Originally Posted by sugarbear7
I went for the Corsair SFX series. Silent.
Glad you're enjoying it. I've gotten used to what noise my second copy makes, and even then most of the time it is drowned out by other sounds.
Time for a late update:
I still have temperature issues with the 950 Pro, which may stem from it's relative proximity to my GTX 570. The card idles at an unfortunate 45-50c, so you can only imagine how high both components go when under stress (hint, near thermal limits/throttling). Being a blower style shroud does not help the matter in regards to the GPU. With that in mind, I finally have ordered my Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
, which should be in at the end of the week. As a double fan open shroud having better access to ambient air, and having a lower TDP than the GTX 570 (180w vs 220w), my GPU temperatures should improve. I will be reseating my CPU heatsink with better and newer thermal paste to see if that helps wrangle temperatures down. Lastly, to further address heat issues with the 950 pro, I am going to look into either bleed heat directly to the case panel via copper shims and thermal padding, or if space allows some low profile chip heatsinks. Pictures of the GPU and what I decide to do with the 950pro will follow.
If I absolutely must, I may consider creating a cutout with a mesh cover on the side panel to give some air to the 950pro.
edit: To save my next post to be something more of substance, I'll update this post.
The space from the m.2 ssd and the side panel is between 8-9mm at most, 10mm would most likely hit the side panel unless you warped out the panel by a tiny bit. Because of the sliding install of the side panel, I decided it was better not to try and directly dump heat to the panel. I have purchased five 20x20x6mm chipset heatsinks and a small thermal adhesive pad from ebay (less than$9 total). I'll be putting four of those heatsinks on the 950 pro.