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The RTX 3070 Founders Edition is loud and hot

I have had my RTX 3070 founders edition for a couple of weeks now but I have just a major concern over how the GPU runs. 

The performance is great, no complaint there but what I am annoyed and concerned about is the heat and loudness it is when running. When playing games I see my RTX 3070 FE getting up to 80*c and I feel concerned. Its less that I am bothered about how hot it gets but more down to how bloody loud it is when the fans having to ramp up. When the GPU tries to cool itself I have to say it runs fairly loud. I have adequate cooling coming in and out of the case but its just loud. I almost feel like its better off getting some 3rd party cooler to help blow air against it as the duel fan design just doesn't seem to be enough for it. I am even thinking of DIY straight up stripping the fan off the GPU and going AIO on it. Though looking at the board I would think it be made impossible to be done for the 3070 as there would be too much in the way to make decent cooling. 

The loudest of the GPU in my case can be heard even with headphones on and that is telling you something.

 

Would anyone perhaps suggest anything better then what I have considered as I rather not have to fork out money to cool the GPU down. I should also mentioned I have gone into MSI afterburner to hopefully set the thermals lower but not any good really. 

If doing nothing is better choice then I'll have to just deal with a noisy PC

 

Just ignore where the PC is as its actually fine there and the carpet is in no direct way for the fans to pick anything. I also can't move the PC anywhere, there isn't enough desk space to even place it there and I have thought about it but there isn't enough space

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The FE is supposed to be a pretty quiet 3070. What's your case? Did you oc the card? 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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18 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

The FE is supposed to be a pretty quiet 3070. What's your case? Did you oc the card? 

I've not overclocked it. My PC case is the Cit Blaze

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9 minutes ago, Tanspotty said:

I've not overclocked it. My PC case is the Cit Blaze

Garbage case has no airflow lmao

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Just now, johnsoner13 said:

Garbage case has no airflow lmao

No there is plenty of airflow, only problem with the case is bad cable management

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Just now, Tanspotty said:

No there is plenty of airflow, only problem with the case is bad cable management

It doesn't have much - solid front panel, just small slits on the side.

I'd upgrade your case to one that has a filtered front panel.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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1 minute ago, Tanspotty said:

No there is plenty of airflow, only problem with the case is bad cable management

Argue all you want and deal with crap temps and acoustics, but your case has a glass front panel and hardly any intake at all for fresh air. Garbage case

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Just now, FakeKGB said:

It doesn't have much - solid front panel, just small slits on the side.

I'd upgrade your case to one that has a filtered front panel.

Its not so long ago I replaced my PC case. Old one was very crap, had worse airflow and just 1 fan, no shit just 1 fan. I originally had the CiT Devil Mesh

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39 minutes ago, Tanspotty said:

Its not so long ago I replaced my PC case. Old one was very crap, had worse airflow and just 1 fan, no shit just 1 fan. I originally had the CiT Devil Mesh

"For the price it's probably one of the nicest looking cases you can buy. Performance wise... not quite. A beefy graphics card will be throttled if air cooled in this case with the side panel on. The famse simply do not produce enough airflow to keep the case cool enough running a gpu at full load for more than a short while. I use the 980tx amp edition and the side panel has to be open when I play pubg."

fellow amazon reviewer

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