Originally Posted by blue.dot
I'd like to ask owners of MSI 1070 Gaming X if these models have any problems that one should know of, or be aware of before purchase?
I'm planning to buy this model in upcoming weeks. I have been waiting so far for AIB Vega 56, but it seems the prices will be crazy, especially here in Eastern Europe.
The MSI Gaming X will cost me just under 480€, might even go bit lower, and this is the price I'm okayish with.
I currently have MSI R9 380 and I'm very happy with its cooler, so I'd thought I will continue with MSI.
I have also looked at EVGA, but I remember something about their coolers not cooling VRMs properly? The one I can buy is EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, is this the problematic one? Or any other models you guys could recommend?
Looking a bit more in the store, the MSI 1070 Ti is just 533€. I think that would be better purchase? Would my CX550 PSU be enough for OCed Ti?
I have one and got it in July 2016. It was one of the first Micron memory cards to hit the market and suffered fro the Micron bug that was resolved in the firmware update that was released in Nov 2016.
Having solved the micron Bug, It has been a great Card.
EVGA cards tend to hit power limits early and I would not recommend them because of that.
The Asus Strix is a good card to have a look at.
Having said that, they will all perform roughly the same. the extra money generally buys you a slightly better cooler
Don't forget to look at 1080 prices as well. As it is not a new card any more, there are discounts around that are not being applied to the 1070TI which is a new release.
I assume that you are not running an HEDT x299/TR systems. For mainstream systems, 550W for a single 1070 should be fine, The MSI 1070 with an OC will pull about 250W. The 1070TI will not be pulling much more than that so it should also be OK.