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IS-60 is your next best bet
I am in Europe.This is quite a nishe product so ali does not keep any stocks in EU. Its just that at first there were shortages, then there was the spring outbreak, then they lost the package... you know, standard Murphys law squared6 months?! I assume you're not in the US?
The BS2 is a big improvement in the Noctua I had as the smaller heatsink caused the recycling of hot air and it had no where to dump it especially on the left side where there's no exhaust between the CPU and GPU sides... Having the CPU fan on a pull configuration and 2 fans on the side blowing air in has resolved this for me, it's much quieter and cooler now. The exhaust hole for the GPU worked wonders too I highly recommend doing the same. I can play my games maxed at 4k and it's barely audible now. It's quite surprising how hot the air is pushed out the top of the 202how is the BS2 working for you? for me IS60v2 is far more efficient thus quiter. the GPU is always a problem in such a small cases. I always thought that the bigger radiator in an SFF case the better the cooling will be. I have proven myself wrong by testing several GPUs inside my node 202 in the last couple of months. I have started with 2070 Supers - had Gigabyte Gaming OC, Palit GamingPro, KFA2 and PNY Dual and then had Gigabyte 5700 XT Aorus with power cable connector removed ( I did direct connection with cable routerd through the hole). The latter one was a beast . Now I did compare ZOTAC 3070 Twin Edge OC and ASUS 3070 TUF Gaming OC. ASUS is one of the best 3070 and 3080 cards there are. And guess what? The bigger cards were never as quiet and as cool as advertised and reviewed while the thinner cards w/ additional fans were performing almost as expected (of course usually louder, but not much hotter). ZOTAC is able to sustain constant load and clock of 1950MHz while ASUS was fluctuating and giving wery different results each and every time.
The idea of an additional vent is great
You'll definitely not get the temperatures you was getting in your old case. My system was a 3700x and RTX 3070 and my CPU reaches around 89-90oC on load, GPU sits around 80-83oC. I had to cut a hole out the top panel of the case so that the GPU could exhaust out the top, this dramatically helped with temps. Without this I would see GPU temps over 100oC.Hello guys and girls, after some node 202 advice!
So im looking to build a new rig thats more portable (Currently use a 9kg 37L case) and looking at the Node 202 but my issue thats holding me back is i like to run low temps, currently i never see above 50c on my build during stress testing. I know im going to have to sacrifice some cooling to reduce size but want to do the best i can in the Node.
To that end what would be the best cooling set up, ive read the forum and done a load of reseach and narrowed it down to:
Sythe Big Shuriken 3
ID-Cooling IS-60 (Cant find it in stock anywhere)
Noctua NH-L12S (Cheapest and fits)
I know some of those dont offically fit but im an engineer and dont mind a bit of modding or even cuttting out a 120mm square and leave the fan exposed (I regularly clean the pc and will be in a fairly dust free enviroment)
Will i have any other issues with those coolers?
The build is: Ryzen 5 5600, RTX 3060ti, 16gb Low profile memory.
Any constructive input is most appricated
thanks for the info, i know i wont reach my current temps but id like sub 75, I've had an idea of modding a 240/280 AIO to the case on the rear of the GPU so the 2 fans would force cool air in, over the gpu and out through the aio which will have another 2 fans. any reason why this wouldnt work? Obviously wont look great but i dont really care about looks and still remains fairly small and compactYou'll definitely not get the temperatures you was getting in your old case. My system was a 3700x and RTX 3070 and my CPU reaches around 89-90oC on load, GPU sits around 80-83oC. I had to cut a hole out the top panel of the case so that the GPU could exhaust out the top, this dramatically helped with temps. Without this I would see GPU temps over 100oC.
Yeah thats basically my idea, the RTX 3070 is 54mm thick, 3 fans.... they will suck air in through the grill, push over the GPU. they have a rear plate hole to allow air through but most will be pushed out the sides, then the aio fans will suck that air (all be it quite warm) and push it through the aio rad. JaysTwoCents did it on a mod he did - Node 202 Aio ModSo you want the airflow to go case GPU grille, GPU intake fans, GPU, then (???) AIO fans, and finally AIO? Will the latter two be outside the case? How will air go from the GPU intake fans and thru the GPU (the reason why I put the (???) in the previous sentence)? I'm thinking you're going to open up the top of the case where the GPU is so air and flow out to the AIO, but it's gotta get around the GPU PCB first.
(Apologize if I'm misinterpreting what you're suggesting above)