Originally Posted by keikei
Have you looked into fitting an aftermarket gpu air cooler? Not the perfect solution, but it'll cool your card pretty good if you can deal with some the issues.
That would be next option if the 120mm fan mod doesn't work. However as i stated, the temps are good enough. I don't have a heat problem, i have a noise problem.
I know they are directly related, but since i have some margins to move around, I'm trying to avoid voiding the warranty or increase the costs as much as i can. I can afford an aftermarket cooler no problem, but as I'm trying to adapt the build the best i can for my needs, I'm also trying to make it the cheapest i can, without compromising anything. I do understand that sounds a bit contradictory for the PC enthusiast that freaks out about 70°C and spends 100-200 bucks and blasts the fan at 1500rpm just to see the CPU/GPU at 50°C.
I'm not lf it. I'm looking to make the cheapest silent build, with acceptable temps and no water cooling. I'm freaking tired of seeing water coolers everywhere, because ppl still have the image of water cooling vs air cooling of 2010, when we used to have cases designed with 0 importance on cooling.
The macho RT goes for 65€ where i live, and I'm pretty positive that in the right case/fans setup, that cooler, gives you same performance as a nzxt x62, with max RPM on both coolers. The difference in price is of 2,5 times and the AIO pump will eventually start making noise. They all do, no exception..... Also the LGM RT is by a big margin quieter.
Srry for the Offtopic......