I need cooling advice for this build that I now am planning possibly for Q1 or Q2 2011. Here is the build:
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
i7-950 (Planning to OC to 4.0GHz)
EVGA Superclocked GTX570 (in dual SLI)
Corsair HX1000W PSU
Corsair 800D Case
Those are the important parts, I plan on getting the highest RPM Noiseblocker fans for the case. You should be able to tell that I like to have rather low volume emissions. This CPU is known to run hot. And even with the G110 based counter part to the GTX470, two of these GTX570s would probably run hot and loud. What cooling should I use for this build? Should I use water cooling on my CPU and GPUs? I want under 20dB noise emission preferably and some kind of low heat emissions so in the summer my room can be bearable. Thanks in advance for your time.
First thing 20db is the sound of standing in the middle of nowhere at night time with practically no noise. You can't get that.
Decibels is a logorithmic scale. Every 10db increase is 10x as loud
Second any form of cooling is simply displacing heat. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Computer cooling typicall displaces heat directly into the room. Running liquid cooling won't make your room less hot, unfortunately. I know how you may feel about it because my room gets toasty in the summer too. I just stop overclocking.
The one of the quietest types of cooling is liquid. It requires multiple slow spinning fans to achieve the same heat dissipation as a super noisy setup. As said this won't make your room less hot. Unless you mount the radiator outside which is really really complicated.
I would look at one of those water cooling stickies first.
Thank you. I'll wait until the end of the day to choose the response that helped the most since this thread just started, but your reply helped a lot. However these Noiseblocker fans claim to produce only 21dB of noise at full speed (2000RPM I believe) I found them after looking at some of the builds that Origin produces.
Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ Shin Etsu TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($65 for the HS, $7 for TIM, $11 each for two PWM fans and $7 for a Y cable splitter).