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Cooling a GTX 560 Ti in my Silent Case

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Recently I got a new case for my gaming rig. I wanted to get a new case with cable management and with noise reduction. The Corsair Obsidian 550D was my choice. So far I think my components have remained reasonably cool for the lack of airflow in this case. I've got a Noctua NH-C14 cooling my CPU, which is really quiet and keeps it around 40 degrees on idle, 60 degrees on load, and high 60s during a Prime95 test (not a long test, mind you), so I don't think their is any concern there.

However, I am considering getting a different cooler for my video card, an EVGA 560 Ti FPB. I have MSI Afterburner configured so that the fan (stock) operates from 30% to 80% depending on what temperature it's at. Basically, 40% at 40 degrees, 50% at 50 degrees, 60% at 60 degrees, etcetera. With this, it idles at 50 degrees and maxes out into the mid 70s. So, with that, the GPU fan can get loud trying to keep it cool.

I'm wondering if their are any air cooling options out there that could keep the GPU just as cool or cooler and also be quieter. If so, any recommendations or manuals on how to install something like this would be helpful. Or, would I just be better off to go with liquid cooling? smile.gif
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Intel Core i7 920 (3.32GHz OC) Asus P6T MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC 3x2GB 1333MHz Corsiar XMS3 
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750GB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD Lite-On 24x DVD Burner Noctua NH-C14 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
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Asus VG248 Logitech G710+ OCZ ModXstream Pro 700W Corsair Obsidian 550D 
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Intel Core i7 920 (3.32GHz OC) Asus P6T MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC 3x2GB 1333MHz Corsiar XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750GB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD Lite-On 24x DVD Burner Noctua NH-C14 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG248 Logitech G710+ OCZ ModXstream Pro 700W Corsair Obsidian 550D 
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The best coolers would be the Prolimatech MK 26, Thermalright Shaman and Deep Cool Dracula.
You can choose te fans and a GTX560 should be cool enough with an inaudible 140mm fan at 600rpm.

Another good option would be the Arctic coolers like the Twin Turbo or Accelero Xtreme
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i5 3570k @4,6GHz ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Sapphire 7870XT @1,2GHz 16GB DDR3 
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Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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