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So I'm currently trying to build a mini-itx rig for my room cause I don't have a lot of space. This is not my first pc build but it is my first itx build and my biggest concern is airflow right now. I've been trying to look for a decent GPU with a blower style fan for rear exhaust but the results I keep coming across are way out of my price range. My question is are there any good blower style gpu's out there for less than $200 or would I be better off getting an open air gpu and try water cooling? I would do fans but I'm sharing a room and trying to keep noise down. Any advice is appreciated!

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RX 570 is nice GPU. Try with Sapphires. :)

Sapphire RX 570 Nitro Pulse


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2 minutes ago, domandric034 said:

RX 570 is nice GPU. Try with Sapphires. :)

Sapphire RX 570 Nitro Pulse


Agreed, The 570 is nice if you can find one.


IMO, your best bet for bang for the buck with a blower style cooler will be with a USED GTX970, 980, or 980Ti(over $200though).


I've not bought a new GPU since my Gigabyte GTX970 G1 when they launched(late 2014?)


I've gotten used cards through craigslist and ebay since then as follows:


Titan X(original), gtx970, gtx980, gtx980Ti, gtx1050Ti, gtx1080(x3), gtx1080Ti. all of them i either still own(a 1080 and 1080Ti) or have bought at a good price, used, then sold when I found another good deal.


I personally perfer the founders/blower style cards since i just swap the EVGA Hybrid AIO from my current card to the next and just reassemble the old card to be sold.

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