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For me no but for others? Yes its very subjective and watching the video,its also loud
Yeah, but so is the PC P&C PSU 1kW, and people have that. Same with the X1900XTX and X1950XTX, but those were very popular because they beat the pants off the nvidia counterparts. As long as the fan noise is constant (doesn't fluctuate), then it's fine by me because it will only be loud when I'm gaming.

Is it loud? Yes. But noise is almost always sacrificed for better performance when it comes to air-cooling GPUs. PSUs are the same way, though this can be somewhat mitigated with their ability to house larger cooling fans. Granted right now the 8800GTX and 8800 Ultra are (probably) quieter and they both (for now at least) perform better, but they both are more expensive.
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I don't see how they got 60dba when it's barely noticeable to me.

EDIT: Ah now that I've seen it I think it's because the cards are touching ass to face. Of course if you restrict the fan like that on the top one it's going to be hella loud lol. All that air trying to rush through a tiny space!!!
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post #33 of 61
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I don't see how they got 60dba when it's barely noticeable to me.

EDIT: Ah now that I've seen it I think it's because the cards are touching ass to face. Of course if you restrict the fan like that on the top one it's going to be hella loud lol. All that air trying to rush through a tiny space!!!
Good call! Though is there really any choice with the PCI-E slots on most motherboards so close together? The 680i LT from EVGA is good.
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Well I don't know how you would go about spacing it further apart. I do know one card is not even close to being that loud. It's got to be the fact that the top fan has no breathing room. Maybe a rear facing intake instead of one on the bottom would solve it.

When I set my case's side window on top of my case the 120mm fan goes from whisper to "holy hell is that a tornado?" because the intake side is blocked. Same thing here.

EDIT: Hmm but then the cards have to be that close together to do Crossfire right?
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post #35 of 61
If I ever went crossfire, they'd both be watercooled anyways. As it is now, my card makes some noise, but when I'm playing games I have the volume up and I can't hear it at all. When not playing games I can't hear it at all.
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Wow that's absurd...
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If I ever went crossfire, they'd both be watercooled anyways. As it is now, my card makes some noise, but when I'm playing games I have the volume up and I can't hear it at all. When not playing games I can't hear it at all.
I am running a 92mm Vantec Tornado on a lapped Arctic freezer pro, I can't even here the cards cooler over that, but if fan noise bothered me I would've gone watercooling along time ago. I am waiting for more funds to liquid, but new stuff keeps coming out.
    
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post #38 of 61
When you go all out for a Xfire system, the last thing you should be worrying about is some fan noise. People complain about fan noise just for something to whine about.
    
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Did they put a Thermaltake Volcano on there or what?
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Honestly I don't think it's that bad... I would die for having a noisy system (no really!)
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