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Is GTX 1080 TI going to run on my system?

Hi, Colleagues!

I want to upgrade my old gaming PC, but I think i should start with the graphics card, as all other parts are old and if I want DDR4 ram I should change the motherboard, which leads to other changes...

The system is:
RAM: 32GB DDR3 Corsair VENGEANCE 1600~ MHz
PSU: 1000W Chieftec
CPU: Intel Q6600 @ 2400~ Ghz
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
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I know that putting such card on this configuration will be insane bottleneck for it, but I dont want to throw 2K straight away and i will buy new motherboard,cpu and so on a bit later.
If this motherboard could support any of the new processors i7-7700k in example I would buy and install it too!

PS. I will delete this topic if needed as soon as I get an answer.

Thanks in advance! :)
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  1. Based on the specs you've listed I can't recommend anything other than saving up and building a whole new computer when you have the money, putting a $700 graphics card on that system is laughably imbalanced. In addition, trusting that valuable of a graphics card to your PSU would be a very poor choice. Just my 2c.
    Reply to chemmajorp53
  2. You need a new build, from zero, and you should not start building it from the GPU. And please, no, don't delete your topic, may be someone out here is in your same position and need a recomendation!
    Reply to lucas_7_94
  3. To be honest, I don't think a 1080ti would even work on your motherboard. You have to understand that your motherboard is many generations old, with each new generation goes a different CPU socket and chipsets. You have a LGA 775 socket motherboard and the i7 7700K uses LGA 1151 so they are completely different.
    If you want a computer that uses an i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti, you will need to replace everything....well, you might be able to keep your HDD :)
    Reply to pete_101
  4. Guys, thank you for your advices!
    I have the money but I kind of hoped I could add a part or two to the old machine, and then replace all old stuff, because I am still unsure which motherboard I should buy. By the way, what is wrong with my PSU, besides the age?
    Reply to AntoanPopoff
  5. Cheap components can cost a whole system in the end. I would not cheap on the PSU, its the hearth of your system. You want a psu that's at least 80+ certified (80% efficiency) to run propertly and be safe with a 1080Ti.
    Reply to lucas_7_94
  6. The Q6600 still being used... WOW.

    You'd be bat-shit crazy to drop a 1080Ti on that PC. Better to search the used parts shops and get a 9800GT.
    Reply to Britney Amber
  7. pete_101 said:
    To be honest, I don't think a 1080ti would even work on your motherboard. You have to understand that your motherboard is many generations old, with each new generation goes a different CPU socket and chipsets. You have a LGA 775 socket motherboard and the i7 7700K uses LGA 1151 so they are completely different.
    If you want a computer that uses an i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti, you will need to replace everything....well, you might be able to keep your HDD :)


    There is no reason that a 1080Ti wouldn't work on the OP's motherboard, it's a GPU not a CPU and as I have used PCIe 3.0 GPU's on a 775 board so I know that they work. Also if you read the OP there is mention of a later upgrade so why not buy and use the card now then transfer it to the upgraded rig at a later date?
    Reply to Mousemonkey
  8. Mousemonkey said:
    pete_101 said:
    To be honest, I don't think a 1080ti would even work on your motherboard. You have to understand that your motherboard is many generations old, with each new generation goes a different CPU socket and chipsets. You have a LGA 775 socket motherboard and the i7 7700K uses LGA 1151 so they are completely different.
    If you want a computer that uses an i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti, you will need to replace everything....well, you might be able to keep your HDD :)


    There is no reason that a 1080Ti wouldn't work on the OP's motherboard, it's a GPU not a CPU and as I have used PCIe 3.0 GPU's on a 775 board so I know that they work. Also if you read the OP there is mention of a later upgrade so why not buy and use the card now then transfer it to the upgraded rig at a later date?
    Have you used a 1000 series on a 775 board?
    Reply to pete_101
  9. pete_101 said:
    Mousemonkey said:
    pete_101 said:
    To be honest, I don't think a 1080ti would even work on your motherboard. You have to understand that your motherboard is many generations old, with each new generation goes a different CPU socket and chipsets. You have a LGA 775 socket motherboard and the i7 7700K uses LGA 1151 so they are completely different.
    If you want a computer that uses an i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti, you will need to replace everything....well, you might be able to keep your HDD :)


    There is no reason that a 1080Ti wouldn't work on the OP's motherboard, it's a GPU not a CPU and as I have used PCIe 3.0 GPU's on a 775 board so I know that they work. Also if you read the OP there is mention of a later upgrade so why not buy and use the card now then transfer it to the upgraded rig at a later date?
    Have you used a 1000 series on a 775 board?



    No but I have used the 9xx series on a 775 board. Have you used the 1000 series on a 775 board? If not how do you know that it won't work?
    Reply to Mousemonkey
  10. Best answer
    In answer to your direct question, could the GTX 1080 Ti run on your current system: maybe.

    I base my answer exclusively based on the video below. This YouTuber, who I currently follow, used a socket 755 motherboard and Q6600 with a Nvidia Pascal based 1050 Ti. Granted, both your boards are different brands and chipsets. Honestly you have nothing to lose by trying, if you simply order your graphics card from a site with a no-hassle return policy. Amazon comes to mind with NewEgg being a close second.

    RandomGaminginHD: The Core 2 Quad Q6600 | GTX 1050 Ti Budget Gaming PC | 1080p For Less Than $250
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Wu-4tIvK4

    When you watch the video, you'll notice that the reviewer states that even the 1050 Ti is bottlenecked by his Q6600. Unfortunately he doesn't show the CPU usage, so that we could witness it directly.

