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MSI Twin Frozr are the quietest GPUs. Also good are EVGA, Gigabyte and Asus, but in my experience the MSI Twin Frozr cooler is the quietest. Agree the Noctua CPU cooler would be ideal, or the NH-U14S or NH-D15S if you can fit it in your case.
... if it wasn't already OC'd.
I upgraded from 980Ti to 1080 for this kind of increase. My inner OCD can easily rationalise a new CPU, motherboard and RAM for a similar increase, especially since Battlefield is pretty much the only game I play.Besides, at 1440p, this means probably going from 80 to 100 FPS on a 144hz monitor, which is very different to going from 110 to 130.
The most interesting chart is this one: As with previous Battlefield games, it's clear that FPS scales with more recent processors, clock speed and memory speed. I have a GTX 1080, but am now wondering whether to replace my 4790k and 2133Mhz DDR3 with a 6700k and 3200 Mhz DDR4 for an additional 15-20% FPS.
The real progress in the next 5-10 years will be integrated graphics in CPUs. In 5 years you won't need a GPU to play most games at acceptable levels at 1440p. Most "gaming" PCs will therefore be a lot cheaper and the market for dedicated GPUs will shrink significantly. GPUs will only remain relevant if 4k or 16k monitors become mainstream, which will be driven by content and whether people can be persuaded that there are real benefits to the higher resolution. Based on...
I have just completed my Parvum build and am going through leak testing. The system is as follows: i7 4790k Asus Maximus VII Gene Gigabyte Titan X G Skill 2133 4GB x 2 Alphacool ST30 240 radiators x 2 EK CPU and GPU waterblocks EK fittings and matte black tubing XSPC combined reservoir and D5 vario pump 4 x Gentle Typhoon AP14 fans and 2 x Noiseblocker BL-2 fans, all as intake and set at 5v 2 x Noiseblocker 80mm P-1 fans at 5v as exhaust The case was fairly...
Thanks, that is helpful. I wasn't aware of the vented base panel and will have to look into this.I was planning to use the top and front radiators as intake, and the rear as exhaust (possibly with undervolted 80mm fans), since that is how my current Air 540 case works best, after some experimentation. However, I may try the same configuration as yours to see if that improves temps. I generally prefer not to use 80mm fans, because to be any use they normally have to be...
I'm about to start a Parvum s2.0 build and will be using a 4790k, a Titan X, 2 Alphacool ST30 240s, and - if I can get it to fit - a D5 pump. I'm planning to use Gentle Typhoon 1450s with the radiators and hoping I can undervolt them at 5v. For those watercooling their Parvum cases with a single GPU, I'd be interested to know what speed you are running your fans at and what temperatures you are getting on the CPU and GPU when stressed, particularly in something like BF4...
I have an MSI Gaming 980 which also OCs to about 1480. I also have a Gigabyte 980 which OCs to 1560. When playing BF4 both have a minimum of 100fps and I notice absolutely no difference in gameplay as a result if the 5fps or so difference between the cards. Frankly, I wouldn't waste my time thinking about replacing the MSI card, particularly as it runs so quietly. The chances of getting a card that is stable at 1600mhz is pretty tiny. You're more likely to get around...
I just went from two 780 SCs in SLI to a single 980. I game at 1080p on a 144hz monitor, and need enough gpu power to get well over 100fps in BF4 consistently. With the single 980 running at 1529 Mhz I get very similar framerates to the two 780s. However, it is much smoother, as well as producing less heat. For $80 vs $365 there is no question I would get the 980. And then you have the option of adding another one later if you really need extra power.
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