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Quietest GTX 780?

Poll Results: Which 780? Silence is a priority.

 
  • 33% (3)
    Asus DirectCU II OC
  • 11% (1)
    MSI Lightning
  • 11% (1)
    Gigabyte Windforce GHz Edition
  • 44% (4)
    EVGA Classified
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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
This is a follow up from this thread, I decided I'll get some more advice if I make separate threads for each part:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1480774/building-a-silent-rig-hows-it-looking/0_30

The title kinda says it all, so far I've narrowed it down to these but feel free to suggest more.

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Twin Frozr OC 3GB - £378.94
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 3GB - £399.96
Asus GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC - £399.99

If they are quiet I will also consider the MSI Lightning and EVGA Classified I'm assuming they aren't as quiet as the cards above.

Any advice is appreciated. smile.gif
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a broken one? biggrinsmiley.gif
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post #3 of 23
The lightning is surprisingly quiet, I have one here with me and it's pretty much inaudible until super high fan speeds.
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I've decided I want a backplate as well. So I think that rules out the MSI Twin Frozr. So Asus DCU II vs Gigabyte Windforce?
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post #5 of 23
Asus for sure.


Lightning comes with a backplate too and beats both cards easily.
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I've been getting mixed feedback. You say the Asus is quieter which some reviews agree with, then other people say the Gigabyte is quieter which other reviews agree with.

Both are good companies, both have backplates... ergh. Decisions.
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post #7 of 23
Just to throw my 2 cents in there, I vote for the ASUS. I had tried some of the GTX 670 DCII cards and they were absolutely silent. I would be willing to bet that the 780s would be the same.

Unfortunately I have no experience with the Gigabyte coolers so I can offer no help on that aspect.

Also, if you ultimately decide that a backplate is unnecessary, then my vote changes to the MSI card. I own one and it is definitely more quiet than the Classified. Now I haven't overclocked it, and haven't found it necessary to adjust the fan profile either. At full load it is inaudible compared to my Fractal Design R2 140mm fans at 7v.
    
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post #8 of 23
I'm happy with my windforce, I really don't notice the noise of the other components. In fact most of the noise is from my CPU, I have a corasir h60 unit with two 120mm fans Ina push pull. I don't notice the 780 over the processor fans.
post #9 of 23
the classified acx cooler isnt the quietest of coolers, though it does hang in there with the veteran coolers such as the twin frozr or dcu2, but the performance it offers outweighs its slightly louder fan, as well as having the strongest pcb out of all the cards (ties with the msi lightning)


but if its down to the gigabyte and asus card for you, id for sure go for the asus.
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post #10 of 23
I guess it comes down to personal preference. In terms of overclocking, the ASUS would be better if you ask me. But not to say gigabyte cards can't overclock well either.
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