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NZXT G12 on EVGA GTX 1080 Classified

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys,

 

I know this may seem a bit out of date, with the RTX 2080 Ti's already being out... But I currently have a EVGA GTX 1080 Classified which my pride and joy... But it has been running really warm since I bought it and EVGA won't do anything because "It's within specifications". The temps are 75°c-82°c while gaming, 88°c during HeavenBenchmark and 92°c during Furmark. (Ambient temperature is 20°c) When I do the synthetic benchmarks, I have all fans running at 100%. My case is a NZXT S340 Elite with 2x SP140 for intake and 2x AF120 for exhaust. I will have them running at 100% as well as the GPU and CPU (Via 212 Evo in Push/Pull).

 

I've currently got a medium OC on my card already (+100MHz core, +250MHz Memory) and it will boost to 2075MHz while gaming and 2050MHZ or lower during HeavenBenchmark. My problem is, I know it will run faster with cooler temperatures because when I start HeavenBenchmark, it will jump to 2150MHz without crashing but because of the rising temps, that falls to 2050MHz or lower. Also, I do have voltage, temperature and power limits maxed in MSI Afterburner (My GPU has weird issues with EVGA XOC) as well as a heavy custom-fan curve. I also have the GPU in the Classified BIOS, which "should" boost the power limit to 130%. Don't know if it does.

 

I've now come to the conclusion that I want to change the cooler. I have already changed the thermal paste twice with Arctic MX-4 but this made no difference in temperatures. I've thought about doing a custom loop specifically for the GPU, but there are no officially supported blocks that I am aware of, and although the 780 Classified will fit, I do not have the money for all the water cooling parts. I also don't have the confidence to water cool, especially when my £500 GPU is at stake.

 

So, I have come to the conclusion the next best thing I can think of is to with the NZXT G12. Only issue with this, I don't know if it is supported, being the 1080 Classified is extra wide because of that 14+3 power phase. If I were to buy the G12, I only have a few questions... Which AIO would be the best fit? I am after a 140mm so I can still use my SP140s I use for intake. Also, how am I meant to cool the memory and VRMs? I'm assuming I get some thermal pads and use some small copper heat sinks, but would that be enough? I know it is going to have active cooling with the fan that comes with the G12 (I'll be swapping that for a Noctua one anyway) but I am wondering, will it be enough cooling for them?

 

If you guys could lend me ANY advise, I'll very highly appreciate it.

Thank you!

 

 
PC Specs:

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Intel Xeon E3-1231

Cooler Master 212 Evo in Push/Pull

Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHZ

EVGA GTX 1080 Classified

EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2

Samsung 960 Evo 256GB on a Silverstone SST-ECM20 (Boot)

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB (Game storage)

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM (Main storage)

2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 5900RPM (Back-up storage, software RAID-1)

Samsung SpinPoint 160GB 5400RPM (Recording scratch disk)

 

Cyborg V7 Keyboard

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse

Dell S2716DG Monitor

HP Compay LA1951G Monitor

NZXT S340 Elite Case

2x SP140 Red-LED for intake

2x AF120 Red-LED for exhaust

 


My current Set-Up: (Now in RGB)

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 | CPU cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo in Push/Pull | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Classified @2050MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 | RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2 | Boot SSD: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB on a SilverStone SST-ECM20 | Game Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | Main Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM | Back-up Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 5900RPM in software RAID-1 | Recording Drive: Samsung SpinPoint 160GB 5400RPM | Case: NZXT S340 Elite Black/Red | OS: Windows 10 Professional | Keyboard: Cyborg V.7 | Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | Monitors: Dell S2716DG + HP Compaq LA1951g | Speakers: Sony PCVA-SP2 (Which sound FANTASTIC) | Headset: HyperX Cloud II

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
32 minutes ago, GGWP1337 said:

If you don't want to custom it, why do you want a G12 on it then?

The G12 isn't a custom loop... It's simply adding a AIO and making the GPU a hybrid.
With the G12, I don't have to worry about the set-up of radiators, pumps, reservoir , tubing and fittings. I just simply have to attach a AIO.


My current Set-Up: (Now in RGB)

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 | CPU cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo in Push/Pull | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Classified @2050MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 | RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2 | Boot SSD: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB on a SilverStone SST-ECM20 | Game Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | Main Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM | Back-up Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 5900RPM in software RAID-1 | Recording Drive: Samsung SpinPoint 160GB 5400RPM | Case: NZXT S340 Elite Black/Red | OS: Windows 10 Professional | Keyboard: Cyborg V.7 | Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | Monitors: Dell S2716DG + HP Compaq LA1951g | Speakers: Sony PCVA-SP2 (Which sound FANTASTIC) | Headset: HyperX Cloud II

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, GGWP1337 said:

Would prefer a block imo.

Yeah, me too... But I don't have the confidence, money, patience or time to create a custom loop for my GPU...

Also, since there are no official GTX 1080 Classified water blocks, that is going to be difficult.

The only one that "fits" is a GTX 780 Classified which is going to be very difficult to find due to its age.


My current Set-Up: (Now in RGB)

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 | CPU cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo in Push/Pull | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Classified @2050MHz | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 | RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2 | Boot SSD: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB on a SilverStone SST-ECM20 | Game Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | Main Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM | Back-up Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 5900RPM in software RAID-1 | Recording Drive: Samsung SpinPoint 160GB 5400RPM | Case: NZXT S340 Elite Black/Red | OS: Windows 10 Professional | Keyboard: Cyborg V.7 | Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | Monitors: Dell S2716DG + HP Compaq LA1951g | Speakers: Sony PCVA-SP2 (Which sound FANTASTIC) | Headset: HyperX Cloud II

 

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