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Hi,

I have purchased a 3930K and a GTX Titan for my new system build. I am planning on buying the Asus P9X79 to go with it. I have already purchased 16GB of Kingston Beast RAM.

I asked this question in another thread but it got a little hectic so thought I'd ask it in the more appropriate sub section.

I need advice on a case, heatsink, and a set of fans for ultra SILENT cooling.

I have already been told the Noctua NF are the best fans for the job, and that I should also go with a H100i for the CPU cooler.

If these are the best options to go with, then what case should all these be fitted to? Please note that this case will be locked away in a cupboard so it will never be seen. Nothing fancy is needed, it has to be practical.

Thanks! smile.gif
Edited by Zonet - 3/10/13 at 10:13am
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post #2 of 32
NH-D14 is a cpu cooler.

Best noctua fans for the h100i are the NF-F12's. For case fans use something like Akasa Apache fans. They both have fantastic airflow and are near silent.

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Im using a h100i now and ill say this- the stock fans (sp120's i think) from corsair are LOUD if over 1000 rpm- they crank.

The GTX Titan is also pretty loud if over 50% fan speed (haven't looked at what RPM that is.
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

Im using a h100i now and ill say this- the stock fans (sp120's i think) from corsair are LOUD if over 1000 rpm- they crank.

The GTX Titan is also pretty loud if over 50% fan speed (haven't looked at what RPM that is.

Is the fan for the Titan upgradable?
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post #5 of 32
if u want silence u really need to water cool
the u can run the NF-F12's at 7V and never hear them, when u run 5 or 6 on dual 360 rads or a 600,
more rad space, slower fan for same perfomance, so more quite,
head over to the water cooling section and check it out,
custom water will give you better temps at incredible sound levels, but will cost more ( given ur titan that dosnt seem to be a problem though biggrin.gif...... tots jelly )

plus water is fun, and looks sweet as fair floss
i wish u luck
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i used noctua nh c14 and its a beast, it worked really well for me and it was ultra quiet. Temps were not bad at all even if i leave in a hot country like Panama. I have used NOCTUA NF12 and nf p14 and both were absolutely LOVELY! thumb.gif If you want a really silent pc then i gotta tell you that if you buy noctua fans the only problem will be your gpu because it will make lot of noise... compared to all the other components
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Originally Posted by george_orm View Post

if u want silence u really need to water cool
the u can run the NF-F12's at 7V and never hear them, when u run 5 or 6 on dual 360 rads or a 600,
more rad space, slower fan for same perfomance, so more quite,
head over to the water cooling section and check it out,
custom water will give you better temps at incredible sound levels, but will cost more ( given ur titan that dosnt seem to be a problem though biggrin.gif...... tots jelly )

plus water is fun, and looks sweet as fair floss
i wish u luck

The thing is this will be locked away into a cupboard in the theatre / gaming room. I can't be dealing with water cooling issues. I know the H100i is water based but at least its the only thing to worry about.

I'd rather go as traditional as possible and use a decent ventilated case + excellent fans to do the job. I kind of like the simplistic look of the Corsair Vengeance C70 case. I just wish it didn't have a clear side panel.
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post #8 of 32
every component is silent if not under load, so I really don't get what the fuss is about loudness and telling ppl to WC. When you play games you do not hear fans anyway. So I wouldn't be worried at all.
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by lego95 View Post

i used noctua nh c14 and its a beast, it worked really well for me and it was ultra quiet. Temps were not bad at all even if i leave in a hot country like Panama. I have used NOCTUA NF12 and nf p14 and both were absolutely LOVELY! thumb.gif If you want a really silent pc then i gotta tell you that if you buy noctua fans the only problem will be your gpu because it will make lot of noise... compared to all the other components

Thanks, I was really leaning towards the H100i for the CPU though, a bunch of P12 / P14's in all the free slots I can get them into and I think I'm set. smile.gif
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post #10 of 32
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What case would you guys recommended? I really like the simply yet useability look of the Corsair Vengeance C70. Looks extremely simple yet productive.
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