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post #2821 of 3764
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Originally Posted by gorywynn View Post

so here comes my new rig:

  • Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 (white)
  • Mainboard: MSI B150M Night Elf
  • Processor: i5 6600K
  • GPU: GTX 1070 (Gigabyte G1, ASUS Strix OC or Evga SC, not sure yet)
  • PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W
  • RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipJaws V 2133MHz
  • Corsair H100i v2

I read about someone of you who got an Evga SC in his Case, does it fit well? Are you satisfied with the card?

I own the 1070 evga superclocked.

Can't say I am 100% satisfied as I was disappointed with overclocking capability of the card. It is unstable over +85Mhz core, I have a crap ASIC (60%). Also, it scores around 18,5K as a graphic score in Firestrike (overclocked), as some friends with 980tis can reach 20-21K. Of course it is still driver from Day 1, it will improve, but I don't expect reaching 21K with that card (maybe I am wrong and the improvement will be real).

BUT

- It has the perfect size for the air 240 (~2cm space between the window and the card, and ~1.5cm between the front and the card (with a push/pull config in front). I added 2 fans on the bottom, synchronized with 2 fans on exhaust, the card reaches 73°C (40 idle) after an hour of unigine valley.

- Gives me 110-120fps in Doom (1440p maxed out), 90-110fps in BF4 (1440p maxed out), and constant 144fps in other games I play that are less "hungry"

So if you have 30cm length space, I would go for the G1 instead. If you don't, then the superclocked is good, but the 980ti FTW would be better IMO and less expensive, and it fits as the 1070 FTW doesnt.
But overall, the superclocked looks gorgeous, it feels strong, the backplate is really nice, and it gives me enough frames in games I play, even though it could be higher but without really noticing a difference wink.gif
Edited by A5T4R07H - 7/6/16 at 10:06am
post #2822 of 3764
I would add that I think personnaly I would still go for the EVGA SC instead of the Gigabyte G1 even if I had space, for 3 reasons :
- cross-shipping RMA of EVGA
- warranty extension to 5 years for 20€, and to 10 years for 40€ (I registered it for a 10y warranty)
- EVGA ! biggrin.gif
post #2823 of 3764
Thanks a lot for your answer.
I think the Evga Superclocked got enough power for me, but my favourite card is the Asus 1070 Strix OC.

Im just a little afraid of the size. Im not sure how well it will fit in the case, especially because i got the radiators of the H100i v2 in the front.
post #2824 of 3764
The Asus Strix OC is 29.8 x 13.4 x4 Centimeters. I dont know if the 13.4cm are too much, i wanna be able to close the side panel biggrin.gif
post #2825 of 3764
Quote:
Originally Posted by A5T4R07H View Post

I own the 1070 evga superclocked.

Can't say I am 100% satisfied as I was disappointed with overclocking capability of the card. It is unstable over +85Mhz core, I have a crap ASIC (60%). Also, it scores around 18,5K as a graphic score in Firestrike (overclocked), as some friends with 980tis can reach 20-21K. Of course it is still driver from Day 1, it will improve, but I don't expect reaching 21K with that card (maybe I am wrong and the improvement will be real).

BUT

- It has the perfect size for the air 240 (~2cm space between the window and the card, and ~1.5cm between the front and the card (with a push/pull config in front). I added 2 fans on the bottom, synchronized with 2 fans on exhaust, the card reaches 73°C (40 idle) after an hour of unigine valley.

- Gives me 110-120fps in Doom (1440p maxed out), 90-110fps in BF4 (1440p maxed out), and constant 144fps in other games I play that are less "hungry"

So if you have 30cm length space, I would go for the G1 instead. If you don't, then the superclocked is good, but the 980ti FTW would be better IMO and less expensive, and it fits as the 1070 FTW doesnt.
But overall, the superclocked looks gorgeous, it feels strong, the backplate is really nice, and it gives me enough frames in games I play, even though it could be higher but without really noticing a difference wink.gif

40 idle and 73 in gaming are not really better results than a reference cooled card. What are your case and card fan rpm-s on load?
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post #2826 of 3764
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

40 idle and 73 in gaming are not really better results than a reference cooled card. What are your case and card fan rpm-s on load?

Wow.

Ok, 2 things happened.

1) I thought about what you said and indeed found it strange after all. Went in the EVGA Precision XOC soft and found out that the fans were constant at 500rpm. I activated the auto fan curve that was apparently disabled by default, and indeed was much better ^^

- With stock fan curve: topped at 73°C and fans at 11% (~500rpm)
- After applying the auto curve: now tops at 59°C and fans at 61% (~1800rpm)

2) Second thing that happened was a driver update an hour ago, I gained +4.5% FPS average on Unigine Valley, increasing by 40% the max FPS (did the test around 10 times before, always topping at around 120-121 max FPS. Now it is 166.3.

Impressive. Thanks a lot Locutus, I would have kept using the card like this some time before even noticing thumb.gif
Edited by A5T4R07H - 7/6/16 at 3:20pm
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Base off the specs of the Gigabyte Gtx 1080 waterforce, will it fit in this case?
post #2828 of 3764
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Originally Posted by A5T4R07H View Post

Wow.

Ok, 2 things happened.

1) I thought about what you said and indeed found it strange after all. Went in the EVGA Precision XOC soft and found out that the fans were constant at 500rpm. I activated the auto fan curve that was apparently disabled by default, and indeed was much better ^^

- With stock fan curve: topped at 73°C and fans at 11% (~500rpm)
- After applying the auto curve: now tops at 59°C and fans at 61% (~1800rpm)

2) Second thing that happened was a driver update an hour ago, I gained +4.5% FPS average on Unigine Valley, increasing by 40% the max FPS (did the test around 10 times before, always topping at around 120-121 max FPS. Now it is 166.3.

Impressive. Thanks a lot Locutus, I would have kept using the card like this some time before even noticing thumb.gif

Looks a lot better smile.gif
What are your case fan rpm's ?
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post #2829 of 3764
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Originally Posted by Firewarior84 View Post

Base off the specs of the Gigabyte Gtx 1080 waterforce, will it fit in this case?
Sorry I'm not sure, the tubes might touch the window. What are the dimensions of the card?
Quote:
Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

Looks a lot better smile.gif
What are your case fan rpm's ?
I use 7x riings 120mm PWM and 2x arctic F9 92mm

4x riings in front as intake on the h100i and 2 on top as exhaust. Cant say the exact rpms as they are synchronized in 2 groups of 3:
- 1st group is 1 Push + 1 pull + 1 top exhaust synchronized on cpu temperature
- 2nd group is 1 Push + 1 pull + the other top exhaust also synchronized on cpu temperature. They are running between 60% (quiet, approx 1100rpm) to 75% in load (approx 1200rpm). Cpu tops at ~55°C (delta T ~25°).

The bottom riing is running at around 1100rpm, on the rear slot, pushing some air on the bracket side of the gpu. I would like to add a 2nd one on the bottom, but connectors on the mobo are a problem ^^ I purchased some 90° pin adaptors, it is fine for the front panel connectors, but another connector with double rank pins blocks me...

Rear arctic F9s are running at ~55%, cant say the rpms ^^

And pump in performance mode all the time, ~2800rpm.

What about yours?

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Edited by A5T4R07H - 7/6/16 at 11:47pm
post #2830 of 3764
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Originally Posted by A5T4R07H View Post

Sorry I'm not sure, the tubes might touch the window. What are the dimensions of the card?

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The dimensions according to Gigabyte's website, H=41 L=264 W=124 mm
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