RE: 09/14: TDP announcement
Please check these topics first.
« For those who want to mount a VEGA 64 (or a Frontier Edition) or the latest Kingpin 1080ti, they may need to add fans in the dedicated slot under the radiator. We will test them soon! »
So I made my purchase after looking at your page which claimed that the case was designed to handle the 1080Ti. I also looked at the compatability page, where many 1080Ti’s are listed. Now, what I expected was that the compatability list was listing cards which would work with the case without additional parts (fans). I did not expect to have to install fans…. Fanlessfan.com…
The main selling point for this product is that its a passive cooling solution… as in, fanless
So whats going on with this 09/14 post?
OK, so new cards require more power, well that has been the trend for as long as dedicated GPUs have been mainstream. Considering that the NSG-S0 is targeted at the enthusiast consumer group, it would seem to make sense to take the power requirement trend into account. Planning for an increase in power draw so to support the top of the line consumer cards is just a no-brainer.
If they are only able to accommodate the TDP requirements of this generations cards (and apparently not even that) then the upgrade track for the NSG-S0 would seem limited to the mid-range cards post 1080Ti. That is not what I took Calyos’ motivation to be in making this case.
Just as a side note, it has been bugging me how the larger radiator has been assigned to the CPU. Why don’t they have the larger radiator being put to use by the GPU?
Anyway all that I’m trying to get at is that they are advertising the NSG-S0 with the 1080Ti, making a point of the fact that the design accommodate the latest and greatest graphics cards. However as soon as a new model comes out it’s too much to handle without compromising the entire idea behind a fanless case design in the first place. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect more out of Calyos, a company which seems to want to set themselves apart from the norm, than short sighted design and misleading marketing.
Don’t get me wrong, I WANT to be wrong here. I want to be able to have a solid upgrade path for both the CPU and GPU moving forward. I want to support this company for a number of reasons. I really don’t want to be let down, and I want this to work, but from what I’m seeing… I dunno. If it’s as bad as I’m thinking then they need to redesign and contact backers/customers in order to help them change over, or something.??
The VEGA 64 has an TDP of 295W and the newest Kingpin 1080ti has a base coreclock of 2025MhZ which draws a lot of more power than a standard 1080ti !