Originally Posted by Nukemaster
The recommendation for extra speed is to have overhead for warm days and because slim fans lack static pressure most times.
I figured as much: the thinner the profile the less pressure it can provide in the same area of space. Not only is the fan thinner, but without being able to confine the fan's airflow and compress it you aren't going to get the same performance of a fan with a greater surface area. It's a rule that applies to aerospace design too. While we aren't talking building a jet engine here, we are still taking away the total surface area for the air to flow through - from 25mm to 15mm.
This will definitely be an interesting project to say the least. I would say perhaps I should have bought the ASUS 980Ti that comes with a built in liquid cooling system but than it's tied to the card and it's not really modifiable. Heck, I'm not even sure if that card would have fit.
I'm actually looking forward to getting started on it once the new card arrives and I figure out the [best] parts I need but by than it could be possible that Pascal is out in which case you can figure where I'm headed.
Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR
Rain is correct..the corsair..hg10 is a great thing which came because of "the mod"
but its aimed design is for gpus that although say oc..or acx 2.0...use the "Reference pcb layout" = the mounting holes and component positioning..
Otherwise its a 50/50 gamble mate.
It still baffls me..why do manufacturers always do this..it is not that expensive to add additional brackets to a aio kit or to tap a few xtra holes into a mounting plate..they call it universal but its only at most 60% universal..
If you really want clean looking in a small space..get gpus i saywith that gorgous titan style ref cooler..which is the norm nowadays..mod the center acrylic..or make a new one ..put the aio in..and be happy..
Or buy gpu with pre.installed units..evga etc.asus...oh id love to see your build in that small case..two gpus? Ouch..thats a lot of heat.
I don't even think the Corsair HG-10 is out yet. At least, I can't find it available on Newegg, Amazon, or even Corsair's site. That's really an option of "last resort" for me. Like I said, this 980Ti is really just a holdover until Pascal but if Pascal releases before I can apply the mod as it were, than I'll have to figure out a liquid cooling solution for a Pascal based GPU. I have no intention of sticking with a 980Ti - it's just my other cards died an unfortunate death.
Although this MSI 980Ti has LED lights. I've always wanted a GPU with LED lights so it might be painful to tear off the OEM cooler.
Personally for me, my next stop is whatever case that Maingear Shift uses. Heck, it might just be a Maingear Shift if I don't have the time to sit down and build a system myself - I'll just be grabbing every part of my current system that is still useful to me and take it with me. It's just there hasn't really been any real "leap" in the Core i7 line. Or at least it doesn't feel like it.
I have many Xenon servers from Supermicro and some of what's coming down the pipeline for Xenon has me excited but they are two totally different applications.