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May 21, 2012, 06:54:26 AM
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Well i built my miner a little over a year ago out of old components i bought off friends and 2 5870's.  I am now sick of the case i have.  I keep the side panel off at all times to help with airflow.  As you can imagine this gets somewhat loud.  The case I have been looking at is the rosewill thor v2 seen here at newegg.  

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

I am wondering if anyone has experience with this tower at all and if i can expect it to be quieter than my current setup.  I figure airflow should be decent with all those fans and that they will be quiet because they are all large.  Plus its not too flashy which i consider a plus.  I also am interested in this case because of the number of expansion slots.  I am considering upgrading to the 7970s and this case should be able to house 3 comfortably (I would not consider running more than 3). If I did decide to run 3 cards, how large of a PSU should I consider.  Can I get by with an 1000W power supply, or should I look at something closer to 1200?
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May 21, 2012, 08:49:32 AM
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For most, this will be a huge improvement as a case for cooling your components.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4648/rosewill-thor-v2-the-god-of-cooling-and-silence/5

It however should not be described as a quiet one. Even on low you are looking at 40db+, high it obviously starts to go up.
Sure their are worse out there and the case it self is not the only cause of noise (not in that test), but for most users, so it is something to consider.
If you are after quiet case, check the reviews and look into cases which can boast noise figures that is nearer to 30db or just replace the fans on a case you like that are designed to be really quiet nearer to 20db each.

Do I have a good suggestion for you. Not an exact one, I've always been a fan of Zalman for quiet tech, without knowing your specific needs that is all I can say.

It is an impressive case you'll like it. It could even be an improvement over the one you own for noise, but you'll also want to quiet down other parts of your PC with new heat sink+fan for processors, anti-vibration kits for loud hard disks etc.

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May 21, 2012, 04:12:19 PM
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You neglect to mention what exactly dominates the noise in your current setup. Is closing the case cover an acceptable reduction in noise, or merely one that is tolerable?

My guess the dominant noise is your GPU fans. In that case, I'm not sure a case with a huge hole in the side for a fan is a good option as all that sound will just leak through.

I can only think of one option which is water-cooling with HUGE external radiator but you're not going to like the cost. However if you're upgrading to 7970s, then water-cooling is actually a pretty smart choice since the lowered temperatures actually results in significant power savings at the 28nm node. See this thread.

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May 21, 2012, 04:27:35 PM
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I can only think of one option which is water-cooling with HUGE external radiator but you're not going to like the cost.
Nope!
Make sure your case have good airflow, so your vga dont suck the hot system air. In Result your vga fan will reduce speed and of course noise. The more experiance Users can create a better Fansetting to improve the noiselevel of the vga with afterburner for example.

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May 21, 2012, 04:40:48 PM
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Make sure your case have good airflow, so your vga dont suck the hot system air. In Result your vga fan will reduce speed and of course noise. The more experiance Users can create a better Fansetting to improve the noiselevel of the vga with afterburner for example.

I have water-cooling and 3x 7970s and I can tell you even with a large quad 480 mm radiator I am already quite bothered by the noise. An air-cooled setup of 7970s will drive you insane, no matter what fan settings you use.

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May 22, 2012, 10:25:46 AM
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I have a hard time sleeping w/o hearing a fan of some sort going....

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May 23, 2012, 06:23:04 PM
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whats a case?


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May 23, 2012, 07:55:48 PM
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http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2988&product_name=HAF%20X
This one is pretty nice. It has a giant 23mm Front Fan and a 20mm Side Fan. I prefer it next for my 2. system.

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