Which of these 2 GPU is better for the Ncase

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Hi everyone! In need of some expert help again.

Been trying to get my head around all the GPUs lately to fit into my Ncase.

I've narrowed it down to the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC GAMING but not sure if I should get the Ultra version.

So basically -
Ultra version - 2.75 slot card
Normal version - 2 slot card (but will add two fans on the bottom of the case).

Which one will perform better in the Ncase. I did read that having fans at the bottom is good.

Thanks!
 

tinyitx

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If it were me, I would use the 2-slot card.
First off, XC Gaming and XC Ultra have the same spec except the latter has a beefier heatsink. I expect Gaming's cooling is already good enough. So, it is more like a 'cool Gaming vs cooler Ultra' comparison rather than a 'hot Gaming vs cool Ultra'. Gaming framerate wise, both cards will probably give the same result, while the latter is just cooler as its thicker heatsink will probably dissipate heat better than the Gaming's.

But, 2-slot card can allow two 25mm fans at case bottom while the 2.75 card cannot. I reckon the cool air drawn in by these 2 case fans will not only benefit the display card but also send 'unused' ambient air to the rest of the case, thus benefiting other hardware components.

In other words, if you consider just the card alone, 2.75 slot card should be better thermal-wise (not framerate wise).
But, if you consider the entire system, 2.0 slot card plus dual 25mm intake fans should be better.
 
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Thanks so much for the clear suggestion! I think ill go with the 2-slot as it gives me most flexibility! Really appreciate the reply, thanks! Happy New Year!
 

ctrl.alt.del

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If it were me, I would use the 2-slot card.
First off, XC Gaming and XC Ultra have the same spec except the latter has a beefier heatsink. I expect Gaming's cooling is already good enough. So, it is more like a 'cool Gaming vs cooler Ultra' comparison rather than a 'hot Gaming vs cool Ultra'. Gaming framerate wise, both cards will probably give the same result, while the latter is just cooler as its thicker heatsink will probably dissipate heat better than the Gaming's.

But, 2-slot card can allow two 25mm fans at case bottom while the 2.75 card cannot. I reckon the cool air drawn in by these 2 case fans will not only benefit the display card but also send 'unused' ambient air to the rest of the case, thus benefiting other hardware components.

In other words, if you consider just the card alone, 2.75 slot card should be better thermal-wise (not framerate wise).
But, if you consider the entire system, 2.0 slot card plus dual 25mm intake fans should be better.
I've also been wondering this, in particular whether the bottom intake fans would fit on the Ultra version of the EVGA gpu. So thanks for clearing that up

That being said...
Thanks so much for the clear suggestion! I think ill go with the 2-slot as it gives me most flexibility! Really appreciate the reply, thanks! Happy New Year!
I noticed the Ultra version was on sale (not anymore), but I'm hoping for the Gaming one to go on sale too.
 
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So just wanted to give an update -

So I ended up getting the SUPER XC GAMING (2 slot).
Massive thanks to tinyitx with the help, since i think it was totally the right decision.

In the Ncase, you need that extra bit of air flow for the overall case esp to maintain the 3950x.
Thanks!
 
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tinyitx

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So just wanted to give an update -

So I ended up getting the SUPER XC GAMING (2 slot).
Massive thanks to tinyitx with the help, since i think it was totally the right decision.

In the Ncase, you need that extra bit of air flow for the overall case esp to maintain the 3950x.
Thanks!
You are welcome.

How about posting some pics to show off your beautiful build so that we can all admire?
 
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How about posting some pics to show off your beautiful build so that we can all admire?
Haha! Its nothing special since its pretty much the same as Optimum Tech's, but maybe when work dies down :)

I noticed the Ultra version was on sale (not anymore), but I'm hoping for the Gaming one to go on sale too.
Hey! Im assuming that you are from Aus - the Gaming one just went on sale today for $849 at Scorptec!
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Sorry, i must be blind. Its the Ultra one, not the 2 slot one haha
 
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ctrl.alt.del

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Hey! Im assuming that you are from Aus - the Gaming one just went on sale today for $849 at Scorptec!
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Sorry, i must be blind. Its the Ultra one, not the 2 slot one haha
Haha, yeah saw this. And I'm still contemplating getting it.

My main concern is the coil whine reports which some are saying is unbearably loud (on both the Gaming and Ultra).

My thinking process is to bite the bullet with the Gaming version (which atm is $50 more considering the Scorptec sale), and buy bottom mounted fans. Unsure if this actually solves the issue. But this would also add a considerable amount to the ending price.

Whereas buying the Ultra version would mean I would just have to deal with it, since bottom mounted fans can't fit with this 2.75 slot model.

So I guess my question is, is it worth going the Gaming option route? Is the coil whine really that bad?
I should note that I don't use headphones for gaming, and rely mostly on desktop speakers.
 

whisky

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Just as a FYI - I believe you can fit slim fans under the Ultra if I'm not mistaken. You may or not have to take the shroud off, but I've seen other posts with the Ultra and fans under it.