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While you guys complain about fan noise being to loud. It's more beneficial to me, I sleep much better with white noise or fan noise. 2x 280x @ 100% fan speed even at idle helps me sleep so much it's awesome. Thank you ATi (AMD) for the awesome loud fans smile.gif
Yeah that makes sense, there are 0 280x reference coolers, NO ONE is sleeping better with 2 290x fans @ 100%, if you think that's white noise, you're insane, hell I could hear my 7970 reference fans when they were both at 90% while I was upstairs..and the 7970s were in my basement
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Yes, jacking the fan speed yo 70+% will be loud. What do you expect?

If you find the 55% speed to be too loud, go to nvidia, no one here cares nor do we need monologues about how your opinion is less opionated then kyle from hardocp.

So many of you guys now have just become so aggressive and abrasive with what you deem "fact" or "truth", that there is little to redeem from your personal insights.

You wonder why no one posts here anymore, its just a bunch of nonsense. Every thread is junked by those who want to sit on a pedestal and throw stones...let me force feed my opinion BUT DONT YOU DARE DISAGREE!
     
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While you guys complain about fan noise being to loud. It's more beneficial to me, I sleep much better with white noise or fan noise. 2x 280x @ 100% fan speed even at idle helps me sleep so much it's awesome. Thank you ATi (AMD) for the awesome loud fans smile.gif
Your psych is one in a million I would like to be able to sleep in noise like really.
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Yeah that makes sense, there are 0 280x reference coolers, NO ONE is sleeping better with 2 290x fans @ 100%, if you think that's white noise, you're insane, hell I could hear my 7970 reference fans when they were both at 90% while I was upstairs..and the 7970s were in my basement

While I find it hard to sleep with fan noise, it definitely is white noise.

Re: Power consumption: Unless you're mining, gaming or folding 24/7 then you're going to mainly be comparing idle power consumption...Not load. People seem to forget that.
Edited by Brutuz - 12/23/13 at 4:59pm
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While I find it hard to sleep with fan noise, it definitely is white noise.

Re: Power consumption: Unless you're mining, gaming or folding 24/7 then you're going to mainly be comparing idle power consumption...Not load. People seem to forget that.
fan noise in general, yes, 290x fan noise that sounds like a howling banshee? no.
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Yet my GTX 470 (Which according to quite a few of the reviews I've read, was nearly as loud as the 480 and 290X) still faded to white noise when the fan was at 100% and the GPU at 97c. Ever owned a loud card? It fades to white noise quickly.
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Yeah that makes sense, there are 0 280x reference coolers, NO ONE is sleeping better with 2 290x fans @ 100%, if you think that's white noise, you're insane, hell I could hear my 7970 reference fans when they were both at 90% while I was upstairs..and the 7970s were in my basement

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Your psych is one in a million I would like to be able to sleep in noise like really.

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Much irony, this one has.
Hahaha, let me donate my tinnitus to you.
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Yeah that makes sense, there are 0 280x reference coolers, NO ONE is sleeping better with 2 290x fans @ 100%, if you think that's white noise, you're insane, hell I could hear my 7970 reference fans when they were both at 90% while I was upstairs..and the 7970s were in my basement

280x @ 100% fan speed is nothing for noise.

If you guys remember, AMD released their first high end shader card called the 2900XT and I'm sure most of you that owned it remember how LOUD those fans were. Always used to run 100% fan speed with the side case off and could sleep with no problems!

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I guess I just disagree with [H], as usual. 55% sounds awful leaf-blower like to me. I could never in a million years live with this in my system
Yet, the gfx card you quote in your system, the MSI 7970 lightning, is 14dB louder, fail much...
Edited by un-nefer - 12/24/13 at 2:04am
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I'll set tri 290 up again and compare. 7970 trifire
I don't think they are any louder than tri 7970.

I think most of criticism comes from NV converts that are accustomed to the quieter NV coolers.
Edited by grunion - 12/24/13 at 12:33pm
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I'll set tri 290 up again and compare. 7970 trifire
I think most of criticism comes from NV converts that are accustomed to the quieter NV coolers.
Or possibly those who have never owned a top model gfx card and are coming from onboard or entry-level gfx that have very minimal cooling requirements anyway.

FWIW, anyone who owns an nvidia gfx card who has unlocked their firmware and increase the max fan speed "limit" to 100% 9for overclocking reasons) will know that nvidia gfx cards can be bloody noisey at 100% fan speed smile.gif
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