nvidia-hasn’t-executed-it,-so-a-redditor-made-an-cute-mini-rtx-3060-founders-version-with-a-3d-printer

Redditor Clashmains_2account determined that if Nvidia wasn’t ever going to make a mini-ITX model of the RTX 3060 Founders Version, they might take it upon themselves to make an cute pint-sized GPU of their very own. 

The modified graphics card is a Gainward RTX 3060 Pegasus, which underwent alterations together with a customized shroud and heatsink. These elements had been designed utilizing CAD after which 3D printed to imitate the looks of the steel casing discovered on an Nvidia Founders Version GPU. Moreover, Clashmains integrated a 92mm Noctua fan that intently resembles these seen on Founders Editions (and provides higher cooling).

Sadly, it is a check construct, so it is extra for show than overclocking. Throughout testing, Clashmains found that the PLA filament used for printing the components started to melt and deform at round 60 levels Celsius. Furthermore, the bit holding the fan in place began to warp downwards at greater temperatures as nicely, though the bigger printed components remained unaffected in the course of the check. 

In his Reddit thread, Clashmains acknowledged the presence of some “tough spots” within the venture. They stated they plan to make use of extra heat-resistant filaments like ABS or PETG for future builds, which can hopefully be sure that the 3D-printed components of the customized GPU don’t deform or soften. 

There has by no means been a mini-ITX Founders Editions GPU from Nvidia. It’s heartening to see somebody taking a shot at it, and who is aware of, maybe an government would possibly encounter this Reddit put up and fulfill our collective desires. Contemplating that is Clashmains’ first 3D printing venture, it’s commendable, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing the progress made in refining the design in subsequent makes an attempt.

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Mini RTX 3060 Founders Edition

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Mini RTX 3060 Founders Edition

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Mini RTX 3060 Founders Edition

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Mini RTX 3060 Founders Edition

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Mini RTX 3060 Founders Edition

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