I had to rebuild my computer for Asus’ beautiful brown GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition and I love it

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition. It’s a graphics card with no limits, it pushes the boundaries of societal notions of what color a GPU should be, and doesn’t think about saving space at all. It’s bigger than you might expect, which is why it’s exactly the Noctua co-developed GPU I’ve been waiting for. And why it would be a hassle to put it in a PC case.

ASUS Noctua OC Edition Specifications

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Graphics card: RTX 3070 (GA104)
CUDA colors: 5,888
Tensor color: 184
RT core: 46
Boost Clock: 1,845 MHz (overclocked mode)
Video memory: 8 GB GDDR6
Memory speed: 14Gbps
Memory interface: 256 bits
input Output: HDMI 2.1 x2, DisplayPort 1.4a x3
Power Requirements: 750W
aspect: 310 x 147 x 87.5 mm
Coin slot: 4.3
price: $830 / £750

Yes, putting aside any notion of a decent fan configuration and messing with my CPU liquid cooling is the price I had to pay to install the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition in my gaming PC. What used to be a half-decent cooling unit in my slightly aging Corsair Air 540 case is now a stray fan spread across the top of the hard drive with little to no airflow. The three-fan all-in-one that used to keep my Ryzen 7 5800X cool now only has one fan attached, although I daresay it’s all worth it.