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Graphics Which 1070 to buy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by M2r1o, 25 Aug 2016.

  1. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    To be honest I've always configured my fans to run as fast as they can whilst still remaining silent when idle (usually around 40-50%, and then only ramping up when needed.

    I've found by doing this I can maintain a less aggressive fan profile that makes it quieter when gaming. My current card is completely silent even when gaming, but only because I've set the fan profile as I described.

    It's much harder to reduce the temperature once it has been reached, than it is to prevent it from reaching it in the first place.
     
  2. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Many Excite.

    Just pulled the trigger on a Palit 1070 Gamerock thingo. Also got the scansure because **** me sideways if I break the ******* going into my machine.

    Will update later.
     
  3. M2r1o

    M2r1o Member

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    In the end I ordered an EVGA SC
     
  4. GeneralFun

    GeneralFun Lurker with tools

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    I may be ignorant but wouldn't it be better to spend the extra money and move up to a 1080 if you're planning on 1440P? While the 1070 may run 1440, there's a lot more headroom and higher FPS with the 1080 for a few hundred more!
     
  5. M2r1o

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    Even a 1070 is overkill for the games I play (WOW, WOT, rarely play the likes of Witcher or games with similar demands), even if / when I get a 1440P monitor, so I can't really justify the spend.

    I cancelled my order for the 1070 because less than a day after my order they made the same card cheaper by ~ 20 pounds.

    I put some more thought into what I actually need (not want, damn you upgrade-itis) and ordered a Sapphire RX 480 Nitro 8 GB for ~ 250 pounds as it was on sale.
     

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