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Quiet Ivy Bridge

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May 10, 2012 2:38:15 PM

With the launch of the new ivy bridge processors I have decided its time to update my Yorkfield (q8400). I am looking for a quiet build,but I also want some good performance out of it. I use my pc for gaming (nba 2k12,fifa 12,Guild wars 2 when it finally comes out,MW3,etc),youtube,web,full hd movies,convert video for ipad and iphone,also stream video off it.

Parts I already have
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PSU: Corsair AX750
Cooling: Corsair H60 (Getting 2 noctua nf-f12 in push/pull)
GPU: MSI gtx 560ti OC
SSD: Samsung 830 128gb sata 3

What I will buy
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-Case: Corsair 550D or Fractal Design Define r3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=63334

-HDD: 3TB drive no preference

-Ram: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-MoBo: Asus p8z77-v pro or Asus Sabertooth z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-CPU: i5 3750K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Notes
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-Dont know if I will OC depends on the temps I will get.
-What fans do you guys recommend for the case with good noise/performance.
-Thanks for any recomendations and the prices are not the ones from the links just for reference.


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May 10, 2012 2:46:18 PM

You should be able to OC with ease with this build. For fans, since you alreaedy have the CPU cooler, you could probably spend a bit more on the case fans to make sure they are qiuet. not sure about the MSI fan though, i thought i heard it was a bit loud. for the case fans i hear Cougar vortex are generally just as quiet or quieter than normal fans but have double or triple RPM....
May 10, 2012 2:51:31 PM

I am planning on changing the case fans,especially if I get the corsair fans,because they are normally on the loud side. Also I am going with an asus board because of fan xpert 2 that lets you customize all the case fans and cpu fan. Since the case wont have a window I am not worried about the noctua colors either,find them a little pricey but if they are the best I will pay the price.
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May 10, 2012 3:28:03 PM

this doesn't really go into "quietness" of the build but i suggest getting a modular power supply so if you want corsair it will be the HX series another good product is Seasonic power supplies as they tend to be more on the quiet side.

now what this will do is have better airflow in the system as you want "quietness" you will need to be organized fort he wiring to get the best airflow so it will not make the case perform less when you put in all of these extras in.
May 10, 2012 4:42:13 PM

The Msi fans can be controlled to lower fan speed to low with the MSI afterburner software. Any opinions on the Gelid Solutions 12 TC fans
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