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I got Elex a while back on a Steam sale, unfortunately that game makes my 1660 ti run really hot.
odd that a relatively low-resource-hungry game would make your card hotter than others.
the core & memory clocks would be the same speeds and with similar % usage as with any other similar engine.

do you normally run much older games or those with very low graphical quality?
It is one of the dreaded Asus Tuf Gaming models.
ASUS must've really improved on their TUF GPU design,
my RX 6700 XT runs very cool & quiet even with a moderate overclock.

maybe you need to create a more aggressive fan curve for your card
or redo system-wide cooling setup with more focus on the GPU.
 

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odd that a relatively low-resource-hungry game would make your card hotter than others.
the core & memory clocks would be the same speeds and with similar % usage as with any other similar engine.

do you normally run much older games or those with very low graphical quality?
ASUS must've really improved on their TUF GPU design,
my RX 6700 XT runs very cool & quiet even with a moderate overclock.

maybe you need to create a more aggressive fan curve for your card
or redo system-wide cooling setup with more focus on the GPU.
I believe I was getting 87 C with Elex, I was also getting the same with Borderlands 3.

I was running Two Worlds: Epic Edition yesterday and was getting around 85 C on the highest graphics settings. When I lowered the settings I was getting 75 C.

I also started playing F.E.A.R. again, and was getting around 70 C on the highest settings.

I don't overclock the card, and I've even used ASUS GPU Tweak II and MSI afterburner to keep the thermals in check, but I still get very high temps.

The ASUS Tuf Gaming 1660 ti, from what I've read, is just badly designed. Something to do with the fan placement. But I didn't find out about it until after I had the card a while.

I wish I had gotten the RX 6700 XT instead.

It could be the Phanteks case too, although I do have two 140mm fans for intake and two 120mm exhaust fans. One of them is hooked up to the AIO connecter on the motherboard, so it spins at the max RPMs all the time.

I feel like I have to baby the card as if it dies on me, I will be SOL due to the current GPU situation.
 

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I'm playing some Command & Conquer Kane's Wrath Online, then some GTA V story mode when C&C doesn't have any action...
 
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I forgot to mention I started playing Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 a week ago or so. It's a completely different setting from the last game, but uses the same basic formula. New for the first time in the entire series though is ultra long sniping, and you have the scope to do it right off the bat. They seem to have added a lot more challenges too.

I've not really played it enough yet to get an idea if I'll like it any more or less than the last game, which was pretty good IMO. The only thing I didn't like about the last game was the way they blocked you from retrying certain challenges if a failed attempt was made. The game wasn't very flexible regarding trying to get all the challenges done.
 

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Looking to get back into gaming, but am VERY focused on single player.
Quake 1-3, Unreal, Portal.

Suggestions for something of this decade? Run and shoot vs RPG. Not into spell casting...;)
TV shows and movies are really starting to mostly suck huh? Hehe. Sounds like you are around my age. The last time I really got into gaming - besides Bejeweled which has been on every phone since iPhone 3 and is really fantastic on the Steam pc version - was the Atari 800 (well 1200 actually: I had and still mostly have everything Atari computer,usually in duplicate or more.
Except for Unreal Tournament 2004 on the pc. Love that game. And I'm good! Well,I should be,I've been playing since 2004!

I insist on 1st person shooters in single player mode these days because I'd like to play for 10 seconds befor some 11 year old twitch kiddie offs me ;>

I've been playing Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5. Both have single player-even GTA5 Online (you can make an online instance where you are the only real person there. A must before you play real humans). Not only are they fun,but they can be hilarious.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the game I decided to spend more than $200 on a graphics card for. Unfortuantly I was going to do a build near the end of last year. If I could go back in time I would scream "no! don't wait to see how low the price will go during Black Friday!!!" I can't remember not spending a lot on Black Friday on major PC purchases. Here's to hoping for better days!

I have Quakes and Portal in my Steam account and still didn't get to the Portals.

As I am stating to get back into games (albeit with a 4700g),I realize I need to concentrate on just a few games. For me it is GTA 4 and 5,Red Dead 2,and Rome 2 Remastered. (I have a bunch of simulators I never got around too.

Keep an eye on www.gog.com as they have older games at great discounts and the Steam Summer Sale will having you spend more than you wanted-that is how I have so many games I am just getting around to.

Hope this helps.
 
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TV shows and movies are really starting to mostly suck huh? Hehe. Sounds like you are around my age. The last time I really got into gaming - besides Bejeweled which has been on every phone since iPhone 3 and is really fantastic on the Steam pc version - was the Atari 800 (well 1200 actually: I had and still mostly have everything Atari computer,usually in duplicate or more.
Except for Unreal Tournament 2004 on the pc. Love that game. And I'm good! Well,I should be,I've been playing since 2004!

I insist on 1st person shooters in single player mode these days because I'd like to play for 10 seconds befor some 11 year old twitch kiddie offs me ;>

I've been playing Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5. Both have single player-even GTA5 Online (you can make an online instance where you are the only real person there. A must before you play real humans). Not only are they fun,but they can be hilarious.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the game I decided to spend more than $200 on a graphics card for. Unfortuantly I was going to do a build near the end of last year. If I could go back in time I would scream "no! don't wait to see how low the price will go during Black Friday!!!" I can't remember not spending a lot on Black Friday on major PC purchases. Here's to hoping for better days!

I have Quakes and Portal in my Steam account and still didn't get to the Portals.

As I am stating to get back into games (albeit with a 4700g),I realize I need to concentrate on just a few games. For me it is GTA 4 and 5,Red Dead 2,and Rome 2 Remastered. (I have a bunch of simulators I never got around too.

