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Asetek 545lc vs low profile air cooler

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys.
As i am unable to find much reviews on the asetek 545lc, i decided to ask the forums.

I am building an mitx system with a cubitek mini cube case. It has only one 120mm intake and 92mm out. I decided to use the 120 solely for intake as it will be the only source of fresh air for the gpu.

Hence its either asetek 545lc or any air cooler less than 150mm. Need advice!

I will be either going with a 3570k or 4670k and will be doing slightly overclock depending on the temps!

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
Hey man,

Well to be honest you don't really need that much air blowing into the case if you're going to be using a sealed loop. I'd stick with a 120mm radiator and that would alleviate any heat issues in the case anyway.

What GPU are you going with?

Comps
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Hey man,

Well to be honest you don't really need that much air blowing into the case if you're going to be using a sealed loop. I'd stick with a 120mm radiator and that would alleviate any heat issues in the case anyway.

What GPU are you going with?

Comps

A ref design gtx 780 or ref design r9 290x. Depends on how the price goes. Hmmm,i saw on a local site(south east asia) when using a 120 aio closed loop and his gpu is like going over 85c gaming load.
post #4 of 6
That's probably because he's either overclocked it, overclocked it badly with too much Vcore, or mounted it terribly.

I'm sure you won't do any of those biggrin.gif

Incidentally, I have a mate who's got the Bitfenix Prodigy case, an H60 or something and an overclocked 4570k in the with a 7970 GE edition, lovely little machine which is overclocked to 4.5Ghz @1.27v on the CPU and it runs at 60c

His GPU maxes at around 65 - 70 IIRC.
post #5 of 6
With this form factor the GPU gets around those temperatures in most cases (prodigy has decent cooling). It's just what you'll have to deal with I'm afraid. I haven't seen anyone build an mITX system that was actually cool before...

You can always go custom loop with a radbox outside of the case?
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

That's probably because he's either overclocked it, overclocked it badly with too much Vcore, or mounted it terribly.

I'm sure you won't do any of those biggrin.gif

Incidentally, I have a mate who's got the Bitfenix Prodigy case, an H60 or something and an overclocked 4570k in the with a 7970 GE edition, lovely little machine which is overclocked to 4.5Ghz @1.27v on the CPU and it runs at 60c

His GPU maxes at around 65 - 70 IIRC.

Problem with the mini cube is that it doesnt have as much venting as the prodigy. Only reason why the cubitek, is the "cable management" and the harddisk slot hidden at the back! I guess i am just going to take a leap of faith and play around with the fan intake and stuff. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Kipsofthemud View Post

With this form factor the GPU gets around those temperatures in most cases (prodigy has decent cooling). It's just what you'll have to deal with I'm afraid. I haven't seen anyone build an mITX system that was actually cool before...

You can always go custom loop with a radbox outside of the case?

Man, how i wish i dont live in Singapore. Only way i can get custom water loop parts are shipping it from USA! Haha. And that is not cheap.
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