View Full Version : How loud?

08-21-05, 02:53 PM
I am building a new rig using a 7800GTX...how loud is the stock cooler? Compared to say, a stock X800 XT-PE or X800 pro cooler? Those damn things are ANNOYING at anything over 67% fan speed....

AND, besides water cooling, is there anything decent for the 7800's that is fairly quiet? I am using a Thermaltake case with two 120mm Panaflo fans...I must have something fairly quiet. I am coming over from a well modded SFF rig that is almost silent at idle and barely louder than the average computer under extended full loads....

08-21-05, 02:56 PM
The stock HSF on the 7800 is very quiet. On boot, it revs up but after windows loads I never hear it again (whether in 2D or 3D).