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My VF900 didnt come with a 3-4 adapter. I bought it new at ZZF. Anyways, what are these people smoking over at Newegg? I have one on my 9800XT (hot hot card) and it's quieter than my HDs!! Zalman makes some of the quietest fans IMO.
Really?

Ohh.....now I see. The 900 has the fan controller thingy. Well, then just the VF-700 comes with a 4 pin adapter.
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i was talking about the stock cooler on the card. thats what the people at newegg are saying is loud, not the zalmans
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The Vf700 series comes with an adapter and the vf900 comes with a controller. Image thanks to Newegg.com

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i was talking about the stock cooler on the card. thats what the people at newegg are saying is loud, not the zalmans
I had a 7900 GT with the stock fan for a while, and here is what happens (as already stated above). At startup the card fan runs at a 100% duty cycle. When nothing else is going on I supposed this could be considered a little loud. However, after start up the Nvidia drives will throttle back the fan to a lower setting, essentially making it whisper quite. When you start gaming, fans go up, however, assuming your playing a game with ANY sound/music, you wont even notice the fan! I think buying a VF-900/700 would be a waste of money for the express purpose of lowering the noise level. Now, if your planning on volt modding... thats a different story.
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alright thanks for the help guys. i guess ill just stick with the stock cooler then
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im not really sure if i want to get a 7600gt anymore. do you think it would be worth it for $114 to upgrade from an x800se 128mb?
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im not really sure if i want to get a 7600gt anymore. do you think it would be worth it for $114 to upgrade from an x800se 128mb?
No, 7600GT > X800se. There is a $155 7900GS on newegg, which is a steal.

7900GS and X1900GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150202

I'd say grab the X1900GT, many people on this forum have overclocked them to near X1900XT speeds.
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i have a bfg 7600gt in my backup rig and the card is really quiet until you play a game. then it starts emitting a high pitched noise due to the small fan. I had to replace it with a vf700 just bc the sound was so annoying. Plus, if ur planning on vmodding or ocing the 7600, i would get a zalman. the stock cooler is really not that good. My heavily vmodded 7600 sits at 46 idle with the vf700 and about 64 load. the stock would have probly exploded.
    
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No, 7600GT > X800se. There is a $155 7900GS on newegg, which is a steal.

7900GS and X1900GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150202

I'd say grab the X1900GT, many people on this forum have overclocked them to near X1900XT speeds.
i dont know if you quite understood what i was saying. right now ive got an x800se which is pretty crappy and im trying to decide whether it would be worth it to upgrade to a 7600GT for $115.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049

Im thinking about getting another gig of ram instead for $80

which do you think would be better? a 7600GT for $115 or another gig of ram for $80?
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i dont know if you quite understood what i was saying. right now ive got an x800se which is pretty crappy and im trying to decide whether it would be worth it to upgrade to a 7600GT for $115. Im thinking about getting another gig of ram instead for $80

which do you think would be better? a 7600GT for $115 or another gig of ram for $80?
A X1900GT or if you don't want to spend $159, the gb of ram.

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