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Sell my GTX470's for GTX580? (Heat/Sound issues)

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Hey guys,

Well I recently got another GTX470 for a SLI setup but a couple of things are wanting me to sell them. These cards run really damn hot, I have to make a fan profile for them or they will easily hit 100C+ in games like Metro 2033.

The fan profile boosts the fan up to 80%+ when the cards hit 85C+ which is VERY loud. To keep the cards below 90C even with the fan profile I have to take off the side panel to allow more passive air, doing that drops the cards temps to around 80-85C BUT having the side panel off makes it even louder! ><<br />
To sum it up, when I was playing metro 2033, I had the fan profile on (fans were funning at 80-85%) and cards were hitting 95C, I had to take off the side panel to drop the temps.

So, would selling them and grabbing a GTX580 be a good idea? Cause im sick of always having to listen to the noise, heating my room like a heater and keep my side panel off :/

Thanks!
Edited by shredzy - 1/1/11 at 8:12pm
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The 400 series is known to have a lot of heating issues. But the new series is well recognized to have lower temps and better cooling. I'd sell them and get a GTX 580. And use the left over money for possibly some after market fans in your case. The 800D isn't meant for air cooling.
 
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The 400 series is known to have a lot of heating issues. But the new series is well recognized to have lower temps and better cooling. I'd sell them and get a GTX 580. And use the left over money for possibly some after market fans in your case. The 800D isn't meant for air cooling.

Cheers for the reply ;D

Got after market fans everywhere in my case as well :< lol
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