    Does your current power supply have the available PCIe cables for a GTX 1080 Ti? e.g. 6+8 or 8+8. If so then order your new graphics card and try it on your existing power supply. If not then order my recommendation below:

    EVGA P2 650
    $99.99 ($84.99 after $15.00 rebate card)
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438055

    If the 1080 Ti is actually compatible with your system, then order my recommendation anyway. I just don't want you to go through the expense and trouble of upgrading the power supply if you're not going to end up keeping graphics card.

    By the way, based on the board (P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n), 32 GB DDR3 and your power supply's wattage rating, you're clearly not a cheap individual. Also, with the recent announcements of coming products from Intel at Computex and the recently released AMD Ryzen, I could understand you're holding off on purchasing a new platform. Video below has some good information.

    PC Perspective Podcast #452 - 06/01/17
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y4pSoaCc88
    ! jump to 6:05 (minutes: seconds)
    Reply to rcald2000
  11. Mousemonkey said:
    pete_101 said:
    Mousemonkey said:
    pete_101 said:
    To be honest, I don't think a 1080ti would even work on your motherboard. You have to understand that your motherboard is many generations old, with each new generation goes a different CPU socket and chipsets. You have a LGA 775 socket motherboard and the i7 7700K uses LGA 1151 so they are completely different.
    If you want a computer that uses an i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti, you will need to replace everything....well, you might be able to keep your HDD :)


    There is no reason that a 1080Ti wouldn't work on the OP's motherboard, it's a GPU not a CPU and as I have used PCIe 3.0 GPU's on a 775 board so I know that they work. Also if you read the OP there is mention of a later upgrade so why not buy and use the card now then transfer it to the upgraded rig at a later date?
    Have you used a 1000 series on a 775 board?



    No but I have used the 9xx series on a 775 board. Have you used the 1000 series on a 775 board? If not how do you know that it won't work?
    Ok, I don't know it won't work. I've spent a lot of time trying to search if anyone has actually run a 1080ti on such an old board and I can't find anything. But what I did find was many newer motherboards than a 775 aren't compatible, some work after an update, others were still having issues.
    Reply to pete_101
  12. rcald2000 said:
    In answer to your direct question, could the GTX 1080 Ti run on your current system: maybe.

    I base my answer exclusively based on the video below. This YouTuber, who I currently follow, used a socket 755 motherboard and Q6600 with a Nvidia Pascal based 1050 Ti. Granted, both your boards are different brands and chipsets. Honestly you have nothing to lose by trying, if you simply order your graphics card from a site with a no-hassle return policy. Amazon comes to mind with NewEgg being a close second.

    RandomGaminginHD: The Core 2 Quad Q6600 | GTX 1050 Ti Budget Gaming PC | 1080p For Less Than $250
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Wu-4tIvK4

    When you watch the video, you'll notice that the reviewer states that even the 1050 Ti is bottlenecked by his Q6600. Unfortunately he doesn't show the CPU usage, so that we could witness it directly.

    Does your current power supply have the available PCIe cables for a GTX 1080 Ti? e.g. 6+8 or 8+8. If so then order your new graphics card and try it on your existing power supply. If not then order my recommendation below:

    EVGA P2 650
    $99.99 ($84.99 after $15.00 rebate card)
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438055

    If the 1080 Ti is actually compatible with your system, then order my recommendation anyway. I just don't want you to go through the expense and trouble of upgrading the power supply if you're not going to end up keeping graphics card.

    By the way, based on the board (P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n), 32 GB DDR3 and your power supply's wattage rating, you're clearly not a cheap individual. Also, with the recent announcements of coming products from Intel at Computex and the recently released AMD Ryzen, I could understand you're holding off on purchasing a new platform. Video below has some good information.

    PC Perspective Podcast #452 - 06/01/17
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y4pSoaCc88
    ! jump to 6:05 (minutes: seconds)

    rcald2000, thank you very much for the thorough explanation and suggestions!
    And, yes, I have bought this PC in 2007-2008 and those were the newest and best parts worldwide at that time.
    The PSU was one of the best too, and is 1000W since the trend back then was that the graphic cards were more and more power consuming, unlike today's ones who try to be as energy effective as possible. But, I do really agree that buying a new graphics card and a new PSU is probably the best idea for my "first step" in the upgrade (I am completely aware that the graphics card will probably work at 40% of it's full potential, but that's a temporary sacrifice I am willing to do until I am sure what motherboard and CPU I want to purchase).

    The next step is a purchase of GTX 1080 TI and a new PSU.
    Worst case scenario is that i would have to buy also motherboard, CPU and some 3~ GHz DDR4 RAM.


    Big thanks to everybody!
    You are awesome! :)
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  13. AntoanPopoff said:
    Hi, Colleagues!

    I want to upgrade my old gaming PC, but I think i should start with the graphics card, as all other parts are old and if I want DDR4 ram I should change the motherboard, which leads to other changes...

    The system is:
    RAM: 32GB DDR3 Corsair VENGEANCE 1600~ MHz
    PSU: 1000W Chieftec
    CPU: Intel Q6600 @ 2400~ Ghz
    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
    ----------------------------------
    I know that putting such card on this configuration will be insane bottleneck for it, but I dont want to throw 2K straight away and i will buy new motherboard,cpu and so on a bit later.
    If this motherboard could support any of the new processors i7-7700k in example I would buy and install it too!

    PS. I will delete this topic if needed as soon as I get an answer.

    Thanks in advance! :)


    Start from the bottom up, not only would a GTX 1080 Ti be nearly nonfunctional on that system, it's just not a good choice AT ALL. Sure, a graphics card is important for gaming, but in order for the graphics card to function well, it needs a good CPU. Also, no, your motherboard is not going to fit an i7-7700K. You're going to need to build a new system no matter what tbh.
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