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4bRigger

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2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:46:29 AM »
Curious if there are any 2080 Ti cards which could fit in this mini ITX build?
The gigabyte windforce 8Gb 2080 that the build specs is the same length as itís gigabyte windforce  2080 Ti counterpart and there seems to be even some shorter options although t[/img][/img][/img]he depth is somewhat of a variable.

Beyond size, would there need to be any additional considerations?

What version of the 2080 Ti would serve as the best drop in solution if you wanted to build this system with the beefed up card?

Thanks because Iím almost ready to pull the trigger on this one.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 08:18:46 AM »
Also, just for some OC headroom Iíd probably up the PSU to pretty much the largest SFX there is, SilverStone 800W LTI.

Any input appreciated, thanks again Ari.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 01:17:14 PM »
Welcome to the TBG Forum, 4bRigger!

Which ITX are you interested in? There are a few, so I just want to make sure I'm talking about the same one.

By the way, I've specifically held off on recommending a 2080 Ti in the ITX guides because it is very power hungry (it uses more power than any previous video card). This translates to a huge airflow requirement for optimal performance. That, of course, is impossible in a true SFF system, but it doesn't necessarily mean you can't use the 2080 Ti, it just requires some compromises to noise levels, boost levels, or both. I'll be conducting my own thermal testing on an EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black (the smallest 2080 Ti model and the only one that will fit in every ITX gaming system featured on TBG). I will provide results in a few weeks, and if they are positive, it will make its way into the guides for March.

As for the power supply, yes the SilverStone Technology SX800-LTI is a fantastic choice, but honestly, going with the 700W Platinum model would work just as well. That's still enough wattage for a high-end combo (e.g., 9900K/2080 Ti). What I'm concerned about is thermal performance of the case/GPU combo.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 03:28:33 AM »
Excellent, looking forward to this.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 09:24:54 AM »
Excellent, looking forward to this.

Actually have the EVGA 2080 Ti Black in hand now and will begin SFF testing today. I was going to use it for a high-end desktop PC assembly article first, but some of the gear announced at CES 2019 is taking a bit longer to launch than expected.

Results will probably be up by the middle of next week.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 08:25:25 PM »
FYI, results of my performance and thermal testing of the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in the SilverStone SG13 case are now live. Check them out here.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »
Saw the updated build page saying that youíve tested it all out.
Last question(s): was there any thermal throttling of the CPU/GPU at stock clocks? / Try any overclocks?

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
Saw the updated build page saying that youíve tested it all out.
Last question(s): was there any thermal throttling of the CPU/GPU at stock clocks? / Try any overclocks?

There was no thermal throttling of either the CPU or GPU. I tried a moderate 100MHz overclock on the GPU (compared to reference), and there was no significant change in temps. The dual-fan EVGA card could handle itself well in the small case.

As for the CPU (a 7700K, essentially identical in heat/performance to the 9600K), I'd say you don't have a lot of overclocking headroom if you're using an air cooler. That's just a fact of life in this small case. For more headroom, you have to go with a 120mm liquid cooler, but this will increase GPU temps, so it's a balancing act. And putting a 9900K in there is definitely not recommended. You simply need a bigger case for that if you're serious about performance rather than just cramming as much gear into a small space as possible.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 09:19:02 AM »
Iím a bit confused. The current build for March 2019 features a 9900K, but you donít recommend it?
Thatís why I was asking about the CPU thermals if the 9900K was throttled with an air cooler even with the scythe lowpro fan push pull set up.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 09:22:21 AM »
For clarity, Iím referring to the optional 9900K/2080TI build.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 09:40:49 AM »
Iím a bit confused. The current build for March 2019 features a 9900K, but you donít recommend it?
Thatís why I was asking about the CPU thermals if the 9900K was throttled with an air cooler even with the scythe lowpro fan push pull set up.

I haven't tested the FTZ01 case with this setup, just the SG13. The FTZ01 has much better cooling. It will be fine.

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Re: 2080 Ti Mini-ITX
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 01:22:21 PM »
Awesome, Iíll post some pics once itís up and running.
Thanks again.