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Hey everyone,

I just found this amazing looking card and was wondering how quiet it was?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...-dvi-i-dp-hdmi

If anyone can recommend me a quieter GTX 570, please go ahead! I've done some research and come up with a few:

Twin Frozr II
Gigabyte

Are these really the most silent ones? (In the same price range, I am in the UK)

As always any input is greatly appreciated !

Thank you!
    
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Get the twinfrozr because a 3-pci bracket card is big as $@!%
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The Asus takes up 2.5 slots, and will be quieter... do you think I'd have trouble cooling them in a Sabertooth P67 1155?
    
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I have the card.
I love the card.

It's quiet with the fan anywhere below 75%, but I can't get the card past 63C with the fan at 60%. 63C is actually high for this card, but my case has horrible GPU airflow. Pretty solid CPU-area airflow, but not for the graphics card.

For a reference card, 63C in my case at stock speeds might be asking too much.
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I have the card.
I love the card.

It's quiet with the fan anywhere below 75%, but I can't get the card past 63C with the fan at 60%. 63C is actually high for this card, but my case has horrible GPU airflow. Pretty solid CPU-area airflow, but not for the graphics card.

For a reference card, 63C in my case at stock speeds might be asking too much.
Since I'll be SLI'ing them, do you think the clearance between the two cards will affect the cooling too much? Putting them in a Corsair 650D case
    
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I'd like to know if there is anyone on OCN that has two of them in SLI, I'd love to hear how well they perform
    
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Since I'll be SLI'ing them, do you think the clearance between the two cards will affect the cooling too much? Putting them in a Corsair 650D case
That 200mm intake fan will make the two cards run just fine.

Not to mention, that sidepanel will allow the world to see the beast inside.
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You can keep an eye on Robilar's setup. Even though he will use two Asus GTX580 DirectCU (vs your GTX570), you should still be able to estimate how yours will perform.

Although Asus lists the GTX570 DirectCU as a 2.5 slot card, I believe it will still pose thermal issue when you SLI two of them on Sabertooth P67 because:

1. The bottom card will completely blocked off all USB, Front Panel I/O and Power/Reset cable headers along the lower edge of the mobo (make sure you have a solution before getting the mobo or the card) See pic 1 and 2 below.

2. The small gap between the 2 cards will severely restrict airflow

3. The lower card will get very close to the PSU below

4. Because of the unique cooling of the DirectCU, hot air is exhausted primarily via all 4 directions. Please read my post #46 here for a detailed analysis of the thermal management challenge of DirectCU SLI setup: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ossfire-5.html

I predict a big thermal challenge for a SLI setup with no gap in between the 2 cards. (I hope I am wrong though).

Since you are still on the planning stage, perhaps you follow Rolibar's thread and see any thermal problem with his two DirectCU GTX580s.

Comparing the 2-slot MSI vs Gigabyte:-
MSI Twin Frozr II: five heatpipes (two 6mm and three 8mm) and two 80mm fans
Windforce 3X: three heatpipes (8mm) with 140x86mm vapour chamber and three 80mm fans

Both are excellent setup. Without a direct A-B comparison, it is hard to say for certain. But if I am forced to choose based solely on the noise category, I would prefer the Gigabyte thermal solution as its 3 fans can afford the luxury of spinning slower, thus emitting less noise.

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The ASUS cards look better though, and as I agree with the three fans being able to run slower, I prefer the looks of the DCUII! I can't wait to find out how Rsomethingnamedguy gets on!
    
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I have the GTX580 DC2, havnt installed it yet, waiting for the rest of the parts to show up (damn no deliverys on weekends!)

I tell you now, the thing is huge.

HUGE

Seriously, if you plan on SLIing them make sure you have the room.
    
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