Priced at only $109.99, the Zotac GTX 1050 Mini is one of the cheapest GTX 1050 graphics cards on the market. It also managed to score a 3DMark FireStrike Score of 6797 which is one of the highest as far as GTX 1050 graphics cards go.
Under heavy load there is some slight, but audible noise that can be heard from the fan at 40.6dB (measured at a distance of 15cm from an open chassis). With a closed chassis and from a relative distance the noise is very subtle, but it's there.
The GTX 1050 G1 Gaming has a metal back-plate which covers the back of the card. However, it does not have any ventilation gaps or holes. This can easily create issues with heat being trapped inside the card.