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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO $729.99

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I heard this card is very quiet, but I also heard that the weight doesn't let it sit leveled. Is this card worth it if it's too heavy?
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Do you need it to sit leveled? As long as the pins are making contact with the PCI slots then I think it's ok
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Seems like a great deal
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Drop had ended
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This was an old deal. Its dead.

By the way, yes, the card sags on the right/far side from the I/O. It comes with a support beam, which fits in the slot under it (taking up a whopping 3 slot spaces on your machine, in total), but it does nothing. If the support beam screwed into the card, it would be different, but it doesn't, you just have to hope it aligns, and its flimsy, so it bends too, being only connected at the I/O side to the case, your card is supposed to rest on it on one side. But the slightest gap in fit will render it useless. Also, it can move forward sliding from under the card -- it will look like its doing something but it wont even be touching the card. Dumb. To be honest, the concept was OK, but the implementation was stupid.

The card is EXTREMELY LOUD when its on full fan-speed (insanely loud); but during idle and ordinary workloads, it the fans barely move, or don't spin perhaps even, and so is very quiet. It really depends on how you intend to use the card and how you manage your cooling.

By the way, there is nothing wrong with this card compared to other 1080 Tis. It does a good job; and appears to have slightly better cooling capability.
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I usually use a zip tie hooked to the last screw of the backplate and tied to the case side, if there are holes in this spot. That holds card nicely from sagging down. Also routing 6/8 pin power through the top and zip-tieing to 24-pin can hold it sometimes. There are ways, but I would rather have smaller and lighter cards. Zotac ITX by the way is not bad
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This was an old deal. Its dead.

By the way, yes, the card sags on the right/far side from the I/O. It comes with a support beam, which fits in the slot under it (taking up a whopping 3 slot spaces on your machine, in total), but it does nothing. If the support beam screwed into the card, it would be different, but it doesn't, you just have to hope it aligns, and its flimsy, so it bends too, being only connected at the I/O side to the case, your card is supposed to rest on it on one side. But the slightest gap in fit will render it useless. Also, it can move forward sliding from under the card -- it will look like its doing something but it wont even be touching the card. Dumb. To be honest, the concept was OK, but the implementation was stupid.

The card is EXTREMELY LOUD when its on full fan-speed (insanely loud); but during idle and ordinary workloads, it the fans barely move, or don't spin perhaps even, and so is very quiet. It really depends on how you intend to use the card and how you manage your cooling.

By the way, there is nothing wrong with this card compared to other 1080 Tis. It does a good job; and appears to have slightly better cooling capability.
you must be talking about a different card. The MSI Trio Gaming X is the silent card, even at full load

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pa...ew,10.html
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No, that's not correct -- I have this card. And at FULL LOAD it is EXTREMELY LOUD. That said, it only does that when there is an error -- for example, MSI ships it with a BRACE to support the weight of the heavy card. However, its a flimsy stupid thing that can slip and its support grip at the end can catch the edge of one of the Trios 3 fans, causing 1/3rd of the card to report overheating. This causes the card to spin out of control at FULL SPEED with the other 2 fans (in a desperate attempt to cool the card). And its EXTREMELY LOUD. Very bad design of that brace by MSI. It should screw in place to the card or click in place, but the card RESTS on it, but the edges are rounded. Very easy to damage a card if using that brace -- LUCKILY the fans are noisy at full speed or i wouldn't have known and my card would've been destroyed.

Also, I found that if you're using fan speed controllers these fans can miscommunicate and my card kept running fans at FULL SPEED (very noisy!!) when my PC awoke from sleep. Very bizarre. I solved this by setting everything in the BIOS with profiles that give the card a generous temperature range before full speed ever kicks in, and now its perfectly quiet.

This card is very VERY quiet under normal usage. MUCH quieter than most of other cards. I know. Because its been sitting right next to my right ear for months. But yes, the fans can get very noisy under full load.

It'll sound like a helicopter if one fan gets blocked (no spin) and the other 2 go crazy to compensate. Or if your fan speed configurations are conflicting (best to make a Custom Fan Speed Profile in BIOS).
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