I'm looking into upgrading my GPU from a GTX 970 to an RTX 2070.
Unfortunately, blower-style coolers that are short enough to fit in the FT03 Mini no longer exist (I checked MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte, Zotac, they're all 2-4cm too long).
What are people's experiences with short or shorter (for example, the MSI Aero or Gigabyte Mini GPUs), open cooling GPUs versus blower-style coolers?
In other words, has anyone tried both styles of the same or similar GPU, and compared temps?
I'm wondering now whether the real issue of open GPUs is the fact that they're facing the side, or that not enough air gets blown in from the bottom because they're so long.
Of course the reality is probably a combination, but if the latter is the dominating factor, I imagine that something like the MSI Ventus could even work, as long as a few centimeters are left in the bottom for air to be blown in from the bottom chassis fan?
Any insight, practical or theoretical, would be appreciated :-)