Re: GTX 280 - How is the noise?
I just got the GTX 280. It was quiet before I started running a game (Crysis). During the game, it started making noise (as expected), and a lot of hot air was coming out of the vents on the second slot occupied by the card. I was surprised by how hot this air was.
Unfortunately, the fan doesn't seem to go back to normal speed once the load and the temperature go down, so it keeps making noise. I stopped playing Crysis about half an hour ago. The fan is still running fast and noisy, while the air coming out of the card is not hot anymore. There seems to be some bug with the fan control either in the card BIOS or the driver.