Originally Posted by ahdubious
Really, a lot of the reviews I've read show fermi pulling ahead slightly and only really showing any clear performance advantage when pysx or tessellation are used (which is a small percentage of games). And then when you factor in the idle/load power draw, temps and noise and on top of that the price, I don't really feel ATI's getting is arse kicked. I think it's great that the two companies finally have leveled out a bit.
hehe . I guess i am just too old , power draw?? heat ?? noise?? Not poking fun , but to me those are not really good arguments for losing a battle. FPS , and performance in game is the key. I could see if it was for a htpc , you would want that quiet , but for a gaming rig ?? Like I said , must be the age in me , cause I have never really had a problem with fan noise , heat comes with the teritory (good coolinig prevents that) and power draw , well... I guess it would suck to pay the light bill, but really does it cost more than a night out on the town , or a concert , or hell even a movie?
The HAF is a pretty loud case , its wide open by design , so I am sure that would make the gtx400 series seem even louder , but I guess its like putting glass packs on a 76 stingray , boy does it sound sweet when you mash the gas....
mod weekend, thinking about trying sleeving . its all black right now , trying to figure out what would look good in a black and blue haf?? Blue , but with blue lighting , prolly wouldn't look right . Do they even make silver sleeving??