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post #11 of 63
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A nice NH-D14. I'm prepared to change the fans if there is a better cooler to buy that becomes quieter/cooler when a fan change is introduced.
Quadro=Expensive. +1 Rep for helping as I might have a look into the Quadro cards.

If the processor won't be overclocked, you can avoid using fans altogether for the NH-D14. Otherwise, just use the silent fan adapter included with it, which will limit the fan's RPM's.

I would go with the Asus GT 520 that you linked over the other cards.
    
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any low end gpu's are silent. depends on the case also..
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post #13 of 63
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A nice NH-D14. I'm prepared to change the fans if there is a better cooler to buy that becomes quieter/cooler when a fan change is introduced.
Quadro=Expensive. +1 Rep for helping as I might have a look into the Quadro cards.
http://www.overclock.net/video/11368...dro-fx580.html

here are some inexpensive ones. you can probably haggle him down to 100 being that they are 159 new
post #14 of 63
The 6770 is pretty overkill for his uses - that's for low/mid-end gaming!

I'd say go with the Asus GT520 - low profile, cheap, and is a nice brand, too.

Owait, just saw there was a 6450 as a possible choice. The 520 and 6450 trade blows, go with the 6450 to save $10.
Edited by GuardianDuo - 10/28/11 at 7:45pm
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any low end gpu's are silent. ..
nope, i can hear my old 9400 gt over my gtx 460

+1 to the 520,

also

this
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17845

can be used as a passive heatsink,
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post #16 of 63
Get the Fractal Design Define R3 case, it got sound-proof sides and front, dust filters everywhere, great quality steel, sleek design.. lovely case, I myself have the XL version.

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=48

THIS is def. the case to go for if you want ultra silence.

And I can vouch for the Corsair AX series psu's too
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post #18 of 63
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nope, i can hear my old 9400 gt over my gtx 460

+1 to the 520,

also

this
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17845

can be used as a passive heatsink,
the old ones, yes. not the new ones. unless they're defective.
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An AMD 880G mobo can run dual monitors at 1080p. I dont see why the 2600ks integrated graphics wouldn't be able to. It is a better GPU than the 880G mobos.
This. People on here tend to underestimate the capabilities of IGPs and recommend discrete GPUs when once is totally unnecessary. Unless your client specifically needs graphics/3D acceleration (which is pretty unusual in a music production scenario) the 2600K's HD Graphics 3000 is more than adequate.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121444

If you want to go cheap.

Seriously though, any fanless GPU will do.
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