Originally Posted by buttface420
has anyone found any successful aftermarket cooling for the 5700xt that is not a waterblock? was gonna get a g12 or a frostflow or even a accelero extreme iv but after watching a couple youtube vids it seems none of those are even working right because hotspot is skyrocketing?
You need to know where the memory is at, so your fan(s) on say the g12 are hitting the hot points. The normal fan bracket is way off. I have the non XT. But it's the same layout. For the most part you need to aim at the black squares around the core. (some grey in this pic). I put some old cpu fans in the 2nd pic up on it and it did pretty good without any heat sinks. You can zip tie whatever fan(s) you use with a aio to hang around the hot spots. If you want to slap your Blower fan back on with a cardboard shroud, combined with a AIO.... You can get some amazing temps even without heat sinks.
I'm moving a lot of stuff around so it's all sloppy atm. Don't use tape on any hotspots if you do make a cardboard shroud, you can zip tie it.
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Blower, Ryzen 2600 4.0 ghz, AIO Cool Mast Seidon 120mm, 3200 ddr3 cl16, B450m Asrock Pro 4 Mobo, 700 Watt PSU.