Originally posted by Uttar
Never heard of a so noisy PSU - is it home-made? j/k
More seriously though, I got to agree with you. Complains coming from actual GeForce FX owners are very, very rare - although I did see a few ones. Some of those actually come from fanATIcs who only got the card to have the right to complain anyway, so it isn't worthwhile to note.
One of reasons, I guess, is that the noise was hyped way more than necessary. Sure, it's loud, but I'd guess that compared to what the web made it to be, it must be rather quiet. In fact, wouldn't be surprised if some FX owners feared the worst and had a good surprise with it Who knows!
ya also the noise was addressed slightly with a new, firmer fan shroud and different shaped intake breather (zigzags) from that opaque white or green one. i think the what they could enhance cheaply
racercar you got the actual reference, homey. yours is the first press, right? the one that came direct from nvidia in the fancy can. so is your cooling shroud appear at all different than the one displayed at this photograph?
picts of old reference sent to first reviewers http://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/gf...ith-cooler.jpg
ive seen even older pre-release versions.