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1080 FTW or 1070 Sea Hawk x?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm having issue choosing between them, i know the 1080 is faster but also more expensive. What i really care about it temperature and noise. I have NZXT H440 Chassi with 2x AF140 Quite Edition 1080RPM on the radiator (push) mounted on the top and one SP120 1440RPM on the back. I had to RMA 2x 1070 Sea Hawk X because of the coil whine and i don't know if i should go and give it a 3rd try or go with 1080 FTW as i can't afford 1080 Sea Hawk. The 1070 Sea Hawk cost 700$ mean while 1080 cost 1030$ and i assume it will have the same coil whine issue as the 1070 since they are reference PCB. So my only choice is to keep RMA the 1070 Sea Hawk or go with the 1080 FTW for 880$. But here is the issue, my chassi do get hot easily with my 980ti G1 (73c) that i did return too and i'm affraid if this can hurt my components like my SSD mounted under the card or the CPU may get 20% hotter since the fans are 2x AF running at low RPM?

 

With no GPU installed my CPU i5 6600k @4.5Ghz temp is min 32C and max 60-63C. So i assume with the 1080 FTW this temp will go up to 75C or even 80C? Also keep in mind the 3 front fans are off since i want it quite as possible so that leave the back and two fans on the radiator to take out the heat.
 

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I have the 1070 Seahawk EKX (the one without the radiator) and coming from two Asus Poseidon gtx 980s, the zero fans on this card and the great silence.  Wow.

 

Temps are that the card has never gone above 55C on load.

 

The difference is of course I'm on full water cooling. I'm assuming you'd get the one with the corsair radiator?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, brighttail said:

I have the 1070 Seahawk EKX (the one without the radiator) and coming from two Asus Poseidon gtx 980s, the zero fans on this card and the great silence.  Wow.

 

Temps are that the card has never gone above 55C on load.

 

The difference is of course I'm on full water cooling. I'm assuming you'd get the one with the corsair radiator?

Yes, my Sea Hawk X Corsair never went above 50C. But there was annoying coil whine, i may go for 1080 FTW but i'm afraid it may run too hot with my CPU.

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5 minutes ago, MentalBlank said:

Yes, my Sea Hawk X Corsair never went above 50C. But there was annoying coil whine, i may go for 1080 FTW but i'm afraid it may run too hot with my CPU.

Zero Coil whine on the 1070 EK X :)  Of course 1080 vs 1070.. get the 1080 if you can afford it :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, brighttail said:

Zero Coil whine on the 1070 EK X :)  Of course 1080 vs 1070.. get the 1080 if you can afford it :)

MSI told me that EK uses custom PCB mean while X is reference PCB. If i get the 1080 my CPU temp may increase from 60 to 75 or even 80c since there is no airflow :/

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Your temperatures are high because you have NO intake. You're starving your components of fresh cool air. If you want silence get quiet intake fans, otherwise your temperatures will remain high.


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2 minutes ago, VagabondWraith said:

Your temperatures are high because you have NO intake. You're starving your components of fresh cool air. If you want silence get quiet intake fans, otherwise your temperatures will remain high.

Basically @VagabondWraith is right, you have no intake it's like trying to run a marathon while only exhaling. Get some or move your fans in the front as intake and possibly have them as Silence optimized  or crank your exhaust fans all the way up to compensate for what little intake you have.

I would suggest getting the Sea Hawk/EK or getting EVGA's Liquid cooled 1070/1080 if they're within your price range but obviously move your fans to intake.

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