SOLVED MSI 2080ti Seahawk X problems

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    Hi guys,
    Recently I had my 2080ti Seahawk X go back for warranty due to the AIO block corroding.
    It had problems with temps, coil whine and pump noise since I purchased it.

    I got my replacement back from MSI yesterday and noticing much the same. This card has mostly the same temps (75-85) gaming, I've had to lower power limits to get it at a steady 75-6. My main issue is there are very audible bubble/sloshing/tricking noises coming from the AIO, the same as my last one. If I move the case at all it makes a loud watery hissing noise for a few seconds, then returns to trickle noises.

    Am I safe with this or should I be sending it back again?

    Cheers!

    Edit: Sending it back. Other GPUs work in my system without problem.
     
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    75 degrees doesn't sound normal.
     
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    Yeah that was my thoughts on it. I've managed to get rid of most of the water noises by moving the radiator. Not sure why it made much of a difference, it's orientated the same way.

    However now I'm getting bsods playing monster hunter. Not sure if it's the card, the game or drivers. Fun stuff.
    Edit: bsod seems to be a driver issue, rolled back to NVIDIA 441.66 and no crashes... yet.
    Temps are still in the mid-high 70s
     
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    Temps still seem high, is your radiator positioned above the GPU with the oulets on the bottom?
     
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    Yep, that's how I've got it. The radiator is my exhaust.
    I've got a 280mm radiator on my cpu as intake, I know this would increase the GPU temps but I had an air cooled 2080 installed that wasn't going above 65c. Have also tried with a side panel off and get the same temps.
     
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    Alright, bsod again. Took longer this time.
    Are there ways I can pinpoint what is causing this through system logs or something?

    If it is the GPU I feel this would be very hard to prove in a warranty claim, as the bsods happen randomly. Sometimes in 10mins, today took 3 hours.

    Have tried:
    Monster hunter dx12 on/off
    Reseating GPU
    Rolling back GPU drivers
    Bios default settings
    Reset CMOS
    Power limiting/temp limiting GPU to 86%/72c
     
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    Only way is to test in another system
     
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    Yeah I figured as much, will see what I can do.
     
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    Changed GPU to a 2080 I have here, so far no crashes. I think the Seahawk was overheating my system, when I went to remove it I couldn't touch anything in my case.
    Haven't had that issue before, even with my first Seahawk. Will see if the stability holds up.

    Strangely though, I ran furmark for about 2 hours with no crashes. Booted monster hunter and within 10 minutes my PC reset itself.
    Though the 2080 doesn't seem to have any issues running the game.
     
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    I replaced the thermal paste on my last one and it dropped by around 10c. The stuff they use is garbage.
    I also added thermal strips to the coils to stop whine on my last card.
    But there was an explicit note with my warranty replacement to "not remove the warranty void sticker" or they won't honour claims anymore.


    Have ordered a new CPU cooler so I can rejig my case. Though again, none of this was a problem with my first Seahawk. The air cooled galax 2080 oc I have is also fine. Coil whine has also started becoming quite bad, certainly louder than my first Seahawk.
     
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