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1st off, it is sli, of course it is going to be loud. And second of all, like said, the lightning cards are not geared towards the silent crowd, they are all about performance, so higher speed fans.

You could always try putting some aftermarket coolers on those cards, or just go water.

Already stated water wouldn't work, what aftermarket coolers are there that would minimize noise for the 580? (2-slots)
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Sound cancelling headphones. Seriously. My cards are loud as hell too, but I can barely hear them with my XB500s on.

Unfortunately I'm not the only one the noise affects, I have roommates I have to be considerate for.
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Can you lower your fans? If you let the card get to ~80C (I wouldn't go past ~82 for furmark load), you might be able to go with capping your fans lower and it won't hurt the card.
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Don't get made but I'm a little biased here with two 580s under water. I think you should reconsider watering them. Have you carefully considered all rad locations and configurations? Not sure how much time you put into thinking about it, but I think it is worth it, in my opinion.
    
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Unfortunately I'm not the only one the noise affects, I have roommates I have to be considerate for.
Headphones for everyone then!

If it's that big of an issue (and I can't believe I'm saying this) you might want to return them for a 590 instead... It's supposedly relatively quiet.


Of course, then all OCing goes out the window.
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Don't get made but I'm a little biased here with two 580s under water. I think you should reconsider watering them. Have you carefully considered all rad locations and configurations? Not sure how much time you put into thinking about it, but I think it is worth it, in my opinion.
Raven cases just don't work for watercooling.
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Raven cases just don't work for watercooling.
yep... unless you go for an external mount or re-arrange some things inside with power tools
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Would a spotcool help at all?
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Raven cases just don't work for watercooling.
Time to grab your dremel and start a build log
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yep... unless you go for an external mount or re-arrange some things inside with power tools
Yep. Most of my stuff is external since my case won't fit everything. I guess it just depends on how much work you want to do for water cooling.
    
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I'd trade you my card for one of urs....its really quiet!! Naw I know that'd never happen lol.

But really, those are amazing cards, def look at all options...would buying a bigger case for more work room be an option?
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post #20 of 72
put the fan at 60% sould work well with a good noise level.anyways that high end stuff so in most case high end GPU = loud .
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