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I'm looking for the best passively cooled card for noise reduction. PCIE. I'm running Linux Mint. Would prefer something that doesn't run too hot as adding more fans to cool it defeats the purpose. Looking for reviews of something you've actually used (I've already looked all over Newegg to see whats out there).
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One for gaming, or just surfing? If I remember correctly, Powercolor made a passive-cooled 6970
     
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One for gaming, or just surfing? If I remember correctly, Powercolor made a passive-cooled 6970
Are you thinking of the 6850?
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Originally Posted by SHNS0 View Post
One for gaming, or just surfing? If I remember correctly, Powercolor made a passive-cooled 6970
No cooler on the market can cool a 6970 passively. Your thinking of the 6850.
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No cooler on the market can cool a 6970 passively. Your thinking of the 6850.
Yeah, lapsus
     
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No gaming, no surfing, just fileserver duty. It doesn't have to be a modern card either.
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post #7 of 8
Are you building the PC from scratch or you just have to upgrade?
If you need to upgrade, get a 5450: price is unbeatable and does the job.
If you're building from scratch, I'd suggest to get a motherboard with integrated graphics or a sandy bridge setup, so you don't actually need the dedicated graphics card.
     
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post #8 of 8
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Upgrade. Trying to replace a geforce 9500. I'll look more closely at the 5450. Thanks
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