Question Possible GPU airflow problems in small case?

paradoxeternal

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Hi, I'm planning on picking up a 3080 at some point soon after release. I plan on getting a founders edition, even if I have to wait a few weeks to snag it. I saw on NVIDIA's website that the FE is 11.2 inches long. My case, the Fractal Design Node 804, can accommodate up to 11.4 inch cards with a front fan installed (which I have). This seems like it would be a really tight fit. Would this disrupt airflow from the front fans to the GPU, and should I be concerned about thermals?

My current card isn't nearly that long. This case has served me well for 5 years, and while I wasn't anticipating getting rid of it, I don't mind spending $80-90 on a mid tower or other mATX case to ensure decent case temps. In case it's relevant, here's my other components:

Asrock x570M Pro4 motherboard
Ryzen 5 3600 @ stock, cooled by a Noctua NH-D12s
GTX 970 (current card)
Seasonic Focus 850w modular
16 gb hyperx ram
2 front intake fans and 1 rear exhaust fan
 

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