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I'm looking for a quiet graphics card and I saw this Gigabyte HD6870 Windforce 3, so I was wondering

1: Is it a good cooling system?
2: Is it quiet?
3: If not, what are better choises?

Thanks
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Ive had to return 2 gtx 580's because the fans weren't making the right noise. I would recommend an other cooling solution
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MSI's Twin Frozr cooling solution is supposed to be pretty quiet, they have a Twin Frozr II version of the HD 6870 that you may want to take a look at.
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Originally Posted by Satin View Post
I'm looking for a quiet graphics card and I saw this Gigabyte HD6870 Windforce 3, so I was wondering

1: Is it a good cooling system?
2: Is it quiet?
3: If not, what are better choises?

Thanks
1. Cooling system is excellent.

2. If the 6870 SOC version is quiet (which it is; see reviews http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/gigab...d_6870_1gb_soc and http://hardocp.com/article/2011/05/2...eo_card_review ) then the 6870 Windforce is basically the same.

3. MSI 6870 Hawk would be the other competition.
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