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The problem with passive gpu cards is they kick out a lot of heat. When i had a 4670 passive in my htpc case cramped in with other cards it would get up to 90+c easily in game (so never gamed on it) and there was 2 noctua 500rpm fans inches away. I really don't find them worth that much at least higher end passive gpus since you still need a fan close by. But perhaps the silent cell is different looking at some of those reviews. If a 5750 is as much as you need I say go for it.

If you do buy a higher performance card like the 580 with an AXP solution though perhaps best not to go with the sparkle since I had to bios mod it for fan % (easy but potential warranty problem). It came with default 40% min 85% max.
I saw reference somewhere about the Galaxy 580 coming with a 15% min and it comes with a backplate cooler + is cheaper than sparkle. Probably best to inquire to a current owner about that thing though usedpaperclip just got one: http://www.overclock.net/13680238-post2383.html.
15-20% the fan spins at 800rpm and is very quiet i'd say. That is if you're looking at a 580 that's a big step up from a 5750.

The only other coolers around I can say I know for sure are quiet is the msi cyclone (bios modded from 40% to 30%) which i also have. A bit louder my AXP @ 15% i'd say (1150rpm vs 8-900rpm) and I was talking to MikeC of SPCR about asus's directCUII cooling and he did say he's only heard dc version 1 but that it was reasonably quiet. I still think the AXP is probably better in comparison. I'd like to hear them side by side.
Gainwards phantom units look interesting and one spcr user said they are quiet but he also had a V10 as his cpu cooler...and they seem to be inefficient designed with fans under the heatsink.
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ZOMG another HR-02 user on these forums? I never thought I'd see the day!! And you're using an accelero xtreme plus? Eerily similar to my TTP I'd say..

Also, ehume, how did you get that fan to stay there with a 8" zip tie? Where exactly did you loop it and through what? My case isn't handling my TTPs well, so I need to figure something out to move air through there.
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ZOMG another HR-02 user on these forums? I never thought I'd see the day!! And you're using an accelero xtreme plus? Eerily similar to my TTP I'd say..

Also, ehume, how did you get that fan to stay there with a 8" zip tie? Where exactly did you loop it and through what? My case isn't handling my TTPs well, so I need to figure something out to move air through there.
There's a little anchor on the back of the mb tray for the main ATX-24 cable. I slid the pointy end through there, and brought the buckle end between the DVD and the edge of the mb tray (fan between the two ends, of course). There's just enough purchase for the ziptie to grab itself.
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Hmmm I'll have to look into that then... It's really disappointing my case airflow isn't good enough for the TTPs.
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Yeah I was actually aiming for getting a slipstream 500 or 800rpm but could find nowhere with stock so i went to the store and bought 1 500rpm gentle typhoon. I will be getting 2 more to experiment with though and see the difference between the typhoon/noctua.
Also if gpu noise ever bothers you and you ever upgrade that 4670 i highly recommend an accelero based solution. I run my 580 passive (bios modded fans 0% min) on a fan profile up to 55c. So at idle my 580 runs passive. The memory chips are fine i've finger tested them even under load they are barely warm.
How did you mod it for that? I would be intrestested in doing that to my 5770....
    
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Bios mod.. I'm really not sure of the method for ATi cards but with an nvidia card you use NiBiTor to set fan min/max %s and then Nvflash (dos utility) to flash the card.
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ZOMG another HR-02 user on these forums? I never thought I'd see the day!! And you're using an accelero xtreme plus? Eerily similar to my TTP I'd say..

Also, ehume, how did you get that fan to stay there with a 8" zip tie? Where exactly did you loop it and through what? My case isn't handling my TTPs well, so I need to figure something out to move air through there.
What's a TTP?
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Bios mod.. I'm really not sure of the method for ATi cards but with an nvidia card you use NiBiTor to set fan min/max %s and then Nvflash (dos utility) to flash the card.
Figgured it out MSI Afterburner worked. Lowered noise a lot..
    
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What's a TTP?
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Yup. Excellent cooler, but it's case-exhausting and the K62 doesn't seem to be moving airflow through that section of the case. As soon as I get back from vacation I'll be trying all manner of things. I really don't want to buy a new side panel for $40 and then add two more fans to it. I'll see if turning fans around works, adding a fan behind the HDD cage. Maybe just all new fans. Anything I can think of really.
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