to fully insert the sticks. Remember that you're not actually removing your old sticks - just leave those in during the upgrade.

The 1080 Ti review is coming along - I've had some performance anomalies with my 1080 Ti, where it was significantly underperforming the Titan X Pascal, and I'm looking into potential causes. In the meantime, I've switched over to a different benchmarking system just in case that was the reason. Right now I'm benching the 980 Ti for a baseline comparison, and will then complete my 1080 Ti benchmarking. Review will probably be up early next week. I've been busy on a number of other projects, including a system modding article featuring a number of RGB solutions from Thermaltake, SilverStone, Gigabyte, and Corsair.

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 02:34:24 PM »
Back in action over here. Somehow my Windows 10 installation had become corrupted, and specifically the DirectX files. It was causing extreme CPU usage in games that in turn throttled GPUs, including the 1080 Ti and 1080 I was benchmarking with. I'll have the 1080 Ti review up within a few days.