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lapino
02-05-11, 02:14 PM
I have a Gigabyte GTX570 with the stock cooler. Runs absolutely silent as long as I'm not gaming, but as soon as I'm into a game, the noise ramps up pretty fast with the GTX becoming the loudest part (by far) in my almost silent pc. Is this normal? Anything I can do about this?

Roadhog
02-05-11, 02:15 PM
Do you have good airflow in your case?

lapino
02-05-11, 02:25 PM
Well, not sure about that. It's an Antec Sonata III case, with a 120mm fan for the cpu. After about 5mins Furmark, temp is up to 89C, fan speed at 79%. Idle temp is around 70C, fan speed at around 55%.

Might be not enough airflow in my case, have considered getting a bigger case with one or two more 120mm fans.

jcrox
02-05-11, 02:43 PM
I set my fan speed manually to 55% and it's pretty quiet.

Haven't seen the temps hit 70c but I have pretty good air flow through my case... not sure about yours.

lapino
02-05-11, 02:49 PM
Could you possibly post a pic of your case? The inside of course :)

Madpistol
02-05-11, 03:54 PM
Well, not sure about that. It's an Antec Sonata III case, with a 120mm fan for the cpu. After about 5mins Furmark, temp is up to 89C, fan speed at 79%. Idle temp is around 70C, fan speed at around 55%.

Might be not enough airflow in my case, have considered getting a bigger case with one or two more 120mm fans.

It's your case. The Antec Sonata's aren't known for airflow. They're known for quiet computing.

You need a better case to fix this problem. Do you want a new case and have a budget set up?

lapino
02-05-11, 04:16 PM
Was thinking about antec p183. Better options?

jcrox
02-05-11, 04:35 PM
Try gaming with the side of your case off. If your temperatures are considerably lower (which I'm guessing they will be) you'll know for sure the problem lies there.

I'd post pictures of my set up but it's under construction for probably at least a week. I'll see if I can get my Q9400 set up in the case and post some pics and screen shots of temps later today.

Rollo
02-05-11, 04:53 PM
Well, not sure about that. It's an Antec Sonata III case, with a 120mm fan for the cpu. After about 5mins Furmark, temp is up to 89C, fan speed at 79%. Idle temp is around 70C, fan speed at around 55%.

Might be not enough airflow in my case, have considered getting a bigger case with one or two more 120mm fans.

Your first problem is you're using Furmark. I'm pretty certain you won't see those temps or fanspeeds playing any game that does not have the word "Crysis" or "Metro" in the title. (those will still be easier on your gpu than Furmark, but will be worst case for games)

The second is you have a small case built for silence, as others have noted. If you want to buy a good case for airflow you'll add fan noise there as well usually, so you trade one of the other to some extent. I like my Cosmos 1010 as a case with decent airflow, some sound insulation. I have a HAF932 with better airflow also, but it's louder.

"Pretty loud" depends on your perspective- the 570s aren't "loud" for high end cards. In general, the only high end cards that are quiet are watercooled or have elaborate aftermarket cooling.

Sazar
02-05-11, 05:10 PM
I have a Gigabyte GTX570 with the stock cooler. Runs absolutely silent as long as I'm not gaming, but as soon as I'm into a game, the noise ramps up pretty fast with the GTX becoming the loudest part (by far) in my almost silent pc. Is this normal? Anything I can do about this?

If the card gets warm, yes, it will have the fan ramp up a fair bit.

Using a 3'rd party item, such as EVGA's precision tool, you can change up the fan speeds at different temperatures.

The card is definitely audible when under load, but when I had mine, I never saw it hit those temperatures. I think the max I got to was 79C, and that was with Folding at Home running in the background all the time.

The card definitely is louder than my older 4870 and my current 580, but it should not be obtrusively so.

You might want to re-check your systems air-flow to help cool things down more and better. That's about all I can suggest. :)

Madpistol
02-05-11, 05:53 PM
How big or small do you want the case to be? Are you ok with a full tower, or do you want to stick to a mid-tower like you've got right now?

grey_1
02-05-11, 05:57 PM
Afterburner with fan profile. As long as you get your fan spinning 50-60% before temps climb to high, the noise level will stay lower.
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

http://i.imgur.com/RLWPF.jpg

lapino
02-05-11, 05:59 PM
With case open, when playing Lord of the Rings Online for about 1 hour: 78C / 56% fan speed

lapino
02-07-11, 10:24 AM
Are there any decent aftermarket coolers yet for the GTX570?

