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by TechSergeant
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC
Replies: 18
Views: 10649

Re: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC

I recently upgraded to this card from MSi GTX570 Twin Frozr II and this card by comparison is VERY noisy. There is a some kind of mid-frequency bearing noise that is transmitted directly into my computer case and has made my system considerably more noisy. I was originally going to buy the 670 Dire...
by TechSergeant
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

How were case fans controlled? Was CPU fan PWM, were case fans running at fixed speed or controlled by motherboard? ASUS' handy little Fan Xpert 2 utility lets you set manual or automated fan control parameters. The BIOS is the easiest no-fail option. Utilities can sometimes crash or maybe somethin...
by TechSergeant
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

I'm curious about mounting metod of case fans: metal screws or silicon grommets? They use standard fan screws at the moment. However, they have tried a few different options including rubber stand offs of sorts which unfortunately tend to all dry out over time. Some climates cause them to turn brit...
by TechSergeant
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17308

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Think what they could achieve (in low noise), if they started to use third-party video card coolers. But I guess that's not feasible for them eh :) The problem with 3rd party is validation and warranty. Puget has to use what's available mainly since NVIDIA card partners have to validate and/or prov...