Brown is the quietest color though, it's as simple as that!I cannot stand the Noctua color scheme, despite performance. But that is a matter of personal preference. Not that it really matters. This card will end up like the Asus Gundam Special Edition card, and all other 30 series graphic cards, only in the hands of scalpers and miners.
But hey, Microcenter in Fairfax, VA has $280 MSI GTX 1050 TI cards in stock, as well as RX 6700 XT cards in stock starting at $799. Us normal people can struggle through a tech shortage, which is closing auto plants, while 20 miles away Congress debates how much of 3.5 trillion they can spend on some unknow plans and pay for with some unknow framework.
Who needs that pesky 2nd PCIe slot!The card itself is a sight to behold, with a gigantic heatsink and shroud, measuring in at 3.45 inches -- or just beyond three PCI-e slots in thickness. This effectively makes the RTX 3070 Noctua Edition a quadruple-slot card, requiring lots of room in your case for proper airflow.