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The fan on my 5850 reference card is the loudest thing in my computer. I am pretty sure it has gotten progressively worse over time. Its starting to annoy me enough I would consider changing it.

Whats the best air cooler available for it?

The quietest one?

I usually do not overclock video cards.


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thermalright shaman
http://www.techpowerup.com/131046/Th...GA-Cooler.html

You might even get away with not using the fan if you have good case airflow.
 
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^^ That's probably out of the OP's budget, but nice suggestion!
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
thermalright shaman
http://www.techpowerup.com/131046/Th...GA-Cooler.html

You might even get away with not using the fan if you have good case airflow.
I would actually consider getting that if I wasn't going to need 2 of them

thats uber wicked though!

Lets shoot for about 50 bux
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post #5 of 11
I honestly like stock, b/c it vents it out the back and keeps the hot air from circulating around in your case. Have you tried replacing the thermal grease? a lot of times card manufactures will glob a lot of paste on it causing it to heat up a little more...
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Twin turbo pro is something you could look into. Think they sell them off the arctic cooling website for a little under 50. Just did a review of one on my 6870 in the ati cooling section.
    
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post #7 of 11
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I honestly like stock, b/c it vents it out the back and keeps the hot air from circulating around in your case. Have you tried replacing the thermal grease? a lot of times card manufactures will glob a lot of paste on it causing it to heat up a little more...
This is not what I asked. I would like to replace the stock cooler. The fan runs at around %20 and is the loudest fan in my case.
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post #8 of 11
There are no good solutions for air cooling... the stock cooler is better or equal to any after market cooler I have seen.

I have seen this cooler 1st hand not be able to keep up with the stock cooler and I would say it is only a little less annoying than that stock one too:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28313
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
There are no good solutions for air cooling... the stock cooler is better or equal to any after market cooler I have seen.

I have seen this cooler 1st hand not be able to keep up with the stock cooler and I would say it is only a little less annoying than that stock one too:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28313
Yep previous poster showed me that one. I think that will be the one I will get.
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...61&Tpk=VF-3000
I have it I am at 975 core and 1200 memory and it stays around 40C.
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