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post #21 of 69
The Twin Turbo II would be a great cooler for a 560,runs fairly quiet on a OC'd GTX480 and keeps it under 70c.
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post #22 of 69
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

Do you really need the side vent? Cover the side panel with something temporary and see if that helps - the gpu card will be omitting noise in that area.

Then get some acoustic paneling and block it if it makes a difference.

And a slightly warmer case is better than a noisy case, everybody seems to want the lowest temps they can get. If your cpu or gpu runs 5 degrees higher its not going to burn out unless you were close to critical. thumb.gif
I honestly do need it right now. As it's more silent to run that fan on the side and turn the GPU fan as low as i can. biggrin.gif
I wont need it with the new cooler most likely
post #23 of 69
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Hi im back!
I was wondering which components do i need to cool with the pasive small hatsinks? Only the vram or also some of the power delivery components?
post #24 of 69
I am not nearly as experienced with these coolers as some, but I would suggest using heatsinks on the VRAM, the VRMs, MOSFETs, and PLL's. The power stages can get very hot!

However, simply having heatsinks on them doesn't cool them, you need active airflow across the card, more than what you get from the cooler. A fan mounted to the inner side of the hard drive cage and blowing onto the card will likely be the best way to go.
   
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post #25 of 69
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

I am not nearly as experienced with these coolers as some, but I would suggest using heatsinks on the VRAM, the VRMs, MOSFETs, and PLL's. The power stages can get very hot!

However, simply having heatsinks on them doesn't cool them, you need active airflow across the card, more than what you get from the cooler. A fan mounted to the inner side of the hard drive cage and blowing onto the card will likely be the best way to go.

The cooler is designed to blow air trough the top of the cooler and push it towards the PCB, this way the heatsinks get the much needed airflow too wink.gif
post #26 of 69
You can cut out your exhaust grille... Ocn member ehume has a thread about it. I did it and i like it.
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post #27 of 69
Cut out all the grills you can.

Silverstone has an interesting read on grills and resistance
http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?tid=wh_chessis&area=en
post #28 of 69
The best way to reduce the noise of your rig is doing "the mod", check here :

http://www.overclock.net/t/1306383/asetek-760gc-updated-with-user-feedback

http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod

I ordered the asetek 760gc kit and a Noctua nf-f12 120mm fan to water cool down my 2500k OCed to 4.3Ghz and my inno3d gtx570 Hawk, along with some heatsinks. Total cost: 100 bucks.
post #29 of 69
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

You can cut out your exhaust grille... Ocn member ehume has a thread about it. I did it and i like it.

Same here
post #30 of 69
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Wait, you mean cutting the back grill makes my pc more silent redface.gif
How does that work biggrin.gif
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