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RTX 2070 Blower or Open-Air GPU in Mini-ITX

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Hello everyone! I am currently in the process of picking up the parts for my new build. This is my first time building a mini-itx pc and my case of choice is the Phanteks Evolv Shift. My previous cards have all been in custom loops and I am looking to change it up. I was wondering what style cooler everyone would recommend for the lowest temps in this case? Every build I’ve watched in this case has been with an open air cooler, yet I’ve always been told a blower is the way to go in a small case as it will push out the hot air. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

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Mini ITX always go blower. You won't have enough airflow for an open air style cooler to be effective. 


Main System: EVGA GTX 1080 SC, i7 8700, 16GB DDR4 Corsair LPX 3000mhz CL15, Asus Z370 Prime A, Noctua NH D15, EVGA GQ 650W, Fractal Design Define R5, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, 500gb Samsung 850 Evo
Secondary System: EVGA GTX 780ti SC, i5 3570k @ 4.5ghz, 16gb DDR3 1600mhz, MSI Z77 G43, Noctua NH D15, EVGA GQ 650W, Fractal Design Define R4, 3TB WD Caviar Blue, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo
 
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I hink you better go blower. I use open air GPU inside ITX case, and the whole system shows me the CPU max temp is 71C and the GPU at 63C everytime I use PC on my daily routines including heavy usage. So I think blower GPU will lower the CPU temps while GPU temps might increase slightly..

My system specs:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K, 5GHz Delidded LM || CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S w/ NF-A15 & NF-A14 Chromax fans in push-pull cofiguration || Motherboard: MSI Z370i Gaming Pro Carbon AC || RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x8Gb 2666 || GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6Gb FTW2+ DT || Storage: Samsung 860 Evo M.2 SATA SSD 250Gb, 2x 2.5" HDDs 1Tb & 500Gb || ODD: 9mm Slim DVD RW || PSU: Corsair SF600 80+ Platinum || Case: Cougar QBX + 1x Noctua NF-R8 front intake + 2x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC top exhaust + Cougar stock 92mm DC fan rear exhaust || Monitor: ASUS VG248QE || Keyboard: Ducky One 2 Mini Cherry MX Red || Mouse: Logitech G703 || Audio: Corsair HS70 Wireless || Other: XBox One S Controler

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