RTX 3060 in mini itx build

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  1. sanjeev2.k

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    Hi all,
    I understand that some AIB's have released RTX 3060 in mini ITX form factors.
    I am planning to build a mini ITX system (by year end maybe) with ** stock coolers ** for both the CPU and GPU. CPU - prefer Ryzen 5600X.
    Case will be most likely cooler master elite series (either 110 or 130) since that's the most common
    case available here in India.
    So - given that RTX 3060 TGP is rated at 170 W, is it safe to put an RTX 3060 mini ITX inside such a build while using stock coolers ?
    I will not be using it for gaming and don't plan to overclock it.
    Mostly plan to use it for graphics hobby programming (CUDA, OpenGL and such like).
    Here in India - the mini ITX system builder ecosystem is not mature or knowledgeable, since most of the folk nowadays prefer to buy laptops.
    So I would prefer any option which is considered 'safe' and low risk. Which rules out any exotic or specialised cooling schemes (Not to mention that components for such schemes would most likely not be
    available in India due to immature ecosystem).

    I could also consider an RTX 3060 Ti (once stock is available, given that most reviews state 3060 Ti gives more bang for the buck as compared to RTX 3060) but I don't think there are any mini ITX 3060 Ti SKU available from AIB's. Plus of course 3060 TI TGP is rated at 200W.
     
  2. Davros

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    If your worried get an AIO for the cpu it's less likely to dump heat into the case
     
  3. Rootax

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    Some AIO have pretty long tubes, hard to put them in a mini itx case.
     
  4. Davros

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    This is the mini itx case you need
     
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  5. Davros

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    On a serious note how about the Lian Li Q58
     
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  7. Silent_Buddha

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    I've been using Silverstone Sugo cases for years now. My current one is a Sugo-SG13

    SilverStone SG13 INTRODUCTION (silverstonetek.com)

    They are great since they fit in backpacks and can easily be taken as carry on luggage on planes. Although, everytime I do this, security has to do a bomb swab test on it to make sure I'm not taking a bomb onto the plane. :p

    I've had everything from a Radeon HD 2900 XT, to a Radeon 5870 XT to a GTX 1070 in Sugo cases. All of them air cooled. It helps if the GPU is a blower style which exhausts the air out of the case. Also, make sure you get a quality PSU. The nice thing with recent Sugo cases is that you can use standard ATX power supplies if you want. But you can find some pretty high quality PSUs with decent wattage even in smaller PSUs made for mini-ITX cases.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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