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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by SoulClap View Post

Definitely a Fractal R4. A quiet case that's good looking and easy to work with.

I support that recommendation 100%. Bought a Fractal Define R4 for my media server, and it's the most quiet case I've ever owned. Even with three 140mm fans mounted, it's whisper quiet. Your GPU is going to make more noise than the case and other internal components.

I'm worried about your "cupboard" statement. If it's an enclosed space, you're going to end up saturating it with heat in a very short amount of time. The Titan + 3930K are going to be putting out 300-400 watts of heat, I wouldn't run it in an enclosed space smaller than about 4x4x4 feet, and even that would need a passive top and bottom vent.

The "stock" fans on the H100i are pretty quiet when the CPU isn't under maximum load. Mine idle around 700 RPM and 3930K core temp at 33C in my 23C room. I can't really hear them without really paying attention.


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post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post

This will also mean having to water-cool the GTX Titan which means voiding the warranty.

Not if you buy Evga, but if you damage it(leak for example) your on your own. You won't be getting silence with a titan on air though. Not under load that is, so unless you game with no sound whatever you do should be fine.
 
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post #24 of 32
If you are planning to put it in a cabinet or any enclosed space, it's really important that you ventilate the cabinet. I use some fans for my home theater equipmentthat are sspecifically designed for this use, and are actually very quiet. The best thing you can do is leave the front or rear open and use fans to force the cool air in or hot air out.
   
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post #25 of 32
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How do you like this case?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-265

Thats actually a good idea, but it looks like it lacks space for a water-cooled setup or to squeeze in a decent amount of silent fans. smile.gif
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post #26 of 32
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Not if you buy Evga, but if you damage it(leak for example) your on your own. You won't be getting silence with a titan on air though. Not under load that is, so unless you game with no sound whatever you do should be fine.

The problem is, I have never in my life touched / set up / witnessed in person a water-cooled system. I kinda don't have the guts to go ahead and buy one and attempt to install it, not on something THIS expensive. No one I know can do it either. (well, no one I would trust of doing it anyway.)

So it is kinda of worrying that if down the line the set-up I built starts to leak I am fooked if it damages the components.

However, now that we talk more about it, I am curious in perhaps going down that route.

The problem now is, what should I buy?
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post #28 of 32
Wow. This thread is full of people who don't know what their talking about.

Silent case? Go Fractal R4. Hands down one of the quietest case's available. Failing that, an Antec P280, or Bitfenix Ghost.

Silent CPU Cooler, don't go with the H100i. It's not as quiet as you'd like it to be, even if you do fix the pump grind issue. I had to RMA mine, it was yuck.

Go for a Noctua NH-D14 if you want the best-of-the-best performance and silence. There's honestly very few heatsinks that will be silent. No All-In-One CPU cooler can compete with the Noctua in terms of performance and noise levels.

For your GPU, why do you want a Titan? Do you run multiple monitors at high resolutions? If your doing one-two monitors at 1080p, you might want to re-evaluate your choices.

The Titan is a blower design GPU, it's going to be quiet loud under load. If you put a custom fan-curve on it, you can have it silent at idle, but ramping up during gaming.
post #29 of 32
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Wow. This thread is full of people who don't know what their talking about.


For your GPU, why do you want a Titan? Do you run multiple monitors at high resolutions? If your doing one-two monitors at 1080p, you might want to re-evaluate your choices.

The Titan is a blower design GPU, it's going to be quiet loud under load. If you put a custom fan-curve on it, you can have it silent at idle, but ramping up during gaming.

Titan is perfect for single 1080p

1080p Unigine Valley

HD 7970: 52 fps
GTX 680 : 50 fps
GTX Titan: 74 fps
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post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

Titan is perfect for single 1080p

1080p Unigine Valley

HD 7970: 52 fps
GTX 680 : 50 fps
GTX Titan: 74 fps

Indeed it is, however if you have a Titan, with one monitor at 1080p, your not going to even get close to the 6GB VRAM in the Titan.

The 7970 or 680 makes a lot more sense than the Titan for single-monitor 1080p.
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