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post #1741 of 7108
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Wow, m8! Thanks but isn't it dubious to setup a fanless heatsink with a fan? Hm, but on the other hand it was not that expensive i bet.

Well, i'm not content with the loudness of my system, yet.
I've identified two working sites for my system:

1. Additional 140mm case fan on the top side:
The problem is that i've integrated an additional 140mm on the top of the case and for changing it or even dismount it completely i must remove the Noctua DH14-monster first. I'm fearing to destroy those two screws fitting the heavy weight heatsink to the socket...

2. VGA fans:
see my infos about this issue on the above thread

Due to the fact that i'm now three weeks at home i'll see when i'm in the mood to work at getting my system more silently.
My main concern was the noise level. Since it runs 24/7 in my living room, it should be damn quiet. And this way, it is.
As for the cooler, its enough for a lot of cards passive too, but the 4870 is running pretty hot, so some airflow is needed. And that SWIF2 is one of the most quiet fans out there. The VRM cooling is stock, and the mems dont need anything. It runs fine as is. Since i am now in a Stacker, case airflow is also not a problem. Running around 6 SWIF2's at 900rpm

In my new rig however, it will be a challenge to solve noise problems. But thats the beauty in it atm. Will post a build log, once i start to assembly it
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post #1742 of 7108
I own a ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII - it is pretty good.

positive:

- silent due to two 8cm PWM controled fans
- a little cooler than reference card
- good overclocking potential
- voltage regulation parts/design better than with reference design GTX560TI.
(got more phases and better chokes)
- black painted metal shroud of the cooler
- the design - it is close to the ROG style

mediocre:

- most of heat by GPU stays inside case - so extra fan recommended in case front
(should not be a prob with the 18cm fan in the TJ08-E i got TODAY )
- gets hotter under heavy load than Twin Frozr II when being overclocked
- needs more power than reference design
- no game included
Edited by IronAge - 8/12/11 at 2:45am
post #1743 of 7108
Come on guys...
The amount of heat put through the EE of reference cards is not that much. TWII and DCII are better coolers than the reference. The only real reason to get reference cards is that it is usually easier to find water blocks that fit. As long as you have decent case airflow, you won't experience issues. If you don't have good airflow, reference cards won't help as they don't drive as much air anyways.

My two bits.

EDIT: I have TWO reference GTX 570's
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^I agree with you
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Come on guys...
The amount of heat put through the EE of reference cards is not that much. TWII and DCII are better coolers than the reference. The only real reason to get reference cards is that it is usually easier to find water blocks that fit. As long as you have decent case airflow, you won't experience issues. If you don't have good airflow, reference cards won't help as they don't drive as much air anyways.

My two bits.

EDIT: I have TWO reference GTX 570's
Note that the EVGA ref cards are usually just looking reference, and cooling reference, but have better components on the PCB, better VRM, better capacitors, etc. So the advantages of the MSI and ASUS cards are not so clear.
And as we said, this goes only about the 560TI. Here, the ref cooler is very good, wich is not the case with most other reference cards.
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Hey guys, I noticed my 2500k doesn't lower its multiplier or voltage when idle. It stays at a constant 4.2ghz @1.3v's. I also noticed when I switch the CPU Level Up profile to Auto, it runs my 2500K at 3.7ghz with 1.3v's. I'm assuming 1.3v's on 4.2ghz is safe and wont degrade my CPU right? I will be running this machine 24/7. Also, why wouldn't it be down clocking at idle? I have everything enabled except Intel Virtualization thing.




Edited by konoii - 8/12/11 at 12:30pm
post #1747 of 7108
Im new here but I'm planning a new build. This time I wanted something a bit higher end so I thought you guys might be able to help out balancing the build.

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi or the Corsair R400, can't really decide

CPU: i5 2500k

CPU cooler: Corsair H100

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z

PSU: Corsair 750HX

GPU: EVGA GTX 580 Reference

RAM: Corsair Low Profile Vengeance Special Edition Artic White 1600mhz CL9 1.35v DDR3 8GB Kit

HDD: Caviar Blue 1tb SATA-600

Optical: One in current pc

Is their anything I've overlooked?
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Note that the EVGA ref cards are usually just looking reference, and cooling reference, but have better components on the PCB, better VRM, better capacitors, etc. So the advantages of the MSI and ASUS cards are not so clear.
And as we said, this goes only about the 560TI. Here, the ref cooler is very good, wich is not the case with most other reference cards.
EVGA GTX560TI 1GB with reference coolers got reference PCB and reference chokes/mosfets ... unlike the 1GB DCII and MSI TFII.

there is nothing special about this card .. instead the EVGA sb may pick any other brand reference design card and get the same.
post #1749 of 7108
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Well DAMN utnorris, you must have a BIG case or don't have the MSI Lightning's ?
I just got my card and IF it was JUST a 480 GTX I think I wouldn't even have an issue, a normal 480 is 10.5" x 4.4" x 1.5", but the MSI Lightning is 12" x 5" x 1.8", and I'm not 100% sure just yet, it looks like it just might fit in there in the small space between the HDD cage and the PersonalMedia portable HDD Drive Bay cage in my HP case ... but NO WAY can I SLI a second one in there. I might have to send it back to NewEgg ... and that would suck because I found I qualify for the Rebate even being an OPEN BOX item, so this card WOULD be only $220.00 in the end.
I have the 700D and I also water cool. I didn't think non reference GTX480's were longer, just that they changed the layout of the PCB and they changed the cooler. Why don't you think about water cooling or getting a different case? It might benefit you more.
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Fan noise isn't simply a dB reading either. When I listen to that video you posted, Locutus (which I have seen previously), the quality of noise that the TFII puts out is far more acceptable to me than the quality of noise that the reference cooler puts out. There's a ticking sound that the fan makes, while the TFII has a much smoother sound. I've heard a ton of noise-sensitive people complaining about the quality of noise of the reference coolers, like on the eVGA card. It's much easier to muffle a consistent, even sound than it is to muffle sounds like that.

Besides, once you adjust the fan profiles (Afterburner is perfectly stable, people just want to ***** about something...if you prefer, there's other software that can adjust the fan), it isn't nearly so loud. The TFII also keeps cards MUCH cooler, which gives leeway to give that up in favor of lower fan speeds.
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