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Poll Results: Best silent, cool GTX 570 for SLI and OC

Poll expired: Nov 21, 2011  
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    asus DirectCUII
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    msi TwinFrozr III
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    gigabyte with windforce 3X
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    other
 
post #1 of 10
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Hi I want to build a silent pc with a pair of gtx570 in SLI. And I want to oc a bit.
mobo: p8z68-v pro
case: haf x
On another forum the only reactions I got where these:
-buy headphones
-buy liquidcooling
-don't oc
Please don't answer again something like that because I'm not considering one of these options.
(also it wasn't really my question)

I want to know what a good card is to run silent as possible in SLI
reference:
-msi gtx 570
-evga gtx 570 super clocked
Can the reference model be overclocked has well has the non-ref or is the cooler to weak? I'm not planning to set it at 100% while gaming.
everyone calls the gtx570 reference quiet, but what is quiet? can anyone compare it to something i know?

or

non-ref:
-msi gtx 570 twin frozr III (silent mode, there is a switch on it)
-gigabyte gtx570 windforce III cooler
-I think now the directcuII will be possible but nothing optimal for sli because of the thickness of the cards android the small space between. (Yes, I am a slow student xD)

Than you have still the aftermarket cooling like the Accelero XTREME Plus II, but will this one make much difference of the asus directcuII or the twin frozr III?

Thank you very much in advance for reading and hopefully answering my thread

(I am from Belgium, sorry if my English has some gramatical issues.)
post #2 of 10
Your English is extremely good, so don't worry about that!

As far as your question, you want to build a silent computer. What do you want this computer to be capable of? Battlefield 3? Video Editing?

We tend to shy away from GTX570 overclocks due to the inherent problem of their Voltage Regulation Modules (VRM's). The 570 has a nasty reputation for its VRM's. Nonetheless, the Twin Frozr III is, in my opinion, the best stock 570 on the market right now bar none.
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Correction... We stay away from "reference" 570's due to VRM issues.

The MSI Twin Frozr III and the Asus Direct CU-II (as well as the new EVGA classified) use a newer design that eliminates this issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Correction... We stay away from "reference" 570's due to VRM issues.

The MSI Twin Frozr III and the Asus Direct CU-II (as well as the new EVGA classified) use a newer design that eliminates this issue.
Thank you sir. You are correct. My brain was not totally fired up when I posted....
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post #5 of 10
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Thank you very much, I didn't know this.
Almost a bad buy.
I can also buy a hd6970 but the only thing I know is that they run hotter and have sometimes driver issues like I have now. And they cost €10 more.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
And will the twin frozr not be loud, or is this solved with the switch. The only thing I know is that they will be a lot more silent, but how much is silent? I want a good pc for some years, for gaming and photoshop (but this last one doesn't use much gpu)
post #7 of 10
Not to start a little argument here about the 570's but my non-ref 570 has taken great temps easily at 1.1v. My suggestion would be to go for a Gainward Phantom 570 for silence. If your going to be OC'ing I'd go with MSI TF III 570's.

EDIT: I see that the VRM issue was explained
     
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Also Take a look at the Gainward/Palit series GTX570's as they use a better power phase design then the other cards.
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post #9 of 10
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Yes but I have read that these actually should be louder than reference, twin frozr or directcuII.
post #10 of 10
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Hi, is there still someone who can help me or will I best buy the twin frozr?
But I've really still not chosen...
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