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Unless you're using 90mm fans the noise from case fans and coolers is negligible. The amount of noise these things make is up to you so it can be a quiet as you like. The only thing that's going to be making noise is the GPU and that totally depends on which card you get and what thermals you want.
If I go with a silent profile I can make it so I loose a little bit of GPU boost so my 1080 runs just under 2000mhz by keeping the fans from rising above an audible level (the default fan curve is already like this).
If your case is set up to efficiently remove heat from the GPU and CPU while having plenty of intake for both, there's really no need to run fans at full speed since they'll be moving enough air at lower speeds.
As always, how loud your rig sounds is totally up to you.
Plus all GPUs and motherboards offer a fan off setting so the fans aren't even running when idle (unless you want them to).
Originally Posted by SpeedyVT
If you're not doing extreme things to parts for the sake of extreme things regardless of the part you're not a real overclocker.
Originally Posted by doyll
The key is generally not which brands are good but which specific products are. Motherboards and GPUs are perfect examples of companies having everything from golden to garbage function/quality.
Asus Sabertooth Z97 MkII 2
16gb G.Skill Sniper 2400Mhz
2x Kingston v300 120gb RAID 0
Seasonic 620w M12 II EVO
Cooler Master 212 Evo
I have pretty lights.
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