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    Default Advice "ASUS RTX 3070 EKWB 8GB"

    I want to know what gamers and VR gamers make of this card This one is water-cooled and will it give better performance for HP G2 and Quest 2 I have the chance to upgrade to this card..... good idea or a bad one..... Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by daspinall View Post
    I want to know what gamers and VR gamers make of this card This one is water-cooled and will it give better performance for HP G2 and Quest 2 I have the chance to upgrade to this card..... good idea or a bad one..... Thanks in advance
    Upgrade from what? The RX5600 XT?
    Yes, could be a good upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallcott View Post
    Upgrade from what? The RX5600 XT?
    Yes, could be a good upgrade.
    Thanks, I bought it but have to wait until tomorrow for the cooling sys to arrive so I can install it... This card cost me £839.99 plus another £110 for a cooling sys kit! I think I'm mad I would never normally pay this amount for a GPU!!!!! But times are desperate I guess.... the 5600 is a good card and runs the sim ok but not too good with VR on top of that..... so all good this end I now have a monster gaming machine!!!!! or will have tomorrow when all is installed........
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    All plumbed in and water-cooled..... I've not even overclocked the GPU yet.... and by the benchmark test, There is no need too!

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    Might be a daft question but does the card run without the cooling system?
    What I mean is if it won't run without the cooling system then why do they sell it separate, I'm new to this side of things so forgive my ignorance?

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    This card, EKWB, is only for water coolers, there are many air cooler 3070's out there... you will either own a cooling sys or going to buy one.... I now have two cooling systems one for the CPU and one for the GPU, you can loop them both on one cooling sys which most people do.... I thought about it and didn't like the idea of sharing a cooler with CPU and GPU so I have separate cooling systems.... It's more costly but the performance is outrageous .....

    The card itself has a water cooler kit factory installed which is featured in the above photo, which you could take off and replace with fans. But why anyone would do that I have no idea

    Overclocked the 3070 card, final benchmark score
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    Last edited by daspinall; 01-13-2022 at 10:28 AM.
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    I was reading about the prices of GPU's because of this crypto mining, but the last one I read it is settling down a bit and possibly we may see the prices drop but as you know once a price gets set it can become the norm so hopefully they will come down.

    Also read about fake GPU's as well, I believe they put a cover shield on them to look like a high end GPU and an sticker on the bottom saying it an XXXGPU but if opened up they reveal to be low end GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColR1948 View Post
    I was reading about the prices of GPU's because of this crypto mining, but the last one I read it is settling down a bit and possibly we may see the prices drop but as you know once a price gets set it can become the norm so hopefully they will come down.

    Also read about fake GPU's as well, I believe they put a cover shield on them to look like a high end GPU and an sticker on the bottom saying it an XXXGPU but if opened up they reveal to be low end GPU.

    Col.
    I always buy my stuff from ScanUK, I've never had any problems or fake stuff from a reputable dealer... One of the biggest performance killers for PC's is heat. Liquid cooling your CPU and GPU will always give you superior performance over Air cooled systems.... I'm loving this rig now.. Not everyone is into water cooling and that's most likely why this card was available at ScanUK....

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    If you live in the UK, Currys appear to have some GPU's in stock. A GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GAMING OC V2 LHR Graphics Card at £680.00! and available in store where I live!

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    £680, I'm on an old age pension, there is no way I could afford one of those unless I won some money.

    Col.

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