Received an RTX 2080 Super today, let's upgrade that old GTX 970.
Specifically, the EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Gaming, the only non-reference RTX 2080 Super I found that was dual slot and would actually fit.
Also got myself a nice wireless mouse, I'm going to need it since I'm playing on the TV and the only wireless mouse I have is an old Logitech laptop mouse not designed for gaming.
Fits perfectly with just enough room for the cabling on the right side.
And with the case back on. Man, it sure would be nice if there wasn't so much cable.
It looks like the intake fan is lit up, but that's actually my motherboard shining on it. Haven't received the addressable RGB LED strip yet.
And finally some benchmarks comparing my old GTX 970 to the new RTX 2080 Super. The difference is night and day.
It actually maxed out the VR score... Guess I should get a nice VR headset. Not quite ready for future VR though.
It's not the most powerful RTX 2080 Super model given the smaller heatsink compared to all of the others, but there's still some headroom for overclocking. Pretty happy with the performance so far in the little testing I have done in games. I was considering returning it for a RTX 2070 Super which is supposed to have better bang for the buck, but I think I might need all of this performance, even if it's only 12% more FPS than the RTX 2070 Super and costs 33% more. Still a much better value than the 2080 Ti.
I'm also considering getting some CableMod cables. They're not exactly cheap, but even when I did my best job to bunch up the wires so they wouldn't get in the way, they're still making the window bulge out a little on the motherboard side. There's just too much cable and nowhere good to put it.
I did get a 20% off code with either the mobo or the PSU, so why not make use of it.
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