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I'm really bummed out that the card is louder than reference. Their previous dcu2 models were the quietest among the non-reference coolers.
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I'm really bummed out that the card is louder than reference. Their previous dcu2 models were the quietest among the non-reference coolers.

ASUS didn't optimize for idle noise, they optimized for max cooling performance to keep the card away from GTX 780's 80 degree thermal throttling limit.
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I'm really bummed out that the card is louder than reference. Their previous dcu2 models were the quietest among the non-reference coolers.

Uh, you realize that you're looking at stock clocks with auto fan? As someone else mentioned, the card is designed to prevent thermal throttling when heavily overclocked - this happens very frequently with the reference GTX 780 under certain workloads. And the DC2 will be *far* quieter than the reference under heavy OCs, and won't throttle. Additionally, you can use high manual fan settings and retain quietness - this is NOT the case with the reference blower. Again, it is designed for heavy overclocks.
Edited by xoleras - 6/12/13 at 9:40pm
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I'm really bummed out that the card is louder than reference. Their previous dcu2 models were the quietest among the non-reference coolers.
Err the noise is the same as reference at load while the temps are like 14c lower. And FYI the reference coolers in this nVidia generation are already very quiet.

Reference:


DCII:


^ That right there gives it MASSIVE overclocking headroom. So what on earth could you possibly be complaining about o_O

If you're talking about idle noise....a) if you can tell the difference between 26dba and 28dba then congratulations, you are Superman and b) you can manually set the fan curve to be whatever you want when the card is idle so that's even less relevant -_-
Edited by Tippy - 6/12/13 at 10:24pm
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Want to see a picture of my DCu2 bent?

I'm surprised my card still works with how much the pcb is bent.

As much as I love ASUS and my card, I would never buy a DCU2 again. All that needed to be done to stop the bending is adding a piece of metal or plastic between the end of the card and the pcb near the power inputs.

I just propped mine up with a chopstick, works fine lol.
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post #66 of 565
Don't know why you think my complaint is invalid when even the reviewer himself said he was disappointed. I understand the good cooling performance and over clocking headroom but like him I had expectations with the direct cu ii cooler since it looked awesome and had the most silent cooler.
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Not really diggin the cooler and the weird fans but who knows, maybe it's just necessary to keep temps down.

For $100 more you can get dual 770 DCII's and IMO that is a much better deal than a single 780 @ $700..
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Asus has done a good job in the appearance department. This might be the best looking Asus DC cooler thus far.

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$50 dollars warrants a 3 slot cooler if you are *****cat you go 2 slot.
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Wow looks beast. Nice that they changed it for a 2 slot cooler instead thumb.gif

Pretty interesting fan config. Why did they went with different fans?
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