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For the first time i was able to get a serious game rig - i7 2600k, 8 gig ram, MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk, Coolermaster Extreme 700 psu and the Antec Def-Con 35 case.

Guess what....i'm not happy.....it's noisy as hell when i play BC2. I've used MSI Afterburner to try to 'tame' the fan noise down....but it still cranks up since the temps go as high as 75-80 and i'm not sure if i should drag the fan speed lower at those temps.....

I'm sure the major sound is coming from the graphic card and perhaps there's minimal damping the the Antec Def-con 35. But i think the cooling is quite decent with that case as the temp do drop quickly once i stop playing or go into the menus.

What would you suggest since i'm quite disturbed by the noise of the graphic card when its on full load? Would liquid cooling help it run silent - if yes where can i get it in Melbourne?
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What? I live in the Philippines (One of the Hottest parts of the world maybe?) And my 560 Ti Twin Frozr II idles at 42c and loads at 58c, sometimes 60c while still being so quiet, my CPU fan's louder.

Odd problem, but how "loud" is it?
   
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According to

there's a switch for the fan that turns it from performance to quite. Also video of the Twin FROZR version of the card, which is what I bought, doesnt appear to be too loud. I know the HAWK is a different version of the card but I would assume the noise made isnt that much different.
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For the first time i was able to get a serious game rig - i7 2600k, 8 gig ram, MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk, Coolermaster Extreme 700 psu and the Antec Def-Con 35 case.

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What would you suggest since i'm quite disturbed by the noise of the graphic card when its on full load? Would liquid cooling help it run silent - if yes where can i get it in Melbourne?
Well you said it yourself 'first time' 'serious game rig'. Coming from a normal desktop computer you finally have a real gaming GPU. It's normal to feel it's louder because it is when you compare what you've come from.

Twin Frozr II and ASUS DirectCU II cards are the most quite on the market.

Depends on the cards they will vary. Some are louder than others.

Yes water cooling will be quite however it's a nice chunk of change for a quite rig. Not worth it IMO if your not seriously thinking about benching or pushing that card to major extreme as well.

Last piece of advice, the fan profile should be set quite high. Do not limit it from cooling your GPU. The auto fan that comes with the cards don't do the right job. You'll be gaming and out of no where it ramps up to 100% cools the card and idles back down. That's more annoying IMO. Plus low fan settings will cause high temps that may kill your card.

IF you absolutely have to keep a low fan profile make sure it dosen't get to 90C as anything greater puts you in a temp you should start to worry over.

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you should've searched google/the forum. Those hawks are known to be way too loud, I had one too and RMA'ed it, my twin frozr II after that was so much more silent and cooler!

if you still can, return it and get something decent.
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I've read a few instances of the HAWK being really loud. I had one for about 7 days and it was REALLY loud, mine also had a weird buzzing noise. I RMA'd it and bumped up to a 570 TF III, amazing card, suuuuuper quiet.
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