Quiet gaming desktop

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  1. mattstermh

    mattstermh Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been out of the desktop world for 10+ years, so forgive my ignorance.

    I only play counter-strike GO and I would like to have a constant 120+fps at max settings on a desktop that doesn't output a tremendously annoying noise. Would I best off building my own (I really don't have time for that these days) or are there specific models/towers I should look for?

    I'm trying to keep it under $900
     
  2. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I would go with a Fractal Design case and Noctua fans. The case is well designed and the fans are exceptionally quiet for the amount of air they move.
     
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    JAY8387 Notebook Consultant

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    have a look here
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/

    if you can, i would always recommend building your own
    but i you go for pre-built the whole system will come with a warranty

    also id look into water cooling (means you can run fans slower = less noise)
    sorry didn't see you budget ignore the water-cooling

    im gona be difficalt now & ask you questions :p
    1. what else other than CSGO? what settings? what fps?
    2. what else do you intend to use the computer for?
    3. are you ok with used parts?
    4. do you need a copy of windows?
    5. do you need a mouse/keyboard/monitor/ect is this included in budget?
    6. what resolution?
    7. do you want to overclock?
     
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  4. mattstermh

    mattstermh Notebook Evangelist

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    1. Just CSGO - 120FPS, and I'm not looking for the FPS to drop when in smoke
    2. Basically, just CSGO
    3. Sure
    4. No
    5. No, I have everything else (all peripherals)
    6. Doesn't matter
    7. Not necessarily, if it runs at 120FPS consistently.
     
  5. JAY8387

    JAY8387 Notebook Consultant

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    so I assume you have a 1080p monitor?

    also what country are you in? I assume the USA but not sure
    any particular retailer that you would like to avoid?
    do you care about having a pretty pc/ a case with a window?
     
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    Any desktop case with this 900$ is good, what's important is the GPU. A strong GPU will run Cs go quiet.
     
  7. mattstermh

    mattstermh Notebook Evangelist

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    I have a 1680x1050 and a 1080p monitor.

    I dont care for the look of the case.
    And yes i am in the USA
     
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    CS:GO's graphics are pretty dated. is that game even that demanding?

    go grab a used watercooled 980 Ti or something and just build your system around that.
     
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    CSGO isn't super demanding but for High settings at a constant 120FPS, you need some top gear.
     
  10. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    980ti is more than enough.. Even a 1070 should be fine!
     
  11. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Isn't 1070 more powerful than 980Ti?

    Anyway, even my 970 holds stable 120 FPS (I have it locked in console). Don't remember noticing any drops.
     
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