AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC with GTX680

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Many readers already know about the SPCR-certified Quiet Gaming PC from AVADirect Custom Computer. This was by far the most 3D graphics capable PC we've certified. After the success of their first submission, AVADirect decided to send us an even more powerful PC, based on the same system as before, but with one major difference: An ASUS DirectCPU II OC GTX680 graphics card.

Here's a summary of the system components:

AVADirect Quiet Gaming System with GTX680
INTEL Core™ i7-3770K Quad-Core
CRUCIAL 16GB (4x4GB) Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR3 1866MHz SDRAM
Video Card
ASUS GTX680-DC20-2GD5 DirectCU II OC
Solid State Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
Hard Drive
WD 1.5TB Caviar® Green™ encased in
Smart Drive NEO Silent HDD Enclosure, 5.25"
Optical Drive
SONY AD-7280S Black 24x DVD±R/RW
NZXT H2 Classic Silent Black Mid-Tower
SEASONIC X-660 Power Supply
CPU Cooler
PROLIMATECH, Megahalems Rev. B w/ Dual 120mm NB SilentPro PL-1 Ultra Quiet Fan, Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
1 NB-SilentPro PK-1 140mm Ultra Quiet Case Fan
4 NB-SilentPro PL-1 120mm Ultra Quiet Case Fan
Standard Wiring: Precision Cable Routing & Tie-Down
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit w/ SP1
Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Ltd Parts & Labor)
As tested, Aug 2012: $2170

As the system is identical in almost every way to the previous sample from AVADirect, you can scan through that review for more details of the components. The star of the show is the single difference, the ASUS DirectCU II OC GTX680 graphics card, which ASUS claims is "20% cooler and 14 dB quieter" than the reference nVidia cooler. AVADirect felt this system was actually quieter than the previous one with the Gainward Phantom GeForce® GTX 560 Ti 2GB card.

The AVADirect Quiet Gaming System with GTX680 is housed in the NZXT H2 case.

Here's a shot of the interior from the side and below the bottom panel. The Megahalems heatsink with dual fans and the huge ASUS DirectCPU II OC GTX680 graphics card dominate the interior.

As in the first system, there are a total of 10 fans in the system, all carefull speed reduced and controlled to minimize noise while providing good cooling..

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