Hello ! I am looking to build a PC for work in Blender and some CAD programs.
I will not be overclocking.
I am set to buying a x79 board for quad channel support to go with the intel i7 3820. I will be using a 16 Gb quad channel kit. For CPU cooling I thought about using the Corsair h70 radiator liquid cooling as it offers no fans and I can choose to put two ( most likely Noctua NF-F12 PWM ). I know it might be overkill but I like the way it isolates the CPU heat from the rest of the case.
For storage I will be using a single 180 SSD. I will not be adding any HDDs so front intake will be greatly favored.
For Graphics cards I plan to have two in my system. The first one I will be adding is a Qutro fx3700 1GB ( found one at 100 E ). In October I will add two GTX 580 ( or something better ) for GPU rendering in cycles. One will replace the quadro.
I will be using a 1200 W Corsair AX1200 GOLD PSU so I will be set for future builds.
I have been looking at a number of different cases :
HAF series - 912 - XM - X. Kinda big for what I need no ?
ANTEC - SOLO 2 - So far my favorite. I love the way the PSU is mounted up.
So what do you guys think ? would 2 GTX 580 go well in this case with the configuration above ?
I was thinking it might work well in this case because the front intake is not obstructed by storage bays ( the SSD is mounted on the side panel vertically ). So two 120 mm Noctua NF-F12 PWM in the front will push air for the 2 gpus at maximum a number of 55CFM at 22.4 DB. I think that is sufficient.
I aim for my system to be as quiet as possible in idle because it will sit in the room I sleep in and I don’t want to be disturbed.
So what do you think ?