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Which GTX 1070 should I choose? Palit or Zotac or something else? I want quiet solution.

Hi,

I want to buy GTX 1070. For me the most important thing (besides performance) is to have silent GPU.

I have my computer on my desk and I don’t use headset so it is important to have not so loud GPU. But it must be air cooled.

So which model and brand do you recommend?

I’m thinking about:
Palit GTX 1070 JetStream
or
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme 8GB


Which one is quieter? Or maybe I should buy something else? What do you recommend?
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  1. I think the AMP Extreme is quieter. From some videos i've seen of it, it's nearly inaudible running benchmarks. I would go with the Zotac card.
  2. Zotac all the way! Palit/PNY are cheap cards that tend to fail more often than anyone wants to admit.
  3. http://abload.de/img/20160903_150744v4u1e.jpg


    Ok, but what should I do to prevent this from happening? Isn't it bending to much? Is it safe?
  4. DUDE that card is in the wrong slot lol! The person installed it into SLOT 2 and pushed it up to slot one.
  5. So how do you think, will Zotac card fit into my PC? [Fractal Define R5 + Asus Maximus VIII Hero + Noctua NH-U14S]
    http://i.imgur.com/L2xRwcM.jpg
  6. Probably not in that top slot since it will hit the CPU cooler (the way the picture looks). You can put in it the other 16x slot without any problems.
  7. @iamacow so I can really put card in the lower grey slot? I always thought that it was only for SLI solutions...
  8. It will fit just fine into the correct slot without any issues. Supporting the weight of the card is another issue. You could always tie it off from the top of your case or support it some other way but the AMP! Extreme would also be my choice. I would definitely make sure that the PCB is supported though.
  9. I like my MSI Gaming. Not X or Z, just the normal one.
  10. FaZ1095 said:
    It will fit just fine into the correct slot without any issues. Supporting the weight of the card is another issue. You could always tie it off from the top of your case or support it some other way but the AMP! Extreme would also be my choice. I would definitely make sure that the PCB is supported though.


    There is no "correct" slot in that sense. Any 16x or 8X slot will work (aka those grey slots for you). It does look like the Black and Grey slots (2rd and 3rd) are eclectically pinned at 8x, but that will not make any difference. No card tapes out 8X PCIE 3.0 yet. The new Titan might be very close, but nothing else will. The motherboard does not care and with practically every board for the last few generations "Auto" selects the correct slot. Years ago you have to select the primary PCIE slot, but thats long gone since "Auto" option does the job. I personally have my GTX 1070 in the 3rd slot on my X99 and the the 2nd 16x pcie on my x79. Not forgetting the second slot on my z97 build with a GX 960. Yes I have a lot of computers.

    Also the reason why I said slot one is not a good idea, I have shorted out a video card when the back touched a CPU cooler before. Not my best judgement at the time, I thought its close but it's not touching. Well...it arc and took out the video card about an hour into use. So It will be very close. Now the Zotic has a back plate so chances are you won't short anything, but I've seen stranger things happen. Just keep an eye out for the CPU cooling cooler drooping.
  11. Shorted a video-card when you touched the CPU cooler? Do you mean GPU cooler? And what do you mean by "arc"? Electrical arc? You don't mean shorted out, you mean electrical static discharge. Ground yourself.
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  13. iamacow said:
    FaZ1095 said:
    It will fit just fine into the correct slot without any issues. Supporting the weight of the card is another issue. You could always tie it off from the top of your case or support it some other way but the AMP! Extreme would also be my choice. I would definitely make sure that the PCB is supported though.


    There is no "correct" slot in that sense. Any 16x or 8X slot will work (aka those grey slots for you). It does look like the Black and Grey slots (2rd and 3rd) are eclectically pinned at 8x, but that will not make any difference. No card tapes out 8X PCIE 3.0 yet. The new Titan might be very close, but nothing else will. The motherboard does not care and with practically every board for the last few generations "Auto" selects the correct slot. Years ago you have to select the primary PCIE slot, but thats long gone since "Auto" option does the job. I personally have my GTX 1070 in the 3rd slot on my X99 and the the 2nd 16x pcie on my x79. Not forgetting the second slot on my z97 build with a GX 960. Yes I have a lot of computers.

    Also the reason why I said slot one is not a good idea, I have shorted out a video card when the back touched a CPU cooler before. Not my best judgement at the time, I thought its close but it's not touching. Well...it arc and took out the video card about an hour into use. So It will be very close. Now the Zotic has a back plate so chances are you won't short anything, but I've seen stranger things happen. Just keep an eye out for the CPU cooling drooping.


    Odd that you had an electrical charge jump between the two. There should be no electricity channeling through any of the components. They should be able to touch and still only transfer heat. You had something else wrong. I must digress as this is not to the point of the OP.
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  15. iamacow said:
    So your saying computer are not powered with electricity? Let me lay this out for you. IF a powered (yes with electricity) video card touches a GIANT metal heatsink, it can short out components. TOOOOO be even more precise if a video card with no blackplate touches a something metal, it will most likely short something out. I cannot make this any more clear than that.


    Exactly, no electricity is conducted through the backplate. There are thermal pads between it and the components to only conduct heat. Same with the CPU.
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  17. iamacow said:
    Kewlx25 said:
    Shorted a video-card when you touched the CPU cooler? Do you mean GPU cooler? And what do you mean by "arc"? Electrical arc? You don't mean shorted out, you mean electrical static discharge. Ground yourself.


    I think I mean you aren't helpful lol

    Grounding myself has nothing to do with the CPU Cooler shorting out the video card. You are a smart one aren't you :).


    I've never seen a system where the CPU heatsink was anywhere near close enough to the GPU that touching the heat sink could cause it to come in contact with another device. You would have to break the motherboard to make it flex enough to reach. I guess if you had some massive heat-pipe HSF packed into a small mini-ITX system, something may get close enough.
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  19. Best answer
    I took the slide ruler from my circular saw, beat it out straight, sanded, painted it satin black, bent a 90° hook on the end and covered the hook in shrink-tube. Mounted to the back of my R5 with a couple self tapping screws from the rear. Now I have a fully supported, sturdy gpu mount and 0 flex. Cost was $0 and took about an hour to make, most of which was time spent watching TV while the paint dried.

    It's a true case mod, and as such, limited only by my imagination and ability. Absolutely no reason why you can't manufacture your own gpu support if one is not commercially available to you

    https://s11.postimg.org/3w1a9jmtf/20140908_193950.jpgimage hosting 12mb

    (my wife's pc, same gpu support)
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