Slightly OTT in terms of just audio related, but I've got a potential
problem with my DAW.
I run a 64-bit Windows 7, Core i7 3.0gHz with 24Gb RAM.
While it's a great machine for audio I also use it to run Adobe software, After Effects,
Premiere, Photoshop, etc., for work purposes.
Having upgraded to Adobe CS6
recently, some of the new functions, i.e. ray traced 3D extrusions for example, really
require a proper GPU 3D graphics card like a Quadro of Nvidia GTX card to work properly at
all. It's unusable at present. They are probably very noisy though, considering the dual
fan designs and increased heat generation.
Are they going to be too noisy for
audio work ?
So my question is this, if I get a card like this, is it going to
effectively run in "idle mode" when running my sound apps, i.e., will I still be able to
record / mix in a relatively quiet environment or is this GFX card going to undo all my
hard work in terms of sourcing suitably quiet components, case fans, fanless GFX card,
fanless CPU heatsync, insulated case, etc. ?
Moving the PC is not an option
Any advice in terms of CUDA GFX cards, noise levels or replacing
uber GFX card stock fans would be greatly appreciated. I don't know much about this stuff