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If you want quiet then go water cooling! In your case, MSI's non-reference cards should not be considered because they blow directly into the case for most of their cooling.
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What case do you have? If you have a case with a side fan you will be fine regardless of the card you pick. I have a Twin Frozr II and III card in SLI and have no issues with heat, but I also have a 166cfm side fan.
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I watched a couple of videos with 2 580s on sli. I don't mind the fan speeds till they get up to 60%. Will they ever get to 60%? How hot would they be by then? Will they go above 60%? How long do they stay above 60% before tuning down again? Can someone explain all those in detail? Thanks.
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I have NZXT Vulcan. I'm going to instal a 200mm fan at the side.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nebster;14514525 
I watched a couple of videos with 2 580s on sli. I don't mind the fan speeds till they get up to 60%. Will they ever get to 60%? How hot would they be by then? Will they go above 60%? How long do they stay above 60% before tuning down again? Can someone explain all those in detail? Thanks.

They go as high as you want them to if you control them. MSI Afterburner is really easy to use. biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 26
[H] performed a review of GTX 580 SLi vs HD 6970 Triple-Crossfire (both setups cost the same).

The findings were that HD 6970 Triple-Crossfire is FAR better.

And, with the HD 6950 so easily unlock-able, three could cost as little as 540$ (I got mine for 180$).
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post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;14514987 
And, with the HD 6950 so easily unlock-able, three could cost as little as 540$ (I got mine for 180$).

Good luck finding an unlockable 6950. You can't unlock the new ones.
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post #18 of 26
i'm running sli reference 580's and there pretty quiet for me
my case fans exceed my sli noise, can't tell the difference between load and idle
auto fan speed all the way
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Originally Posted by Nebster;14514525 
I watched a couple of videos with 2 580s on sli. I don't mind the fan speeds till they get up to 60%. Will they ever get to 60%? How hot would they be by then? Will they go above 60%? How long do they stay above 60% before tuning down again? Can someone explain all those in detail? Thanks.

fan speed for me must exceed > 67%+ for the noise to start becoming noticable
Edited by SirWaWa - 8/8/11 at 8:46pm
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post #19 of 26
i run 580's on a 1080p 23" monitor, most games are 45-50% utilized maxxed out, it wasnt the best use of money,

go 2 570's
    
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post #20 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion;14514558 
They go as high as you want them to if you control them. MSI Afterburner is really easy to use. biggrin.gif

How hot(max) will they get if I set them at 50%? Won't they get too hot for only 50% fan speed if stressed for too much? How does auto behave? ... etc.
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