Originally Posted by thesebastian
Thanks a lot for your reply.
My GPU is currently reaching:
82C [ without the case's cover / 20-25C ambient temp / 60% max fan speed (custom fan settings) / 85C thermal throttle (retail is 79C) ] (Without the case's cover I still think that the GPU hot air is still there, stuck).
85-87C [ with the case's cover / 20-25C ambient temp / 75%+ fan speed (Auto fan settings, really loud) / 89C thermal throttle (retail is 79C) ]
But the real problem is the noise. In summer the ambient temp will be 35C!
I didn't know about "ghetto rigging". But i tried something similar (a Noctua 140mm fan at the front corner pushing air to the GPU, away from the original front slot) and the CM Elite 110's 120mm fan as exhaust fan over the GPU beetween a corner and the PSU) this worked well during the winter....
Please, keep in mind that my GPU only uses 8pins 12V. (Compared to the full versions of Gigabyte's 970s) and I don't OC. That's why i wanted to try the kraken G10, with passive VRM heatsinks etc.
I mean, if my GPU is under 55-60C (with a good AIO WC), do I still need to worry about the VRM and the RAM? (Considering they have copper heatsinks).
What is worse, VRM+RAM+GPU linked by stock heatsink and 90C GPU temp in summer, or, VRM/RAM with copper heatsink (no direct air) and GPU with AIO at 60C? (And no OC).
My default PerfCap Reason (before the thermal throttle begins) is PWR.
I was about to buy a Kraken G10 and cut it in order to use it in my ITX case.
However...Like you said...maybe the best solution is to buy the Evolv ITX case...and wait to replace the GPU for a full length one.
But if I buy the "Evolv ITX" case and the Kraken G10, I will need to use it without a fan, even in futures GPUs.