- Jul 19, 2008
- 1,160 (0.33/day)
|Processor||Intel i7 4790K|
|Motherboard||Asus Z97 Deluxe|
|Cooling||Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator 1866Mhz 4X4GB|
|Video Card(s)||Asus R290X|
|Storage||Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB/Samsung 840 Evo SSD 1TB|
|Audio Device(s)||Onboard Realtek|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX850|
|Software||Windows 10 x64|
The noise levels of the new DCII-cards are indeed disappointing. My build is optimized for low noise and I own a GTX570 DCII. I wanted to upgrade to a 7x0 card, but so far there have been none that I would call quiet, which is especially sad after seeing the phenomenally quiet GTX670 DCII.
Maybe Asus have optimised for cooling performance. Wizzards load test shows the card running 67 degrees. Even with overclocking, it stays about the same at 68 degrees so there is plenty of head room to adjust the fan speed down before you hit the 80 degree throttling point.