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Blower Graphics Card for NZXT H1?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on doing a build inside the NZXT H1, and I want to put a 2080ti OC inside of it. However, I've seen thermals of open-air cards in that case, and they're general pretty high temps. The only overclocked, blower 2080ti that I could find was this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081XXL1J1?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1 . So should I go with this, or an open air, or what? And would this card be able to run games like RDR2 at 1440p, best settings, and 100fps+? Thanks!

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If anything, a blower style cooler will only increase the GPU's temps, not decrease them. What blower coolers are supposed to do is not spread heat to the other components as much, but considering the H1's layout I wouldn't really worry about that.

Go with an open-air cooler card. 

11 minutes ago, Duranson said:

And would this card be able to run games like RDR2 at 1440p, best settings, and 100fps+?

A 2080Ti barely holds 60FPS in RDR2 maxed out at 1440p.

 

I'd suggest waiting for Ampere/RDNA2 cards, coming later this year.


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Blower cards are not a bad idea, as they exhaust out of the back of the card instead of the sides, thus keeping the case temps lower, but in this case I would just get a standard dual fan model. 

 

And as @Mateyyy said I would highly recommend waiting for next gen GPU's, especially if you are spending 2080Ti money. Personally, I would feel pretty demoralized to spend that money and in a few short months no longer have the best consumer gaming GPU. 


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