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Finishing Touches! Need opinions on video cards

n.bargas89

12 months ago

Im looking to make a really quiet high end gaming pc. I currently have most of the specs i want to use but im on the fence on the video card. I want to use the RTX 2080 8gb card.. but i know that the 1080 ti cards are gonna drop in price a lot this holiday season. And that i can get a 11gb 1080ti card for less. Is it work saving a few bucks for the slight difference in performance? or is the 2080 card that much better?

Thanks for the help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $358.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler $74.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi Ultimate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $288.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $275.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $799.98 @ Amazon
Case be quiet! - SILENT BASE 801 | ORANGE ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply be quiet! - Straight Power 11 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.85 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $22.40 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2459.09
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $2424.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-05 22:38 EST-0500

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The answer to your questions depends on the resolution and framerate you aim to play at. For most builds, even a GTX 1080 is more then plentiful and without knowing exactly what you aim to play on, it's hard to really say for sure what is the best fit for your goal.

The 2080ti is by far the best performing card if you are aiming for 4K ultra settings but the 2080 is no slough being equivalent to a 1080ti is pretty good on its own but to maintin 60fps in 4K, you have to manually tweak your graphical settings.

if you aren't aiming for 4K ultra or to play only AAA demading titles, it's likely all of the above will actually be overkill.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you are probably right. I dont do anything with crazy graphics. Though i am very interested in Star Citizen. But other then that mainly mobas like Dota 2 and then other games like NBA, Assassins Creed and so on. Maybe ill wait for the 1080ti to come out at the reduced price, who knows maybe it will be cheap enough i can get 2! Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The adequate GPU type also heavily depend on what monitor you have. Or more specifically, at what resolution and frame rate you want to game? For example: if you want 1080p at 60 fps, GTX 1060 6GB or RX 580 8GB would be enough. 1440p at 100 fps? GTX 1070ti or 1080 is for you. 4K at more than 60 fps? Go with RTX 2080ti etc. So what is your need exactly?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

i am still inspecting monitors at the moment. But i think id like to get a 4k monitor.. but i dont really play any 4k games at the moment though im sure it will eventually happen. The 2080ti is soo expensive ha. im really just debating between the 1080ti and the 2080. if the 2080ti is needed later i can make a seperate purchase for it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course. You'll choose whatever fits you best. Just keep in mind, gaming at 4K in high detail and high refresh rates demands expensive hardware. If I were you, I would go for 1440p 144 MHz monitor. This resolution looks sharp AF even on 30 inch displays. And with 1080ti or 2080 you will be able to play almost anything on ultra settings with really high frame rates,

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

fantastic suggestion!! thank you!

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