Nearly Silent Corsair R300

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PeterG
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Nearly Silent Corsair R300

Post by PeterG » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:47 pm

Go this pc through a friend and did quite alot of modifications to it. The computer is Farly quite, im looking into buying a new gpu cooler since the stock cooler on the gtx660 card is far to noisy.

Spec:
MSI B75MA-P45
Intel i7 2700@ 4GHz (idle:30-33 degrees, 100% 59-61 (prime95 for 30 min))
Crucial 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Gainward gtx 660ti
Noctua nh-u12p se2
2xNexus basic series 12cm fans @ 7v
ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel fan controller
Corsair Force 60GB SSD
2TB WD Green
Silverpower 500w psu
Akasa silencing mats (top and mb tray, hdds and so on)

Extras:
Klipsch Pro Media ultra 2
Logitech G5
Microsoft Sidewinder x6
Samsung p2350

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Abula
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Re: Nearly Silent Corsair R300

Post by Abula » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:46 pm

The best aftermarket cooler out there is Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler, but for sure is an overkill for a GTX660ti, that said you probably can cool it with fans spinning so low that will be inaudible under load, but its a big cooler that probably wont fit the R300, i couldnt find the height the case can fit.

Artic cooling has a a lot of coolers, Artic Accelero Extreme III is their top end aftermarket cooler, but also an overkill for a GTX660ti, they also offer other models, like Accelero Twin Turbo II, but i dont see the GTX660ti as supported, as many others, you could write to them.

Another alternative, if you could sell your GTX660ti, is to get another the GPU, a MSI GTX760 N760 should be more powerful and by the reviews its gotten, seems a very quiet gpu.

PeterG
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Re: Nearly Silent Corsair R300

Post by PeterG » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:50 am

Abula wrote:The best aftermarket cooler out there is Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler, but for sure is an overkill for a GTX660ti, that said you probably can cool it with fans spinning so low that will be inaudible under load, but its a big cooler that probably wont fit the R300, i couldnt find the height the case can fit.

Artic cooling has a a lot of coolers, Artic Accelero Extreme III is their top end aftermarket cooler, but also an overkill for a GTX660ti, they also offer other models, like Accelero Twin Turbo II, but i dont see the GTX660ti as supported, as many others, you could write to them.

Another alternative, if you could sell your GTX660ti, is to get another the GPU, a MSI GTX760 N760 should be more powerful and by the reviews its gotten, seems a very quiet gpu.
I have now bougth the http://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/products/coo ... -plus.html Accelero Mono Plus Gpu. The computer is now truely silent.

PeterG
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Re: Nearly Silent Corsair R300

Post by PeterG » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:49 pm

This computer case is now history.
Got a new one from a friend.

Check out the build of two Silverstone TJ08-E here:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=67034&p=581598#p581598

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