Originally Posted by XViper2
I'm going to have to agree with this post 100%%. I don't have 780's but my r9 290x's generate enormous amounts of heat.
I had three of them on my brother's rig once and it sounded like we were in a wind tunnel.
Anyone that can afford triple video cards can afford some waterblocks. *flame suit on*
It's not a matter of affording it. It's a matter of getting EXACTLY what I want. As to the noise, I have some nice Sennheiser headphones that make that a non-issue, and I also have 4 kids between the ages of 6 and 12... so noise, really, isn't a problem in my house.
I do also have a fairly "high-end" audio setup that I can crank up and drown out everything else, if need be, and my neighbor is awesome (I live in a house with a double-lot and an apartment on the double-yard side)
Originally Posted by Mega Man
imo anyone that can afford that kinda gpu power ( or even this board and cpu ) needs to have a caselabs, no excuses at these price points. and you will thanks me later !~ ( mega flame suit on )
I don't like caselabs cases. Like no offense, but I feel they are way overpriced. They are well made, and very functional, for sure, but for what they cost, I expect more, personally. Not that I think the cost is unjustified...they aren't a huge case retailer, so of course they have to charge a bit more.
I've run multi-GPU high-end cards for the last 10 years. I've spent a TONNE of money on cases over the years. What I really want to do is use Swifftech's new stuff, but it's not out yet.
I hate having to run added software to control fan speeds. I know it's possible, and yes, I can do it easily. But I feel that the cards should already do it. I mean..I disconnected all airflow into the case, made the cards heat up more...all they did was throttle more.. rather than increasing the fan speed over 50%...
So I gotta wait for what I really want, which is cooling not yet on the market...Edited by cadaveca - 4/24/14 at 10:56am