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I have a 4850 x2 in my HTPC, but it's kinda loud for my tastes. How much airflow would I need if I were to just strap on a couple of 80mm case fans? I'm looking at some Rosewills that move 33 CFM, but I'd rather something more silent if possible.
 
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Is that a sapphire 4850 x2 single slot card? If yes, two zalman vf900 works perfect.
They're very quiet even in 100% fan speed, but pricey.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
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Is that a sapphire 4850 x2 single slot card? If yes, two zalman vf900 works perfect.
They're very quiet even in 100% fan speed, but pricey.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
It's a sapphire, but it isn't single slot. Maybe you mean single PCB?

I've looked into the zalman vf900, but I don't want to spend $60 to silence this card. I'd rather drill a hole in the wall and stick the computer into the laundry room.
 
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For starters, remove the aluminum shroud. It's pointless and temps should go down
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For starters, remove the aluminum shroud. It's pointless and temps should go down
Already have. I had some 120mm yate loons wedged under the card for a while, but they blocked the PCI slots and I couldn't keep them in place.
 
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Hmm...changed the thermal compound lately? I would be worried about strapping anything on to weigh the card down, it's already huge...I strapped a cheapo Roswell 80mm to the shroud on my 4850 (when the shroud was still on), temps went down nearly 11C at load. Their fairly light fans, and don't run too loud hooked up to a controller. What kind of case is it currently residing in?
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