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While a factor, it's something you warn people about, not to tell them not to buy just because of. My cards still stay under 75C, plus I can replace the paste and cooler without breaking warranty, and the aluminum body and black PCB are nice. Plus they actually have compatible backplates and fullcover blocks unlike the Gigabyte cards.

There's a whole lot more to it then noise.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm covered for life, and so is whoever I sell it to. So ya. wink.gif
You have 2 of those cards? do you still have any hearing left?
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While a factor, it's something you warn people about, not to tell them not to buy just because of. My cards still stay under 75C, plus I can replace the paste and cooler without breaking warranty, and the aluminum body and black PCB are nice. Plus they actually have compatible backplates and fullcover blocks unlike the Gigabyte cards.

There's a whole lot more to it then noise.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm covered for life, and so is whoever I sell it to. So ya. wink.gif
You have 2 of those cards? do you still have any hearing left?

I guarantee you it wouldn't be the XFX cards that do it. Besides, the Corsair fans on my rad are louder.
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I guarantee you it wouldn't be the XFX cards that do it. Besides, the Corsair fans on my rad are louder.
It was meant as a joke and the card i had could have been broken or something and i am a silence freak
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post #14 of 19
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With Asus RMA good luck with that
From my personal experience - Asus and warranty do not go in the same sentence . "Physical damage " anybody ?
From what I have experienced once an item is beyond the point that it can go back to the retailer ( in my case 12months) warranty ceases to exist . So I factor that into the price when I buy their products - and in most cases don't .
As for XFX I like their gear but It seems to have disappeared from the Australian market in the last year or so . All but 2 of our video cards are XFX . the others are 1 Asus and 1 Sapphire .
Edited by pony-tail - 3/17/13 at 9:03am
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Of all the AMD cards i have seen over the years the XFX DD cooler on the AMD 7000 series is the single worst cooler i have ever seen.

I had one for maybe 10 weeks before the noise drove me nuts its was like standing on a airstrip nose wise

Actually mines very quiet and runs cool now you want loud my pny gtx 460 was loud I couldn't believe my ears when I got my new XFX BE DD 7850 card....................silence................thumb.gif
    
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Actually mines very quiet and runs cool now you want loud my pny gtx 460 was loud I couldn't believe my ears when I got my new XFX BE DD 7850 card....................silence................thumb.gif
I had a XFX 7950 for like 10 weeks before in a fit of rage i sold it the noise drove me insane
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post #17 of 19
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I had a XFX 7950 for like 10 weeks before in a fit of rage i sold it the noise drove me insane

I guess those cards get hotter than mine, some ears are more sensitive too.....I guess were not all made perfect..................biggrin.gif
    
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I guess those cards get hotter than mine, some ears are more sensitive too.....I guess were not all made perfect..................biggrin.gif

My card was horrible it was hot overclocked like crap and was so loud it would hurt my ears and give me headaches but i do have a very sensitive hearing

The card would just drive me nuts its THE worst card i have ever owned that card and the 3 other broken AMD cards before that made me leave AMD and go Nvidia for the first time in 5 years and i am glad i did
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My card was horrible it was hot overclocked like crap and was so loud it would hurt my ears and give me headaches but i do have a very sensitive hearing

The card would just drive me nuts its THE worst card i have ever owned that card and the 3 other broken AMD cards before that made me leave AMD and go Nvidia for the first time in 5 years and i am glad i did
That is why I like the Asus DirectCU II (3 slot) coolers - They run cool and they are very quiet . Taking 3 slots is a pita but running single card it is OK .
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