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PlymouthJoseph

NZXT G12 on EVGA GTX 1080 Classified?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, (I know I just posted this, but I never got any useful replies. So, posting again)

 

I know this may seem a bit out of date, with the RTX 2080 Ti's already being out...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!

 

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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: EVGA CLC 280 | 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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how about running stock speed? and adjust manually from there. idk much either but kingpin once said sometimes lower memory gives more performance cause its not getting too pushed over the limit and work efficiently (just watch how kingpin OC on youtube). Depends on every Models

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Oalei said:

how about running stock speed? and adjust manually from there. idk much either but kingpin once said sometimes lower memory gives more performance cause its not getting too pushed over the limit and work efficiently (just watch how kingpin OC on youtube). Depends on every Models

Tried running stock, temperatures lowered (by no more than 2°c), but still was not running as fast as I would like.

I mean, I bought a Classified card, I want to overclock it but I simply can't because I don't have the thermal headroom.
I have putting the memory at stock and only overclocking the core, but this made no difference to temperatures, and when doing VRAM heavy games (BF5 @ 1440p Ultra) that slight VRAM OC does make a 2FPS difference, which is what keeps me above or on the 60FPS mark.


My current Set-Up: (Now in RGB)

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 | CPU cooler: EVGA CLC 280 | 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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8 minutes ago, PlymouthJoseph said:

Tried running stock, temperatures lowered (by no more than 2°c), but still was not running as fast as I would like.

I mean, I bought a Classified card, I want to overclock it but I simply can't because I don't have the thermal headroom.
I have putting the memory at stock and only overclocking the core, but this made no difference to temperatures, and when doing VRAM heavy games (BF5 @ 1440p Ultra) that slight VRAM OC does make a 2FPS difference, which is what keeps me above or on the 60FPS mark.

sorry m8 cant help at all cause im not a overclock master and i dont even know what NZXT G12 is

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Posted · Original PosterOP
39 minutes ago, Oalei said:

sorry m8 cant help at all cause im not a overclock master and i dont even know what NZXT G12 is

It's fine buddy.
And in short, the NZXT G12 is a little bracket that allows you to attach CPU AIOs onto GPUs for cooler core temperatures.

https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/kraken-g12


My current Set-Up: (Now in RGB)

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1231 V3 | CPU cooler: EVGA CLC 280 | 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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