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 Post subject: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:11 am 
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Hello, this is my gaming rig, i play some games and do audio/video stuff. Preferably everything on ULTRA settings :) but i love a silent pc as well under load.
My case is the CoolerMaster Silencio 550, i'm using 4 Be Quiet! silent fans for airflow and a Silent Pro M2 720w for psu.

Thankgod this Ivy Bridge cpu for it's relative low heat and great power TDP of only 77 W. Also my new MSI GTX 660 is very power efficient with a TDP of only 140 W. Before this i had a Sapphire HD7870 which was also low power but i destroyed it after mounting a Arctic Acceloro universal gpu cooler that made my VRM's overheat... :(

In this video you can also hear almost no noise under cpu & gpu load <3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqS3_DOr4YA


http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/456468
http://www.3dmark.com/pcm7/597293
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6242531

Specs:
3770k 4.2Ghz
Asrock z77 extreme4
8GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 Mhz
MSI Twin Frozr GTX 660 x2 SLI
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Corsair Force GT 90GB SSD
Western Digital Green 2TB
DVDRW
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
4x Be Quiet Silent Wings fan
Cooler Master Silencio case
Cooler Master Silent Pro 720 psu

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:32 pm 
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62C temps on the GPUs under load. Nice - was that with the case door still open or closed? How much of a difference did the internal fan next to the gfx cards make on temp?

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Open, but if i close the panel temps go up to 70°c :) If i didn't had fans in this case i'm sure things would be much hotter

Some results

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6242531

Funny to see this with 32xAA and more :D
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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:17 am 
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Just wondering why anyone uses SLI while playing at 1080p. Are two GTX660 cheaper than a GTX670 or whats the reason behind your setup?


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:23 pm 
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mister_D wrote:
Open, but if i close the panel temps go up to 70°c :) If i didn't had fans in this case i'm sure things would be much hotter

70C isn't so bad. I would really think you can turn things down a bit and makes things quieter with only another 5C warmer. Afterall, 8 fans in a system is a lot!

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 pm 
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I went to the shop for a GTX 680 but they didn't had any in stock, and the price was 450 euro almost. Then i saw some benchmarks of GTX 660 SLI and it showed 20% more performance than a stock 680. Each 660 cost 205 euro, so double that and it's still cheaper than GTX 680. Besides, i never had SLI of Crossfire and i really wanted to do this and so far i don't have any regrets :)

And in the future i have plans to connect my pc to a 50"+ tv and i want smooth gameplay, that's also a big reason to go for SLI aka Overkill


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Added some high quality pictures


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:33 pm 
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mister_D wrote:
Before this i had a Sapphire HD7870 which was also low power but i destroyed it after mounting a Arctic Acceloro universal gpu cooler that made my VRM's overheat... :(



I thought the Arctic Acceloro guarantee your Sapphire HD7870 not to over heat? Does warranty covers anything?

Is it the Accelero S1 Plus that you use?

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/4 ... -plus.html


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