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Old 01-25-06, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default How loud is a 6800GS PCI-E ????

I am rebuilding my second rig. Problem is the X800GTO Fireblade I stuffed in there is kinda loud and the motor for the 2 slot cooler has a faint but annoying buzz. Kinda like one of those power transformers on a pole. But not as loud of course. Unnaceptable.

So how loud is the eVGA 6800GS PCI-e compared to say... Radeon 9800 Pro or 6600GT or 7800GT?? I have owned and still do own 2 of these cards. If the 6800GS is same or quieter then I think I will spill the extra 60 bucks and get it instead. But I only have a week to exchange the 800GTO.

The GTO is nice but too loud and is not quite as fast as the 6800GS PCI-e so it would be a little upgrade as well. But only if quieter for sure.

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Old 01-26-06, 07:51 AM   #2
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I've got the 6800GS and it is kinda loud. I don't have any of the other cards so I cannot compare it but my video card and my Northbridge fan are the loudest components in my rig. I just purchased an NV Silencer 5 rev3 to replace the fan but I have not installed it yet but from what I hear, the NV5 fan will take care of the fan noise problem and it will drop the temps about 10C. Plus, the fan exhausts out of the case so it will also drop your system temps. If you want I will post back to let you know how much of a difference the new fan did.
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Old 01-28-06, 02:24 AM   #3
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That would be great thanks!
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Old 01-28-06, 02:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: How loud is a 6800GS PCI-E ????

The Zalman VF700 is another option for a very quiet system
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The Zalman VF700 is another option for a very quiet system

No doubt, I second the Zalman VF700, quiet and awesome cooling.
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Default Re: How loud is a 6800GS PCI-E ????

Take it with a grain of salt, but I just built a new pc for a friend, and I put a XFX 6800GS PCI-E in it. I'd say it's as loud as my Gainward 6600GT (AGP). Not too much, but it would benefit from a VF700.
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