Redditor designs GeForce RTX 3060 Founders Edition in Mini-ITX form factor

Published: Jul 14th 2023, 11:15 GMT   Comments

Modded NVIDIA RTX 3060 looks like Mini-ITX Founders Edition

Redditor Clashmains_2 came up with an idea to create its own Mini-ITX design inspired by NVIDIA Founders Edition based on GeForce RTX 3060 SKU. 

RTX 3060 FE Mini-ITX mod, Source: Clashmains_2/Reddit

Taking inspiration from NVIDIA Founders Edition designs, a Redditor purchased a 3D printer and embarked on a project to create a custom shroud that would match the NVIDIA reference design. He used a Gainward RTX 3060 Pegasus graphics card, which already had a Mini-ITX form factor with a single fan. The only remaining task was to design a shroud that could conceal the heatsink and accommodate the fan.

To enhance the cooling performance, the Redditor opted for a 92mm Noctua fan as a replacement for the original 90mm fan from Gainward. It was explained that since the card was being used in a vertical position, a backplate was not currently necessary but could be added later if desired.

RTX 3060 FE Mini-ITX mod, Source: Clashmains_2/Reddit

The resulting cooler looked impressive, showcasing the Redditor’s creativity that could possibly inspire NVIDIA. However, like any project, it faced a few challenges. The heatsink of the card tended to heat up significantly, causing deformations in the PLA shroud. It was noted that using a more heat-resistant material would be a wiser choice for future coolers. Nevertheless, this Redditor seems determined to continue refining their designs and creating more impressive coolers in the future.

Source: Reddit via Wccftech

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