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by Eelco1985
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

Another good point about the empty slot between the cards; I think thats something to weight in if I want to keep these things cool with minimal RPM. I see no reason why 16/16/x with 1+2/4+5/7+8 layout would not be possible, but it appears I am missing something, because Ive checked all boards of al...
by Eelco1985
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

LM741C: thanks for the chassis advice. Do you know of any argument to believe the Cosmos is quieter than the FT02? I checked some previews of the TJ11, and yeah, it looks awesome, but I dont think I can justify that expense :) There is much about the 700D that I love; except for the price, accountin...
by Eelco1985
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

Thanks man, thats some quality and relevant empirical data youve got there; just what I was looking for. FT02 WTF!. Good point about the slots. To explain my plan in more detail: I want to get the cheapest Fermi for development and testing, then buy two top of the line cards in a year or so when I h...
by Eelco1985
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

Cordis: do you have your dual GPU's in a FT02, or some other case? Ill probably be sharing a room with another PhD student, so ill be at the mercy of his hardware and annoying habits anyway. Im not aiming for inaudible; a smooth background whitenoise is fine with me. And I could schedule most seriou...
by Eelco1985
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

IMO, air is still preferred for going as quiet as possible, and going with water adds a lot of hassle. People in the WC section of the forum might argue otherwise. :) That said, modern Nvidia chips are hard to cool and the mounting patterns are not supported by a lot of aftermarket heatsinks. Depen...
by Eelco1985
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Silent Scientific Computing

Ok, some evolutions of my thought over another few hours of furious googling: I just found out about the CoolIt OMNI, and how well it matches with the Corsair 700D and its three 120mm blowholes. Thats definitely a killer solution; simple, scalable, effective, and not even outrageously expensive; tho...
by Eelco1985
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Scientific Computing
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Silent Scientific Computing

Hi all, I am tasked with building a desktop PC for scientific computing. Ill be doing everything on the monster for the coming 4 years, from GPGPU programming to the proverbial checking of my email. The challenge: I am eyeing a sexy 980X and two high end Fermi's. And, I hate noise. Here are the ther...