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Most silent cooler for HD 6870?

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So I'm really striving for silence in my case, and i find the case goes virtually inaudible if I stop the fan on my gpu, so im looking for an aftermarket cooler for it.

I originally bought the powercolor HD 6870 PCS+ because reviews said it was really quiet and one of the most silent 6870s.
I don't care about overclocking at all, in fact i dont game that often on my pc, but when I do I care about framerates which was why I went for the 6870.
So I basically want to know what the most silent cooler for the 6870 is, personally I would go fanless if I had the option but dont believe there is one, so whats the next best thing.
And why is the PCS+ loud despite being one of the most silent?
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my HD 5850's are PCS+ and they are dead quiet, they pretty much the same heatsink so i dont know why your having the noise issues
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Is your case particularly sound dampened?
Do you think I should put in for an RMA?
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My 6870 is very quiet. Probably cos it has 3 fans, so they dont need to ramp up the rpm to keep it cool. 62c max with 24 ambient atm.
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Originally Posted by Krakatau View Post
My 6870 is very quiet. Probably cos it has 3 fans, so they dont need to ramp up the rpm to keep it cool. 62c max with 24 ambient atm.
What cooler is that, that you have 3 fans? my PCS+ just has the one.
    
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