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I posted in the air cooling section but really didn't get much of a response other than use the 2 fan version for twice as much.

In my mini ITX HTPC I'm running a Sapphire 4850 1GB, I had this card laying around so why not use it. The problem is that even on the lowest setting the fan is pretty loud, loud enough to hear from 12 feet away. I'd rather use the card instead of buying a new one, so exactly how quiet is the Accelero L2 fan?

At stock speeds would I need to opt for the additional heatsinks? The current setup doesn't really have any except at the front, but I'm guessing the stock fan allows for some air to cool them off, it looks as if maybe the Accelero would not offer that benefit.

But ultimately the noise is the issue.

Yes, I could buy a cheap HTPC card for around $20 but I'd like to have the option of some lite gaming if I want to.
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I posted in the air cooling section but really didn't get much of a response other than use the 2 fan version for twice as much.

In my mini ITX HTPC I'm running a Sapphire 4850 1GB, I had this card laying around so why not use it. The problem is that even on the lowest setting the fan is pretty loud, loud enough to hear from 12 feet away. I'd rather use the card instead of buying a new one, so exactly how quiet is the Accelero L2 fan?

At stock speeds would I need to opt for the additional heatsinks? The current setup doesn't really have any except at the front, but I'm guessing the stock fan allows for some air to cool them off, it looks as if maybe the Accelero would not offer that benefit.

But ultimately the noise is the issue.

Yes, I could buy a cheap HTPC card for around $20 but I'd like to have the option of some lite gaming if I want to.
If you want the "exact" decibel noise of the fan, unless people with a sound-level meter and Accelero L2 will be able to answer your question. From my experience Accelero fans are mostly quiet unless you put your ear next to it. From 12 feet away you won't even notice the presence of that thing.
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Went ahead and ordered it. The fan really doesn't need to run much so I'm hoping it will be fairly quiet. This one comes with the heatsinks for the vram as well. $23 to the door is worth the gamble.
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Well just read that this fan takes up 3 slots... Wish I read that before I ordered it as my mini-itx case only allows up to 2 slots wide.
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