@jura11 Yes that does help me thanks. I've been seeing similar reviews from others with this specific card and the bykski block. 38-43c sounds very reasonable. I have a 360x55mm rad and a 240x55mm rad in my loop. Both of those are pulling air into the case. I also have two 200m fans as exhaust on the side, and one 140mm exhaust at the back of the case. When I had my shunt-modded 2080 Ti with the Galax 380w bios (about 450w), my temps were 38-43c. I want to try out the suprim bios then eventually the evga 500w bios. I'm expecting higher temps with higher power draw. Hopefully won't exceed 43c. My ambient temp as of now is 18-20c. I do plan on using liquid metal. I know, scary, but I have seen many methods on protecting the surrounding circuitry. Nail polish, electric tape. I could use both. From what I have been seeing, this card is extremely power hungry and runs very hot. Cooling the backplate will also be a challenge.