Looking forward to the GTX 1070 / 1080

Jmania

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To my understanding the whole cabinet of an x51 r2/r3 can handle 330 w, which gives around 170 w for the graphics card. But that would be the absolute limit and with the risk of some issues popping up down the line. 150 w is great, the question now is the dimensions of the card and whether the nvidia manufactured version will fit. If not we will have to wait and see whether a version pops up which will fit
 

raydenr

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The 1070 from nvidia will have a 8pin connector, where my R3 has 2 6 pin. Will that mean I can't fit that card in it ?
 

quicksilv3r

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The 1070 is now showing up on the geforce site, it is indeed 150w but unfortunately the length of it is 10.5" but that may be only for there edition, really hoping EVGA or some other brand reduce it the length to 9.5" so it fits in the X51

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1070
10.5" card can fit if u remove the front case fan. you can also replace it with a thinner fan like this one http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...WM_Fan_R126010BUAF.html?tl=g36c365s1625#blank
 

Iamhydrogen

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I believe the official specs of the 970 have it as 10.5 so there could be a good chance a 9.5 is made. Want to see some benchmarks of 970 vs. 1070.
 

Jasss

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I managed to buy the R2 Powerboard for my X51 R1, really looking forward to get my hands on a gtx1070 now :D
 

Dan.J

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I believe the official specs of the 970 have it as 10.5 so there could be a good chance a 9.5 is made. Want to see some benchmarks of 970 vs. 1070.
Going to be a nice upgrade especially if your running at 1440P or more. I like the idea of putting a 1070 inside my R3 but right now I have a 980ti in a amp and wont see any real benefits other than a cleaner setup so guess I will hold off for now.
 

Chris401

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I got my 1080 founders edition coming on Tuesday, I'm going to be putting this inside my r3... hopefully it works, the 980 (165W) did perfectly, the 760ti (170W) was a alienware preconfigure card at one point and its only 10 watts less than the 1080 (180w) so wish me luck.

ill let everyone know how it comes out Wednesday morning. I've seen people have issues with the r9 Nano (180W) but I think that's because the unlocked processor plus the water cooler uses up too much power.

My r3 has the i7-6700 locked. no water cooler
 
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Marty

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I'm holding out for the 1070, but will follow your progress incredibly closely. If you get time, what would be absolutely invaluable would be pics of the install, any issues encountered and benchmarks :)

That actually may temp me to cancel my 1070 idea, and order a 1080 as I only went 1070 due to power.

Top man!
 

quicksilv3r

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AMD's RX 480 is also 150w tdp!!! and requires 1x6pin Power Connector!
its not as powerful as 1070gtx but
is in between 970-980gtx performance for only $199!!!
 

Dan.J

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I got my 1080 founders edition coming on Tuesday, I'm going to be putting this inside my r3... hopefully it works, the 980 (165W) did perfectly, the 760ti (170W) was a alienware preconfigure card at one point and its only 10 watts less than the 1080 (180w) so wish me luck.

ill let everyone know how it comes out Wednesday morning. I've seen people have issues with the r9 Nano (180W) but I think that's because the unlocked processor plus the water cooler uses up too much power.

My r3 has the i7-6700 locked. no water cooler
Let us know how this goes, this would be a perfect setup if it works solid. Thanks
 

Chris401

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My gpu came in early :D . Theres a issue tho :(

a couple of things I would like to mention. I swap out the 20mm fan for a 10mm one that was discuss in a previous post of fitting a 980, I also bought a (2 6pin to 1 8 pin cable) which was also mention in earlier post for gpus like this one.



Gpu1.pngGpu2.png

So my first issue I came into was getting the gpu into the slot, this cable holder was on the slot I remove it but put the image to show you

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first problem solved
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My Next issue was while attempting to fit the gpu in the case. there's another one of those cable organizers that stick out and wont allow the gpu to fit in. removing this one is kind of tricky. I removed it while putting my new fan and that involve removing the front plate so it was easy for me at the time.
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Now the only issue I'm having is the gpu will not completely fit in the pc. Its 2 things. the length and the height of the gpu.
The problem is that this gpu is about 2' taller than 980 (4.4 inches Vs 5.9 inches)
I think its because the 1080 comes with a backplate. (my 980 did not and I think most of them did not.)
Normally the length wouldn't be a issue because its just enough but now that my gpu is taller, its pushing one of the hooks (near the alien head) that keeps the front plate of the case in out and I cant push it back in because the gpu is in the way. The 10mm fan is still fine. its just this hook.
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BUT that's only a cosmetic issue and that did not stop me and for now. I left it like that I was able to kind of put the top back on, you can see it sticking it out
kind of (didn't do a close up pic for that sorry)
Just a note This issue will also be present for the 1070 since they are the exact same dimension.
Now if they make the card shorter the height won't be a issue I can see non reference 1070s getting that treatment but not the 1080.

I just wanted to see if my pc will power on (and it did) so now I'm installing drivers gona run a benchmark and game in ultra settings to see if the PSU will handle it.
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Chris401

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Thanks, Chris401!

So the 350w PSU can run the 1080 just fine?
I ran the 3Dmark 4K benchmark and my pc was fine and I have been playing gta on 4K ultra for about a hour nothing happen no shutdown or anything. The thing is these new 6th gen processors are so efficient compare to the r2 i7-4790. There really shouldn't be a issue with using this gpu both of those components alone use up about 240w on a full load. Everything else is minor, the pc at the worst would hit 300w in my opinion. But like I said I wouldn't go overclockong the gpu or using the i7-6700k with water cooling that might bring it to its limit.
 
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