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  • Mon, Dec 18 2017 8:49 PM

    • dg57
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    GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Hello all,

    I'm building a new editing pc for Media Composer and Resolve. My last build is 4 years old and getting long in the tooth.

    I plan on using a Geforce GTX 1070 TI . However since there are so many manufacturers building their own brand of this graphic card I'm not sure which one to get. Some have 2 fans others 3 fans and the thickness and length differ between cards. My question is for the folks that are using the GTX 1070 on their systems. Which manufacturer are you using? Asus, MSI, Gigabit etc, and have you had good luck with it. I will be using an i7 8700K cpu on an Asus Prime Z370-A motherboard with 32GB of ram. Also , is anyone using a GTX 1060 on their system? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

    Dave

     

     

     

     

  • Tue, Dec 19 2017 8:46 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    yo,

     

    i've been runnig MC on gtx 1030, 1050, 1070, 1080, no problems.

    for the higher end cards i gravitate towards designs with pre-installed watercooling.

    no heat inside case = much joy.

     

    Manufacturer doesn't matter.

     

     

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  • Wed, Dec 20 2017 12:04 AM In reply to

    • dg57
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Thanks for the info Lukas. I'll look into the liquid cooled cards. Apparently the i7 8700K cpu runs hot so I'll need all the cooling that I can get.

    Dave

  • Wed, Dec 20 2017 4:13 PM In reply to

    • johnnytex
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Lukas

     

    I am also running a Gefore GTX 1070 in a old HP Z800.

    I was wondering what Nvidia driver you are using?

    thanks.

    Tex

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  • Wed, Dec 20 2017 11:50 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    376.09 apparently

     

    never had a an avid related problem with any gtx 10xx card,

    never bothered matching with a recommended driver.

     

    @dg57

    your cpu does not dissipate a lot of heat. also it's away from pci-e cards.

    but the idea of a 200w gpu w/o liquid cooling next to a raid card is bit unsettling to me ;)

    i take it, your livielyhood doesn't depend on this machine? oherwise i'd urge you towards server grade gear with ecc protection. also you're buying midrange consumer grade, very low on pci-e lanes, limited expandability.

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  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 8:32 PM In reply to

    • R Scobie
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    dg57:

     Some have 2 fans others 3 fans and the thickness and length differ between cards.

     

    Assuming you dont want the extra cost/complexity of water cooling, all the cards I have experience with that have more than one fan, dump most of the hot air out the top and bottom of the card i.e. inside the PC case.

    So I prefer the Nvidia reference designs which exhaust all the hot air out the rear of the case - an example here:

    https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/TURBO-GTX1070-8G/gallery/

    That said, Avid doesn't seem to make prolonged use of the GPU so it may not matter, unless you use the box to mine crypto currencies during your downtime... ;)

    Regards,

    Richard

  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 8:44 PM In reply to

    • dg57
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

     

    Lukas,

    I may look at a beefier motherboard because of the size and weight of most of the GTX 1070 ti boards. I plan on watercooling the cpu and maybe the videocard. i will have at least 5 case fans My last system is 4 years old and was composed of mostly middle of the road components and still runs well. I'll be doing more 4K work so I'm building something with more speed and capacity. What would you sugggest as far as server grade gear?

     

    Dave

  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 10:43 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    yo

     

    there's absolutely no need to watercool your CPU. unless you're going crazy on the overclocking.

    neat air cooling is enough.

     

    for a board, i'd use this. this cpu probably. 44 pcie expansion lanes instead of 16.

    you'll want to be able to upgrade to 2 gpus if necessary.

     

    i'm in the middle of designing a new main rig for myself, but intel has deliverd such a *** show this time around, especially on the pro side, it's actually quite shocking.

    my current line of thinking is the fastes cpus from 5 years ago for a dual rig, gives me heaps of cores and pcie bandwith, 30% less single threaded performance than current systems. would be 600.- for cpus. Intel currently charges 6k if you want cores, single threaded performance and pcie bandwidth.

    Avid on AMD would be absolutely lovely right now.
    16 cores, 64 pcie lanes and ECC memory for 1000.- is quite the proposition.

    MC 8.4.4 Cusom bulid Supermicro X9SRL-F, 32 Gig Ram, 3ware 9750 6x6TB Seagate EC Drives, LSI 9207 + LTO-6, Mojo DX, Artist Color, Flanders CM240, GTX 1070... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Dec 22 2017 6:00 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Not an overclocker myself, but water cooling runs much quieter than fan cooling. If You don't like noisy systems go for it.

    Symphony 2018.9, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Fri, Dec 22 2017 11:23 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    good cpu coolers like the noctua i mentioned also run dead quiet, like 22db.

     

    the gtx version R Scobie linked to looks very interesting.

    way cheaper than what i said, while likely 80% as effective.

     

     

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  • Fri, Dec 22 2017 9:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Lukas,

    That is quite the powerful build that you are thinking of putting together. Thanks for the suggestions.As far as cooling is concerned I've looked at the Noctua nh-d14 but it's heavy and bulky. The one you mentioned seems a bit smaller than the 14.I've also looked at AOI (all in one) liquid coolers because they take up less space on the motherboard and don't block ram slots. I can secure the radiator and fans to the top of my case. But I'm concerned about potential leaks.I've always used air coolers in the past so I'm going back and forth on the choice. I will not be overclocking this system.

    R Scobie,

    No data mining for me. Try as I might I still don't get the cryptocurrency phenomenom :)

    Dave

  • Sat, Dec 23 2017 12:54 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    I've gone through ten of those 9cm noctuas, no problem, never.

    sometimes you'll have to put ram in first, then fan. for 140+ TDP you'll want 2 fans on the cooler.

    my stance on watercooling: not for the fun of it, or have somebody do it for you.

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  • Sat, Dec 23 2017 2:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    If you're not overclocking, watercooling is probably not worth the effort. As for cryptocurrency, forget bitcoin; unless you're running something on the order of a supercomputer it's too late to get into mining.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC(generally the latest or the one just before), MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Sat, Dec 23 2017 10:18 AM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    Just to add to the motherboard options...

    Gigabyte have just released their new x299 motherboard with onboard Thunderbolt 3.

    http://uk.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X299-DESIGNARE-EX-rev-10#kf

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  • Tue, Dec 26 2017 12:03 PM In reply to

    • Pheral
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    Re: GTX 1070 Ti for new PC build

    I completed a new build this Fall and am very happy with it.  I considered LGA 2066 with an i9, but in the end decided it was too expensive, too untried, and chose dual E5-2620s, which have breezed through anything I've thrown at them.  Using dual Noctua NH-D9DX i4 coolers, and they're great - very quiet and low profile.  I'm also using a PNY GTX 1080 FE without issue even with the latest driver.

    BTW I created a 'machine room' in a closet in the finished basement where my edit suite is and ran cables.  Mouse and keyboard are wireless.  I can't even hear the machine when I'm editing.

    Media Composer v8.9.2 | Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit | Supermicro X10DAi | Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 Broadwell (x2) | Noctua NH-D9DX i4 (x2) | PNY GeForce... [view my complete system specs]
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