Originally Posted by pnkspdr
well I think I will go with the ASUS DirectCUII one since its supposed to cool better with less noise. It's pretty huge but my case can handle it
On Tuesday I will be able to compare the noise levels of the GTC580 Lightning to the Asus DCII that I have on my 570, which is the same cooler as on the 580, for you. Even before I do the direct first hand comparison though I can already tell you that if you are looking for quiet then the Asus DCII will not disappoint you, it's incredibly quiet. In the mean time here is one of my favorite review site's measurements of the noise levels of both cards MSI Lightning
and Asus DCII
, I should note that even though TPU has the Lightning listed as louder than the reference I believe I have seen other reviews that say it is a little bit quieter than the reference design, I just don't remember where I say them and TPU is my go to review site 90% of the time.
EDIT: I'm the slowest typer out of the five people watching this thread right now
LOL flipping Edited by juano - 5/22/11 at 12:39am