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Originally Posted by 82ghost82 View Post

It's very very noisy, but for me it's not a problem as the workstation is in another room and when it calculates also at night I don't hear the noise.

So I will have to find a way to lower the fans rpm (through ilink maybe?) or change the fans to quieter ones with the same efficiency? Recommendations anyone? Slightly off topic I know but...
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So I will have to find a way to lower the fans rpm (through ilink maybe?) or change the fans to quieter ones with the same efficiency? Recommendations anyone? Slightly off topic I know but...

OT, sorry smile.gif

Well, if you change the fan profile through corsair link from full speed to balanced mode or quite mode the noise is very acceptable; I don't think there will be much difference in fan brands about noise (however I have never tried to change the fans).
Temperatures with balanced/quite mode will be acceptable and they will not hurt cpu(s).

Since I haven't problems with noise I prefere to have the lowest temperatures as possible, as when I run simulations all my 16 cores go to 100% usage, but sure you can low the rpm of the fans that cool the radiator(s) without any damage.

Remember to change bios settings to have cpu fan at "full speed": this will give full voltage to the pump(s).
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Ok guys I need opinions

I am between two sets of CPUs to power this beast

A pair of 2670 C0 offered by a fellow member here at a very reasonable price and a pair of 2650L I found on the bay for 2/3 of the price of the 2670s...Cooling will be dual H80i and the beast is going to be used primarily as a gaming machine....which CPU should I choose?

redface.gif:o:o

Decisions...decisions...
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2670s easily.

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2670s easily.

Agreed. They are the best performance/watt sandy bridge xeon CPU thumb.gif

EDIT: Why are you using dual xeons for a gaming build? There are so many better options and you won't see good performance at all compared with an overclocked single cpu setup.
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Ya a Z9PE-D8 WS isn't a great board for gaming. Since you cant overclock there is a very good chance you will CPU bottleneck in games.
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Yeah I know...tongue.gif

It's just for the fun of it...I am not a hardcore gamer...my favorite game is diablo....and since I was given this board at a next to nothing price...
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Ya a Z9PE-D8 WS isn't a great board for gaming. Since you cant overclock there is a very good chance you will CPU bottleneck in games.

So you think that the 2670s will be a bottleneck as well?
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Depends on the GPU setup. Your system would perform the same as a stock 2500K in games. I haven't gamed in a long time but I think you'll need some more horsepower for multi GPU setups.
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Depends on the GPU setup. Your system would perform the same as a stock 2500K in games. I haven't gamed in a long time but I think you'll need some more horsepower for multi GPU setups.

booo...not even an i7???
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