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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
  • 36% (668)
    ATI
  • 63% (1181)
    NVIDIA
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post #3621 of 5998
Not planning to go water... just want to buy the one, wich is quieter as-is.
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I would like to join
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post #3623 of 5998
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Not planning to go water... just want to buy the one, wich is quieter as-is.
The HD is slightly quieter.
post #3624 of 5998
I did a bad thing last night, and now my wallet is pissed at me...

     
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post #3625 of 5998
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I did a bad thing last night, and now my wallet is pissed at me...

post #3626 of 5998
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I had almost forgotten how loud and hot the stock cooling runs. I installed the card in the bottom slot and the hot air literally heats up that area of my case where it is almost too hot to touch!

It seems that the Zotac's have the stock fan profile that only allows a maximum of 85% fan speed. So it looks like I'm going to have to convert the Zotac into an EVGA card for the time being until I hop back on that slippery watercooling slope again. This hobby really does have a way to keep the blood pressure flowing.

I will say this, though, Zotac does have MUCH nicer packaging than EVGA and even includes a free game as opposed to just a single 3DMark 11 license. Combined with their Lifetime Warranty, and I can understand how they are a solid contender for the Nvidia pool. Although I'm not crazy about the yellow accents, it certainly is unique and may fit someone's theme, but, for me, that will eventually be covered up by a backplate and waterblock.
     
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post #3627 of 5998
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post #3628 of 5998
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I had almost forgotten how loud and hot the stock cooling runs. I installed the card in the bottom slot and the hot air literally heats up that area of my case where it is almost too hot to touch!

It seems that the Zotac's have the stock fan profile that only allows a maximum of 85% fan speed. So it looks like I'm going to have to convert the Zotac into an EVGA card for the time being until I hop back on that slippery watercooling slope again. This hobby really does have a way to keep the blood pressure flowing.

I will say this, though, Zotac does have MUCH nicer packaging than EVGA and even includes a free game as opposed to just a single 3DMark 11 license. Combined with their Lifetime Warranty, and I can understand how they are a solid contender for the Nvidia pool. Although I'm not crazy about the yellow accents, it certainly is unique and may fit someone's theme, but, for me, that will eventually be covered up by a backplate and waterblock.
Water will definitely help these guys. I do like the Zotac packaging too. I've used them with my old three gtx 470s. Their rma and support is pretty good.
post #3629 of 5998
As a reference card owner myself the packaging it comes in dosen't mean much.

Turned upside down in the tower they all look the same.

EVGA offers the Fan Unlock BIOS and backplate along with limited Lifetime warranty which I prefer.

I was happy to get 3D Mark11 full license over a game myself.
     
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post #3630 of 5998
Okay Joining to the club

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