Originally Posted by Gdourado
Read on hardop that Silverstone did extensive testing and came to the conclusion that open air coolers perform the best on the rvz02 because there are more fans to help intake air on an open air cooler and that since the cooler sits close to the mesh, it can pull cold air and not just recirculate hot air.
I've seen that too, and wholeheartedly agree, BUT, you need a way for the hit air to escape from within the case. I switched my 1440p monitor with my brother for a bit to see how 144hz looks. It has changed what I expect out of my games, however my gpu is at full tilt to try to keep up 144fps, therefore getting hot, about 80c. I removed the filter and temps dropped to 72cc and you can feel a lot of heat resonating from the front part of the vent.
I really wish Silverstone greatly increased the venting on the top panel under the handle. Might have to do a little something myself...
One thing that will help in this case for an axial fan gpu is making sure the fins on the heatsink run perpendicular to the board lengthwise so heat gets pushed out the sides instead of the front and out the io plate in back.