So I've been putting together a nice new build for my brother, with the following (desirable) specs:
-Fractal Design Define R5
-Asus Z170 Maximus Ranger VIII
-(overclocked) Intel i5-6600K
-Corsair Vengeance 2x4 GB DDR4 3000Mhz (CMK8GX4M2B3000C15R)
-Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH edition
-Arctic MX-4 paste
-(overclocked) non-reference GTX 780.
There will be no need for Crossfire or SLI.
I still have a maximum of 100 euros exactly for the PSU.
I would like to be able to overclock this beast (say max. 1 ghz) and overclock the videocard as well. All based on air cooling, so I don't expect it to reach it's voltage limitations.
Based on a PSU tier list from Tomshardware (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
), I made a lot of deductions and considerations based on budget, availability, size and functionality and these are the options I was left with:
-Cooler Master V650s (tier 2) (gold)
-XFX Pro Series 650W XXX Edition (tier 1) (bronze)
Now my question: which one of these has the best fan profile/sound production? I am asking this here because after a lot of searching on the internet I just couldn't really find a good article where this was discussed for the above products. Maybe you guys have some experience? Ideally, I'm going for less than 30 db(A) on idle and less than 40 db(A) on load. (1m away)