This may seem dumb, but I am in despair. There are three GTX 1070 ti's from EVGA that I want. The first is the GTX 1070 ti SC Black Edition. I love this card because of its matte black build with white LED's, which would be nice for my stormtrooper build. No modding needed. It should realistically be able to perform like a 1080 lite. It is $490 from PCPartPicker. The second would be the GTX 1070 ti FTW2. It features icx, which I really, really want for OC'ing. The only problem are those silver pieces on the side. I was thinking that I could take them off with a screwdriver, then use some sort of plasti-dip for warranty and possible heat conditions. With this, I should be able to match or possibly exceed 1080 FE at extreme conditions. It costs $500 The last option was the GTX 1070 ti hybrid from EVGA. It should be able to match up to custom dual fan options from competitors in the GTX 1080 market. It costs $530. Please Please Please Please DON'T RECOMMEND A GTX 1080.
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