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 Post subject: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:07 am 
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Hey,
I wanted to share my gaming build with you guys.

My Specs:
i2500K not overclocked but undervolted @Megahalem (1x Scythe Sliptstream @5V (or 7V can't remember actually))
Asus P8P67
2x 4Gb Mushkin Ram
Sparkle Calibre X580 (modded the bios so the fan is not audible)
Asus Xonar D1
2x Intel X-25M 80Gb SSD
Seasonic X650W

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As you can see I only run 2 fans total. 1 as CPU fan and 1 case fan. Both are Scythe Slipstream @5V (maybe the CPU fan runs at 7V but I can't remember atm). The GTX580 is awesome after I modded the bios. It wouldn't run below 60% fan speed as factory standard. I have set it to 20% which is below the buzz noise of my 2x Dell 27" monitors. I also removed the front door from the case and cut out all the fan grills. In the near future I'll replace the 2x SSDs with 1 larger so I can get rid of some cables.
Overall I rly like it since there is more than enough power to power my monitors and play on highest details. I would rly like a motherboard with a good built in soundcard so I can save some space but apparently there are none.


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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:27 am 
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Very nice computer, its a Sparkle Calibre x580 right? Not a Gigabyte.
Btw the aftercooler is the best that you can find (Artic Accelero XTREME Plus), this graphic card is really powerfull and expensive too :-)
Do you think that your PSU can handle a SLI of 580 or 460?

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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:43 pm 
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stupid me :mrgreen: ofc it is the Sparkle Calibre gonna change that right now. About the SLI stuff I honestly have no idea. I also dunno what you rly need a SLI of GTX580 for. I run 2x 27" monitors with a resolution of 2560x1440. Can play Crysis 2 at max details without problems so I don't see a reason for SLI^^ But nevertheless the Seasonic X series is also available in 850W afaik. So that should be enough


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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:04 am 
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My sparkle x580 comes today actually :). How did you mod the bios? Via Nibitor? What rpm does 20% show up as?
Nice build!


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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:10 pm 
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I read the Bios with GPUZ and I modded it with nibitor iirc. The 20% was just a value that was quieter than the buzz of my monitor so I used that. THe temps are quite okay as well. Something like 47° or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:11 am 
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I've had my Sparkle 580 for a while. I modded the bios to 0% min fan and 85% max.
My fan profile has the fans spin down @ idle (idles 40-50c) which is anything under 7%. Once it hits 55c it spins to 7% which starts spinning the first fan over the memory which has no heatsinks (but they barely get warm even under load). Max i set the fans is 37% @ 85c but it never gets that hot even under artificial load and high ambients.
I love the AXP cooler it's amazing. With 4 fans @ 500rpm in the dead of the night I can't hear the AXP @ 7% it's only barely audible @ 20% and gets what i'd consider loud around 50-60%. Even the default 40% is managable.
I might just get another one :)


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 Post subject: Re: Antec P182, GTX 580, gaming build - Silent
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:31 am 
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Thanks for the information, the cooler is just great.

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Mobo : MSI P67A-G45 RAM : 1x4go G.Skill Ripjaws
GPU : GeForce GTX 460 OC, 1 Go, Gigabyte ( stock 715/1430/1800 @ 850/1700/2050)
SSD & HDD : Vertex Series & 3xWD20EARS
Case : Fractal Design R3 PSU : Enermax PRO87+ 600W
Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller
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