Buying a RTX 2070? My advice...

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  1. Zymphad

    Zymphad Zymphad

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    My advice is buy the cheapest RTX 2070 you can. No matter the price, you get the same chip, same ram speed/bandwidth etc. Far as I know all the custom RTX 2070 come with 8 phase VRM or better.

    You may pay more for "binned" and pre-overclocked.

    I can tell you the 2070 overclocks well, and easily. Every review of the cheaper 2070 I have seen overclock just as well as the binned chips. So I guess I don't even know what that means from NVidia if overclock results are the same.

    I bought the Gigabyte Windforce 3 for $450 on sale, it was the cheapest I could find. It's overclocked 188 on the core and 700 on memeory. It boosts to 2050 and stays around 2020 on Division 2 at 70C. 2070 shouldn't thermally throttle until 88C, so plenty of thermal room. I recommend just get the 2070 you can afford and know that it will like overclock like a monster.
     
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    If you are not afraid about warranty etc I would commend kraken g12 mod in order to get nicer temps.
     
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    No need. If one is going to take the time and void warranty by removing the shroud, just strap two 120mm static pressure fans for $30 using zip ties should see temps about 10c drop.

    Especially when the card already has fan connectors that should be able to run 120mm fans fine got 3 on my card.
     
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