On stock clocks it was fine, becuse the FAN didn't went over 40-45%. But when OCed to 1100 mhz and 1550 memory, it went to around 55-60%, and was easy to hear(My pc stands next to me atm, but still).
Does your MSI card also increase in temp in idle, when adding more Core clock?.
Mine went from around 35c idle, to 45-47 idle, when increased core clock from 880 clock to 1200. My club 3d is not doing this.
I think my ears just didn't like that TF3 fan noise that much. If you take the Tomshardware noise comparison between 6 different aftermarket coolers 7950, then the noise from the TF3 is the same as my card i returned.
Edited by grymok - 1/13/13 at 12:14pm