King of Cable Management
- Dec 3, 2016
Adding a fan probably won't help with noise - most of these low profile cards have a MINIMUM fan speed set in BIOS to 40% that the user cannot change. The ASUS 1050ti low profile was the exception to this with a zero RPM fan mode. Sadly the ASUS 1650 low profile (yet to be released) does not make any mention of a zero RPM fan modeThat's weird I have a HP Prodesk 800 G3 with a i7-7700 (65W) and a 180W 80 Plus Platinum PSU and it works great, no crashes or shutdowns (don't ask me how it works, I have done the math and the power consumption is near the limit)
The only problem so far is the noise. I am seriously considering the installation of a system fan. I have checked the GPU temp with the ZOTAC Firestorm and it never gets hotter than 69C, so my only theory is that the noise is airflow related.
On my low profile 1050ti I removed the fan/shroud from the graphics card and installed a pair of 80mm fans connected to a motherboard fan header running at a low speed. I bump up the speed slightly if I'm going to game for a long period of time.