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post #1 of 22
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I dont want to go water cooling and No fanboyism please

I have never had heat issues before, until I started using the 400 series cards. I have run both 460GTX and 480GTX. I am getting sick of Fermi.

Currently on my main rig I have two 480GTX’s in Sli, They are both from Gigabyte(sticker version)…. even when I run one single GPU, it gets way too hot, not only that, they are too loud! I haven’t even overclocked them and I use the MSi after burner for fan settings…I have In Game Lockups in mafia 2, Splinter cell conviction..furmark runs okay, about 95C.

I don’t care about Power consumption or price, but what’s the most Fastest, Quitests, And Coolest card I can get? I might to run Sli or Xfire with about 1CM Gap in between the cards.. it also gotta be able to run my 260GTX side by side for physx.
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 2/2/11 at 5:44am
post #2 of 22
Just buy a pair of Zalman VF3000F coolers for your 480´s. I idle at 36°C and load at 60°C with 800MhZ on the GPU core.
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Slap this into your 480

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post #4 of 22
what they said, aftermarket cooling will do your GPU's Good...
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post #5 of 22
Fast. Quiet. Cool.

Pick 2

Joking aside, have you created a custom fan profile with MSI afterburner?
post #6 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwaaaa View Post
Just buy a pair of Zalman VF3000F coolers for your 480´s. I idle at 36°C and load at 60°C with 800MhZ on the GPU core.
thanks for that man, but where I live they are selling for $120-$160 NZD per cooler, the 480gtx's are selling for as low as $400 - 600 NZD.

So I really dont want to invest $300 + cooling these cards...
post #7 of 22
What kind of case do you have? I think we need to start by making sure you have enough airflow before aftermarket coolers.
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post #8 of 22
My gtx 460 DirectCU is a quiet fermi IMO. Still puts out a good amount of heat, but the DirectCU cooler seems to do a good job. The fans RPM is quiet to about 2k, but even at 3k RPM it is not louder than my other fans on high.

Dont know how well they work closely together though.
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
Fast. Quiet. Cool.

Pick 2

Joking aside, have you created a custom fan profile with MSI afterburner?
hehe ..I know that one from my uncle, its Fast, Cheap, Reliable..you cant get all three.... so we gotta pick two and I always pick Fast + Reliable = more expensive lol


using a single 480GTX I have bumped up the fan to 90% in afterburner before I play, temps remain under 72C, But Its Very LOUD..

i am am all up for spending the money to get the best, just not towards spending more money cooling top of the line cards to get them going properly, when they could have done a better job to begin with.

I really want all three pleeeez
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
thanks for that man, but where I live they are selling for $120-$160 NZD per cooler, the 480gtx's are selling for as low as $400 - 600 NZD.

So I really dont want to invest $300 + cooling these cards...
Well, if thats the case you could consider going GTX 580. Will be a huge investement but they are semi-quiet, cooler than the 480 and defenately faster. Im still up for the VF3000F since the overclocks you can get with that are much worth the money and at 65% fan speed, it cools my card down to the 50s in Bad Company 2.
So your options are pretty limited:
1)Aftermarket GPU cooler
2)Gtx 560, 570, 580

Price/Performance goes to the coolers IMO.
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