Buck-O, we certainly have varying opinions, but I stick to a perfect score.
Thermal Compound? It's a different way of doing things, but it helped keep the card just as cool as the previous water cooling, so I don't see a problem there.
Noisy? Haha, I haven't noticed a slight difference in the case noise at all. My case already has 3 120mm and 2 80mm fans though, so I likely wouldn't find a difference unless it was really
As for SFF.. that's the price you pay. If you don't like it, don't get SFF. There are other solutions out there
Unregistered, firstly I am surprised that you haven't seen your card go over 50ºC. You must have some cool ambient heat, because I would never even taste that in this room unless I went cascade or something