Re: GTX 280 - How is the noise?
I'm currently case-less as I enjoy the freedom to switch out case parts quickly, etc.
Anyways even when playing CoD 4 for hours on end @ 1920x1080, 4xAA, 8xAF, + Everything maxed in options, I never heard it, not once.
Watch in EVGA Precision Tool here were my temps:
Ambient Temp: 23C
90% of the time I had a 40% Fan Cycle, sometimes it would pop to 54% or so, after doing so my Load temps would drop back to 74C (from 78C). It never hit 100% and was very quiet, never once heard it whilst playing even when I took off my headphones.
Going to give the card some time to burn-in before I look at overclocking it.
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