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Poll Results: Should i sell my 480 and get 2 6850s instead?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 27% of voters (16)
    Yes, if you can't tolerate the noise.
  • 72% of voters (42)
    No, multi gpu setups suck. Stick with your current card.
58 Total Votes  
post #21 of 29
Install aftermarket cooling.
I loved my Thermalright Spitfire if you have the room (I still intend to make use of it again ):
http://www.svc.com/spitfire.html

(Preferably paired with this: http://www.svc.com/vrm-g2.html - I never needed it as I had VRM heatsinks available)

Or consider the Shaman:
http://www.thermalright.com/products...=164&cat_id=30
    
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post #22 of 29
Hmmm, I was in the same boat. I bought two Asus HD5850 TOPCU for a total of $330 for my second rig, easy overclock to HD5870 or higher... I was thinking about grabbing GTX570 since my GTX260 perform great in SLI but the noise is something I cannot stand. In idle they are super quiet up to 45 percent fan speed but during gaming, even with a headset on they sound like a jet.
post #23 of 29
Why are you not comfortable for it to reach 93 degrees? The thermal limit is 105 degrees.
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post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
Today i called evga regional distributor (ME & Central asia) and they said removing/replacing the cooler will void the waranty. So that's not an option for me. Tomorrow i will either buy a new case or sell the card, thanks+rep to everyone for their help.
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post #25 of 29
if you really cant cope with the noise, try a 5870, its a little slower, but much better than 2 6870s when stuff doesnt support crossfire.
     
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post #26 of 29
removing the cooler will void the warranty ?????????????????
said by evga ?????
watever just replace it with another cooler, they wont know !
    
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post #27 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugaspagetti View Post
Today i called evga regional distributor (ME & Central asia) and they said removing/replacing the cooler will void the waranty. So that's not an option for me. Tomorrow i will either buy a new case or sell the card, thanks+rep to everyone for their help.
i have replaced my cooler on my cards.....

i have also sent a EVGA card back for warranty ages ago (9600 lol) which i put aftermarket cooling on....

just make sure that you put your stock cooling back on it before you send it back.. and you should be fine....

also the AXP cooler is a great cooler...

it is quiet and cool
post #28 of 29
Why not try to sound proof your case? Sound dampeners
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post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugaspagetti View Post
Today i called evga regional distributor (ME & Central asia) and they said removing/replacing the cooler will void the waranty. So that's not an option for me. Tomorrow i will either buy a new case or sell the card, thanks+rep to everyone for their help.
You willing to trade for a 5870? I am getting a new one back from RMA on Thursday.
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