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I checked my build logs and I didn't write down what the exact temps were with air cooling. I think because the build focus was on showing the watercooling parts I skipped over that. I am sure that I tested the card (GTX660ti) as I usually do, by running folding@home for several days 24/7. If it would have been throttling, I would remember.

I actually have a EVGA 970 SC here in another build. I could try it in the FT03-mini. However it would be quite a bit of plumbing work to drain and pull out my watercooling loop, reinstall with air cooling only, and then put it all back as it was afterwards. Let me think about it, but no promises.

It goes without saying that you would have my eternal gratitude for a favor like that wubsmiley.gif
Even with no throttling I wouldn't be too comfortable having the card constantly run with 80 degrees on load, although it could probably survive that for a few years.
But I can understand if you don't want to spend the time, of course. hypocritesmiley.png
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I think I have to convince myself that the radiator needs cleaning anyway, and to not buy myself beer for tonight. tongue.gif
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I think I have to convince myself that the radiator needs cleaning anyway, and to not buy myself beer for tonight. tongue.gif

I wouldn't go as far as to discourage you from buying beer, but that radiator is awfully dusty whistle.gif
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Just installed the 970 ITX from gigabyte and it's terrible for this case if the stock cooler is used as the air is blown downwards.

Unigine Heaven peaks at 80c (30C ambient) without the front pannel
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Just installed the 970 ITX from gigabyte and it's terrible for this case if the stock cooler is used as the air is blown downwards.

Unigine Heaven peaks at 80c (30C ambient) without the front pannel

Oh it's a shame to hear that you chose an open-shroud GPU, I do try my best to warn everyone sad-smiley-002.gif

Can you return it?

I have decided in the interest of saving people hassle and wasted time/money to try the EVGA 970 SC reference card in the FT03-mini tonight. Then we will know for sure what temps are expected.

Edit: I will try with old model H60 cooler on the CPU, and the PSU fan away from the motherboard, if that's acceptable to everyone.
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Oh it's a shame to hear that you chose an open-shroud GPU, I do try my best to warn everyone sad-smiley-002.gif

Can you return it?

I have decided in the interest of saving people hassle and wasted time/money to try the EVGA 970 SC reference card in the FT03-mini tonight. Then we will know for sure what temps are expected.

Edit: I will try with old model H60 cooler on the CPU, and the PSU fan away from the motherboard, if that's acceptable to everyone.

I'm very curious to see your results, can't wait.

A few notes about my build, my fans are both PWM, with standard fan curves set in the bios. I'm using a Noctua, NF-A14 for the bottom intake, and NF-F12 "pull" fan inside on the H75 radiator. I haven't yet cut/modified the ODD bracket, so the only way the PSU fits is fan facing the side panel (the 24-pin connector on the PSU side hits the ODD bracket unless you cut it, so that's on my todo list.)

The CPU at stock, with 2400Mhz G.Skill memory runs great, with an ambient/room temp around 20 degrees C, the cores are at 29,31,26,26 with a game (lotro) idling in the background, and almost never breaks 50-55 during gaming. OCCT can crush the CPU still, pushing 80 degrees stock unless I apply a negative 0.15v adaptive offset.

The GPU at stock though, same ambient/room temp, will easily push 70 degrees with the fan running close to 75%, but take the front panel off, and that falls to 50 degree lows (while gaming) @ 40% fan, and 60 degree highs around 50% fan speed.
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Oh it's a shame to hear that you chose an open-shroud GPU, I do try my best to warn everyone sad-smiley-002.gif

Can you return it?

I have decided in the interest of saving people hassle and wasted time/money to try the EVGA 970 SC reference card in the FT03-mini tonight. Then we will know for sure what temps are expected.

Edit: I will try with old model H60 cooler on the CPU, and the PSU fan away from the motherboard, if that's acceptable to everyone.
I could return, but It's not out of my expectations as I bought this model because of the shorter PCB and the single 8pin connector. Couldn't care less about the cooler as I will be replacing it anyways biggrin.gif


on a side note, this model was the cheapest available and the only with a blower type for the same price was from pny (and i had nasty problems with them)
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Originally Posted by hyp36rmax View Post

Instead of moving cases I would just cut a hole on that side panel and add a fan cover (Silverstone FF123) with holes to allow air to get through that section to your GPU. It truly does make a big difference as I had an SG05 with a similar setup albeit that section had ventilation and it made a big difference for my GTX 780Ti on a reference cooler.

Looks like you're in SoCal, I have a rotary tool that can do the job in no time lol biggrin.gif


Hey, thanks for the offer. Honestly I really like the FT03-Mini, it fits in a specific little stand/nook by my desk perfectly, and it looks fantastic.

Sadly I'm a huge stickler for aesthetics, and the only way I'd cut a hole in the front panel would be with a laser cutter or CNC machine, so I could recess/inlay a plexi window with vent holes over the GPU fan. And well, I don't have access to those kinds of tools, or know how to work them if I did, so it's not going to happen.
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post #2139 of 2736
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Originally Posted by vicyo View Post

Just installed the 970 ITX from gigabyte and it's terrible for this case if the stock cooler is used as the air is blown downwards.

Unigine Heaven peaks at 80c (30C ambient) without the front pannel

I used to have the asus GTX 670 mini which suffered the same fate on this case. I have to put a temporary tape from the sides of the card to lessen hot air to circle back to the card. i guess a DIY cardboard can be used to isolate the hot air specially at the bottom, that is if you cannot return it. Doing that may/will affect the ambient temp inside your case though.

a better mini card for the FT03 mini could be this:






but i do not know if the other end of the card is closed.
post #2140 of 2736
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Originally Posted by Skwidbol View Post

I used to have the asus GTX 670 mini which suffered the same fate on this case. I have to put a temporary tape from the sides of the card to lessen hot air to circle back to the card. i guess a DIY cardboard can be used to isolate the hot air specially at the bottom, that is if you cannot return it. Doing that may/will affect the ambient temp inside your case though.

a better mini card for the FT03 mini could be this:

but i do not know if the other end of the card is closed.

I present you this:

A IO shield with 2 air slits. Blocking with tape will nuke the card instead biggrin.gif

I'm almost returning the card by the way. 15 minutes on crysis 2 (had to remove the right pannel to have this result) and the card throttles, and i might not even care if the pcb is shorter or the single 8pin connector. I should had read some reviews about this card...
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