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Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6 GB


May 22, 2015
8,320 (4.18/day)
Processor Intel i5-6600k (AMD Ryzen5 3600 in a box, waiting for a mobo)
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3600 G.Skill Ripjaws V (@3200)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Raijintek Thetis
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragonfly Red :D
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
Software Arch Linux + Win10


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btw. I have gotten the gigabyte 1060 extreme en the msi gaming x. Both suffer from coil whine, actually identically which is really annoying. When I played with my graphic setting in the game (guildwars2) I changed the settings for reflections from "all", to "terrain only", which reduced the coil whine by about 95% it was finally bearable I actually hardly cant hear it. Turing on, v-sync also did help me.

I have to say, the sound coming from the fans of the gigabyte, really didn't sound very pleasant, also the start up when the fans start spinning sounds too loud, even though in the review said the sound when gaming was only 29dB. In my experience in comparison with the msi x gaming it sounded much louder about 26dB, the msi you cant bearably hear about 22dB. These measurements aren't very accurate its only to let you know there is a deference between them under load. The ambient sound in the room was about 21dB.
Also the gigabyte fan start spinning at 50 degree, so you can hear the fan much ofthen. It has a bigger cooler, which on my mb pushed against my sata connector. And a high price. Those where my only negative points of the gigabyte.
On the plus side it look way beter, the looks of the build quality. 1 year extra warranty if you register. A nice led indicator near the pcle connector, it tells you if you have a bad psu. And a better performance comparing with the msi gaming x. (only 500 points difference in 3dmark graphic score)

The MSI was 80 euro cheaper, very quiet even in load, fan start spinning at 60 degree. A smaller cooler. The performance difference/price wise it has way better value for me.
Jul 10, 2015
827 (0.43/day)
System Name Coffee Lake | RYZEN
Processor i9 9900k | R7 3700X
Motherboard MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon | GA-AB350M-DS3H V2 F50
Cooling Hyper 212 EVO | Arctic Cooling Freezer 33 eSports ONE
Memory CORSAIR LPX 16GB Duall DDR4 3000 CL15 | HyperX Predator Black 16GB DDR4 3000MHz CL14
Video Card(s) GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X | XFX AMD Radeon™ 5700
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus M2 1TB | Samsung 970 Evo Plus M2 1TB
Display(s) Dell S2719DGF 2K 155Hz G-SYNC™ | Dell S2719DGF 2K 155Hz FreeSync™
Case NZXT S340 | AQIRYS Arcturus
Audio Device(s) Realtek® ALC 1220 | Realtek® ALC887
Power Supply Corsair RM650x GOLD | EVGA GQ 650w GOLD
Mouse Genesis Krypton 770 | Genesis Krypton 770
Keyboard Logitech G910 | Logitech G910
Software W10 Pro x64 | W10 Pro x64