Madpistol
02-07-11, 12:30 PM
Are there any decent aftermarket coolers yet for the GTX570?

For that case, I wouldn't recommend an aftermarket solution. It will dump heat back into your case, and with a little cooling as you have, it would make your internal components even hotter than they are now. Just keep the stock cooler and let it exhaust most of the heat out of your system.

You need a new case before you think about getting an aftermarket cooler for your GPU.

lapino
02-07-11, 01:34 PM
I'm considering a new case, since this Antec Sonata does not allow an intake fan, so there's no way to get 'cool' air inside the case to let it pass through. Now, it only has a 120mm cpu fan, suck air into the cpu cooler and out to the back, with a 120mm fan sucking the air out + the GTX with a stock cooler.

Ninja Prime
02-08-11, 01:11 AM
I have a MSI GTX 570 with a Twin Frozr II on it coming tomorrow, I'll tell you how loud/hot that is, for comparison.

Muppet
02-08-11, 02:15 AM
You need a new case before you think about getting an aftermarket cooler for your GPU.

Agreed and with a descent Case, he probably won't need aftermarket cooling unless there is an issue with his heatsink/fan assembly.

I have a MSI GTX 570 with a Twin Frozr II on it coming tomorrow, I'll tell you how loud/hot that is, for comparison.

Nice. Let us know how you get on and post some pics of the cooling setup.

lapino
02-08-11, 02:52 AM
What case would you guys recommend? I was thinking about the Antec P183 v3. But maybe there are better options?

Muppet
02-08-11, 03:30 AM
What case would you guys recommend? I was thinking about the Antec P183 v3. But maybe there are better options?

Cases are such a personal thing. What suits you best. Maybe reads some online reviews to see if you like the case and it suits your needs.

There are other Cases around for the same sort of coin and look like they would cool better than the 183. Cases like the Coolermaster HAF922 and CM690. Both can fit extra Fans. Just to name a couple.

Madpistol
02-08-11, 09:59 AM
The one we got around that price point is the NZXT Phantom.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067&cm_re=nzxt_phantom-_-11-146-067-_-Product

Good number of fans, very quiet, no flashy window on the side, looks like a storm trooper :p , 5-channel fan controller, cable management, etc. Also, if you don't like white, they've got black and red versions too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068&cm_re=nzxt_phantom-_-11-146-068-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146066&cm_re=nzxt_phantom-_-11-146-066-_-Product


I know you're going for a non-flashy case, but this one is a very very good case for the money. It would keep all of your components very cool with ease, and it's silent from about 2 feet away. It has a couple of expansion slots for extra large cooling fans as well, so if it's not cool enough, you can make it cooler. :p

Anyway, that's my recommendation. :)

lapino
02-08-11, 10:18 AM
You guessed right that I'm more into a more conservative look. But I guess I'll definitely needs something with a nice intake fan, and possible a good sidefan too.

Madpistol
02-08-11, 10:32 AM
Then I'd say get the black version. It should blend in with the rest of your computer setup, and trust me when I say that people will compliment you on how sleek it looks. The fact that it has great cooling and a 5-channel fan controller at the top is a huge bonus.

The white and red ones are flashy. No doubt about that one. The black one is sleek and powerful looking, so that's my recommendation.


Here's another option:

LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112240)

Lian Li are considered the "Porsche" of computer cases. If you're going for conservative with great cooling, that's a wonderful case to get. It will beat the pants off the P183 for cooling performance. :)

lapino
02-08-11, 10:39 AM
Have to say the black version looks pretty ok, but I'm more impressed with the inside of the case. Is this a loud case, the last thing I want is even more loud fans than my current setup with 2x120mm fans (one Scythe, silent. One Antec, not so much).

Madpistol
02-08-11, 02:26 PM
Have to say the black version looks pretty ok, but I'm more impressed with the inside of the case. Is this a loud case, the last thing I want is even more loud fans than my current setup with 2x120mm fans (one Scythe, silent. One Antec, not so much).

If you're talking about the NZXT Phantom, It's very quiet. Like I said, from a couple feet away, it's inaudible when the fans are turned down to their lowest setting on the fan controller (assuming your CPU and PSU fans are the same way). The case panels are thick enough that they don't produce a lot of vibration or extraneous noise. It makes the system extremely quiet.