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I currently own a MSI GTX980Ti 6G with an Accelero IV installed. Keeps the card quiet but adds a LOT of bulk making the card difficult to install in an SLI setup. So I'm looking for a replacement which looks good, can be used in SLI (so no 3 slots) but (most importantly) will not add more noise than what I have now. The stock cooler on the MSI was *WAY* too loud for me.

Any advice?
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I currently own a MSI GTX980Ti 6G with an Accelero IV installed. Keeps the card quiet but adds a LOT of bulk making the card difficult to install in an SLI setup. So I'm looking for a replacement which looks good, can be used in SLI (so no 3 slots) but (most importantly) will not add more noise than what I have now. The stock cooler on the MSI was *WAY* too loud for me.

Any advice?
bad news.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1579566/pclab-9-non-reference-980-tis-tested-power-draw-noise-temperatures
980Ti's are generally very hot and noisy since they're powerful. If you actually heard the three fan versions you'd go back to that MSI.
That's why there are several CLC'd versions like EVGA Hybrid or MSI SeaHawk
I guess the MSI Ligthning will be quiet with a custom fan profile.
Edited by Klocek001 - 11/7/15 at 4:17am
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So I'd be better off staying with the Accelero IV then? Works fine, but damn it looks ugly (windowed case) AND it's very large making SLI impossible.
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I don't mean to be rude or anything, but what do you consider "too loud", I have the Gigabyte 980ti G1 gaming installed and it is without a doubt the quietest thing in my system, even at full load running 73C @ 61% fanspeed I still don't hear it (my SP120's with the resistors installed create more noise and they are damn near silent, hell I am pretty sure that my magnetic drives are noisier than this card)
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Well, I'm very sensitive to sound (both due to a condition and just, well, it's me) and I have my pc setup to be as quiet as possible. (my current build : https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yynnTW). I use very low noise fans and coolers in my system. In fact, when I put my fancontroller to the lowest setting, my 4tb HDD emits more noise with the spinning platters then the casefans. When gaming, I usually put the fans at medium speed which is still very very quiet (Silent Wings 2 140mm's). When I used the MSI 6G with stock coolers, as soon as the fans went over 50% they were louder than anything in my system, at 65%+ it just annoyed me (mind I'm trying to keep it VERY quiet). The Accelero IV is doing a very good job, and the fans can be heard faintly when under load but they are just a tad louders than the casefans at medium, so ok. So I guess there are no stock coolers as quiet as the Accelero IV then?

On a side note, just to clarify, I'm hearing impaired at one side, which somehow makes me very sensitive to all sorts of fan noise. On top of that, my pc is in the living room so loud fans are a no for other members. Using headphones is impossible for me too (trust me, I hate myself for this).
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There might also be some hybrid models that are quiet or an after market closed loop water system for the GPU, those are a thing now. With a radiator, you can choose your own fan. This would add cost of course.
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Well, I'm very sensitive to sound (both due to a condition and just, well, it's me) and I have my pc setup to be as quiet as possible. (my current build : https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yynnTW). I use very low noise fans and coolers in my system. In fact, when I put my fancontroller to the lowest setting, my 4tb HDD emits more noise with the spinning platters then the casefans. When gaming, I usually put the fans at medium speed which is still very very quiet (Silent Wings 2 140mm's). When I used the MSI 6G with stock coolers, as soon as the fans went over 50% they were louder than anything in my system, at 65%+ it just annoyed me (mind I'm trying to keep it VERY quiet). The Accelero IV is doing a very good job, and the fans can be heard faintly when under load but they are just a tad louders than the casefans at medium, so ok. So I guess there are no stock coolers as quiet as the Accelero IV then?

On a side note, just to clarify, I'm hearing impaired at one side, which somehow makes me very sensitive to all sorts of fan noise. On top of that, my pc is in the living room so loud fans are a no for other members. Using headphones is impossible for me too (trust me, I hate myself for this).

Ah, ok that clears it up, I was under the assumption that you were participating in "I want it to be dead silent because" mindset.

Have you tried a custom fan-curve on the stock cooler (sacrifice temps for noise, I believe that the 980ti can run at 80c without throttling?)
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post #8 of 18
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Yep tried that, might see if find the time/urge to reinstall the stock cooler and see what a custom fan profile does with better paste (got AS4 in house). Or maybe I just need to leave the Accelero IV on it and wait for Pascal to go SLI smile.gif
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Yep tried that, might see if find the time/urge to reinstall the stock cooler and see what a custom fan profile does with better paste (got AS4 in house). Or maybe I just need to leave the Accelero IV on it and wait for Pascal to go SLI smile.gif

If I may ask, why do you want to SLI, the 980ti should be enough for 1440p?
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post #10 of 18
for 1440p 60hz one OC'd 980ti is plenty. If you really wanna go SLI I'd try to find out if your 750W PSU is enough just to be sure.
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