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    PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    Core i7-6700K and GeForce GTX 1080 in a curved 34in all-in-one.
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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    Is it a deal breaker? That depends entirely on how often you wear headphones, but in our experience, noise output, emphasised by the close proximity of the fans, is a tad too high for comfort. Would the fan run much quieter if the processor was swapped from the 91W Core i7-6700K to, say, a 65W Core i5-6500? That's a good question.
    Surely you possibly have a 6700 (non K that is also lower wattage), and/or a 6500 around the offices?

    It would be great to find if the 6700K's extra power is what is potentially ruining this. Considering its not even overclocked!?

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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    For what it is its just to expensive worth no more than £1000
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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    For what it is its just to expensive worth no more than £1000
    Tom G
    Are you commenting on the right review? The GPU and CPU alone total £1000, without having a complete system, or even the monitor included?

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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim0n View Post
    Is it a deal breaker? That depends entirely on how often you wear headphones, but in our experience, noise output, emphasised by the close proximity of the fans, is a tad too high for comfort. Would the fan run much quieter if the processor was swapped from the 91W Core i7-6700K to, say, a 65W Core i5-6500? That's a good question.
    Surely you possibly have a 6700 (non K that is also lower wattage), and/or a 6500 around the offices?

    It would be great to find if the 6700K's extra power is what is potentially ruining this. Considering its not even overclocked!?
    Which matters why? The 6700K has fully tunable multipliers and turbo/non-turbo power budgets. Set the 6700K to the same TDP and clockspeeds of a 6500 = done. There's zero advantage of a 6500, arguably the 6700K would be more efficient while downclocked, yet retains full flexibility to turbo if you want it to. Could easily be offered as a build-time option given it's a full-size socketed CPU.

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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    With the type of fan used for the cpu cooling arrangement, your gonna get a lot of noise when its hot.

    The fan is what, 60-70mm?

    But one thing that could be improved on, is having venting over the fan itself so its not just dragging air around the case and then force it through the cooler. Have a vented section right above it to allow cooler air more directly into the cooler funnel.

    It might make it run cooler and quieter, or it might make it just a few decibels louder. But at the point where it becomes an issue, whats 2dB when you'll have the sound from your game/video playing over the top of that.

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    Re: PC Specialist Fusion Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by ChewieJ View Post
    With the type of fan used for the cpu cooling arrangement, your gonna get a lot of noise when its hot.

    The fan is what, 60-70mm?

    But one thing that could be improved on, is having venting over the fan itself so its not just dragging air around the case and then force it through the cooler. Have a vented section right above it to allow cooler air more directly into the cooler funnel.

    It might make it run cooler and quieter, or it might make it just a few decibels louder. But at the point where it becomes an issue, whats 2dB when you'll have the sound from your game/video playing over the top of that.
    Well if you go to the configurator on PC Specialist's website, you have the option of using the stock Intel retail boxed cooler instead :-P

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