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riser for GTX1660

riser for GTX1660
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:23:38 am »
i bought a neat and slim mini itx AZZA z103, for space reasons on my desk, on my 900$ PC budget and it saw upgrades in PSU, RAM and GPU being the latest (coming from a MSI aero).

but the riser pcie x16 is precarious and terrible because the connectors are way to close to eachother
pc works perfectly: its quiet (when not abusing with games) and its fast and enough powerful for my demands.

the backplate needs a dremel cut to open up the vent but it worked fine so far so thats not the issue

my pc shut down once when i was playing intensly online and the fan overheated and spinned constantly which it never does when doing basic stuff like net or netflix, yet the case is ventilated and opened with fresh air on both sides

so either i change for a regular square mini itx case or i find the perfect tight 90º riser !!!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 10:29:28 am by soundzen »


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Re: riser for GTX1660
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 01:04:21 pm »
If it were me, a new case.

Something more efficient with proper cooling, etc.

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Re: riser for GTX1660
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 06:08:22 pm »
thanks @shadow, im afraid youre right - indeed im looking at those new cases but all the slim desktop itx  have same problem of space and airflow... so im afraid the case must be a bigger cube to allow more air and more space for riser... actually i had in 2019 a coolermaster elite 110 but the quality was low AKA cheap case under 50$... i guess quality in build and practability of access and future upgradability from air to watercoolingm as its price AKA 100$ and over !!!

Re: riser for GTX1660
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 03:48:00 pm »
finally invested 75€ and bought a nice all black metal and glass PHANTEK evolv mini ITX case -->

wasted 35€ on a new riser from Phantek with a 90º angle and 20cm long, that fits perfectly in AZZA -->