Originally Posted by lapino
Well, yes and no. I get around the same speeds with a non overclocked card now, so that give me more headroom. And the fan sounds a lot nicer to me than the one on the Lightning. Kinda appreciate the cooler more because it keeps heat out of the case, so I figure going SLI with this is better temp wise. Planning on putting a second one in when need arises (I game at 1440p). The one thing that you can't deny about the Lightning is the amazing build quality. I just wish it had a more quiet cooler, I wouldn't have swapped it if it did.
when I had just 1 lightning in my case before I modded it, I was at 1228 core, and my fans would never get past 45-50%. You can barely even hear it.
The only times I heard the fans was in SLI. The top card would easily hit 80-85c and max out the fans at 100%.
I do game at 1440p....So maybe your lightning was defective? Either way don't matter now you got a 780ti! So grats to you bro on the new toy!