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Looking for new case

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by smogsy, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. smogsy

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    Hi all

    any case recommendations

    currently have a fractal Design Midi C

    Problem:
    Temperatures are Bit high on the GPU (79C-80C) for a 1080TI, & increasing the Fans increases noise

    so looking for something with better airflow but still quiet

    Dont care about:
    Glass
    RGB

    Need
    ATX
    Slience
    Airflow

    Budget £500
     
  2. peahead

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  3. Spudgun

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  4. JediFragger

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  5. smogsy

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    its pretty much the exact same case i have now, apart from storage options..
    any other ideas?

    current testing different fan speeds, was running at 300rpm now running at 500rpm
     
  6. peahead

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  7. andicole0

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    Have you run the PC with sides off to make sure the case is the actual problem?
    Andi.
     
  8. smogsy

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    Running the fan slow for ultra quiet noise results in High Gpu Temps, (manily due to not much pressure.)

    However the CPU is running at 45C in say GTA V. @ 4K where as the GPU is running high 79c/80C cranking the GPU Fan fixes that bug of course then its not quiet.

    This is why ive increased the Fans by 200rpm to see how much affect it makes.
     
  9. andicole0

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    Whats the ambient temp like, it may be that the PC is not located well enough for cool air to circulate.
    Andi.
     
  10. smogsy

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    lol sorry thatss funny

    anywhere from 5c - 19c

    the 200rpm extra helped the GPu little average 75-78C now
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  11. JediFragger

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    If silence is key @smogsy and you don't want to go full w/c then def look into getting a Hybrid Ti. I did and it's fantastic (guy took my Aorus Ti in part-ex for it, which helped!) :)
     
  12. smogsy

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    well silence is key + temps of course but from my research hybrids are louder due to pump?

    currently have a Aorus Ti Extreme
     
  13. JediFragger

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    No man, no issue at all with my MSI Seahawk. Really really pleased with it, and will go nothing but w/c or hybrids in the future! :cool:
     
  14. smogsy

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    been doing some testing

    Define c with front panel - 75C GPU
    Define C no front - (with Mesh on) - 70C
    Define C without Mesh (bare front 67C

    so meshify C might be a good bet