Keep an eye on www.gog.com as they have older games at great discounts and the Steam Summer Sale will having you spend more than you wanted-that is how I have so many games I am just getting around to.

Hope this helps.
Good suggestions but hope you realise ya quoted a post from 2014 :)
 

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Good suggestions but hope you realise ya quoted a post from 2014 :)
Good suggestions but hope you realise ya quoted a post from 2014 :)
Good suggestions but hope you realise ya quoted a post from 2014 :)
HAHAHAHAHA!
I'm not kidding!
"Good suggestions but hope you realise ya quoted a post from 2014"
I actually bought most my games in the Steam Summer sale of 2014.
Just getting around to them!

So what do you play now?
 

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So what do you play now?
At the moment, been into Assetto Corsa Competizione with a racing sim setup. Racing is good, up there with Project Cars 2.

When it comes to fps games, well ive got a whole history dating back a couple decades. Most memorable single play and multiplayer lan/internet days would have to be but not limited to, UT99, AVP & AVP2, Doom 1&2, Quake 2&3, Team Fortress Classic & CS, Sven Coop ~ Mods of original Half Life, Half Life 2, Monster Truck Madness 2, Worms, Need for Speed, Command and Conquer especially Red Alert 2, Duke Nukem 3D.

Most favorable games of late, like 5 years or so up until recent (Don't play all that much anymore) would have to be Far Cry 4, GTA5 (I've played all GTA's, even the early bird's eye view additions, all were great but 5 just kicked it to a whole new level for me) and Ghost Recon Wild Lands, well what a ride that game was, in all aspects, visuals, audio, battles and equipment.

Duke Nukem 20th Anniversary (Original remastered) is on Steam. Original Command and Conquer is also on Steam and has had a make over as well by the original Devs, Westwood. Check out Doomsday Engine if have the itch to replay the original Doom classics with OpenGL support, it's amazing.

Half Life 2 and eps if you haven't played them, id highly recommend them. Old game yes but game play is fantastic and resolution support has kept up. Recommend also Far Cry 4 and Ghost Recon if haven't played these. Possibly Far Cry 5 as well but i enjoyed 4 more, and then also Far Cry 5's followup gamel New Dawn, New Dawn is quite short, but only if you rush the story. The side quests keep you busy and overall i enjoyed ND more than 5.
 
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have gotten a bit of the way through Biomutant and it's turned out to be pretty good.
decent story and a lot of side content all over the place.
a pretty large mostly open map with a good amount of items, locations, & NPCs to stumble upon.
a rather cartoony world but it is beautiful in most places.
combat has some variety of moves for different weapon classes and offers some fun special moves.
there's a lot of character development options but as i get farther into it it seems i'll have maxed out almost every option before 3/4 of the map is uncovered.

one bad aspect i've really found is the keyboard\mouse options.
weapons, consumables, mounts, and other usable items have to be accessed through popup selection wheels.
no option to bind separate keys to individual items like almost every PC game for decades.
i would also really enjoy more camera control.
being stuck with a close-up 3rd person camera has always been a downside to a lot of action games for me. it works but scrolling the camera out twice as far would be awesome.
also quite a bit of content seems to be copy\pasted around the map. not bad enough to be considered repetitive but you start to notice some structures and area layouts repeating in different locations.

was pretty funny creating a cute fuzzy little cartoon character to go out and fight and murder enemies & monsters all over the land.
overall i would recommend it to anyone who likes 3rd person action rpg style games.
 
I've started playing World of Warships now as well, so I'm bouncing (very casually) between Genshin Impact, Guild Wars 2, Warframe and World of Warships. Also VR games. Quite fun, I gotta say.

Regards.
 

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My biggest game right now is Final Fantasy XIV.
I do plan to jump into Guild Wars 2 when their expansion releases, been excited to go back to Cantha.

Outside of those, Gacha games like Fate Grand Order, Azur Lane, and Arknights take up most of my time.
Warframe is also a game I play on an off, and occasionally I'll try to play a single player game but they tend to not keep my attention for more than 10 hours lol.
 
have gotten into Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG for the first time in a couple years.
swore i wouldn't let it update again or try it until v1.0 was released but read a few comments on Steam forums about the content being nearly finished and figured i'd give it another run anyway. seems to be only missing actual voice dialogue, if that's even planned for the final release.
a great isometric RPG set for final release in September. i'm probably ~10hrs into it and have run into zero issues.
 

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I recently loaded DOTA 2. I kept seeing it being used as a gaming benchmark by a YouTuber I like to watch and figured I would try it. Absolutely reminds me of the WarCraft games I used to play. I haven't actually delved off into an actual online game yet.

One of the posters above made a great point about logging on for a few seconds to be killed off by a trash talking 11yo. I try to keep things to campaign modes. My current and fairly long standing favorite game is The Division 2. I like Tom Clancy titles in general.

I have been very reluctant to purchase many new games. I haven't purchased anything in a while that actually made me feel "good" about spending the money on it. I picked up Cyberpunk based on all the hype and just don't feel any real connection or motivation to continue playing it. I feel the same way about Witcher. They are both beautiful games and that aspect alone is semi rewarding...but I just prefer to get in , play an objective or two and get out. I don't like to spend 99% of my game time wandering around "collecting herbs".

I would say of all the game I have played that the old Warhammer series are by far my favorites and I still keep Soulstorm loaded and ready to play.
 

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Lately ran some GTA V PC Online Mode making some $$$ in various methods, then I turned on Mass Effect Legendary Edition and finished the first two games of the three on insanity with some extra tweaks from the save editor, Now I'd activated my old physical copy of GTA IV complete edition on the new Rockstar launcher and currently playing from the very beginning on 4K resolution with some fresh achievements to be unlocked.
 

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