A small question

I have the same system as you.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX OC 4GB is a single fan card that
discharges heat directly into the Small Factor Factor X51 case.
Only consider Blower Cards that direct GPU heat away from the case.


The EVGA 04G-P4-1972-KR GeForce GTX 970 (+90MHz over Reference Clock)
and the EVGA 04G-P4-1970-KR GeForce GTX 970 Reference are a perfect fit.
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Mar 11, 2015
Thank you very much for your advice.
I must've missed the "heat into the case and the heat away from the case" when people were mentioning the cooling of the cards in other topics.
The case is already warmer then when the central heating is on in winter.
I can't say what degrees since I do not have any device/software setted up to measure the temperature inside the case.
But I do understand that I do not want to get it any warmer.
I have the feeling that you saved me from making a big mistake for that I can not be thankful enough.

I'll probably go for the EVGA 04G-P4-1970-KR GeForce GTX 970 since I'm on a tight budget.
But I'll think it through and check if i can save some more money for the SC version.