Originally Posted by dseg
How quiet is this card?
Even at 100% fans, are the three fans super loud?
Looking at getting a FTW3 Elite or a SC2 ELITE GAMING card.
The FTW3 Elite has 3 fans while the SC2 has 2.
Also, what is the different between the FTW3 Elite and non-elite?
Looks like the same specs.
The FTW3 fans at 80% IMO are whisper quiet. With my case fans all running around 900-1200 rpm and the FTW3 fans at 80% under gaming loads I have a very quiet rig. From a few meters away the rig gives off a subtle purrr, not an obnoxious roaring, whining racket! When you first run the FTW3 fans at 80% they might appear loud but the more you get used to running them at that speed the more you will get used to it. The trick is to have them blend in with your case fans as they all increase under load, so I'll set a fan curve on the FTW3 where it gradually increases to 80%. If you flat out turn the fans up from 0% to 80-100% they will sound loud. Hope that helps.
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