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what maker sells a quiet 6870 ?

watek

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Both of them should be quiet and none of them would ever hit over 60% on the fan. Unless you manually control your fan speeds.
 

ChippyUK

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The flex cooling method is one of the quietest air cooling methods currently used on graphics card. I'm sure you could slow the fan lower than the default if you want.

I purchased the reference version and it's quite quiet with the fan controls set no higher than 43% at load but if you can afford it, get the flex for less noise.
 

Dark Shroud

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I was looking at this card. Does anyone one it? Is it pretty quiet ?
does anyone own this one? any good ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948
I own the HD 5830 version and it's decently quiet, my case fans are louder. That design by Sapphire is very good at cooling the card and the fan isn't loud.

The Flex version costs more because it supports eye-finity off one card because it has more chips in it.
 

Skurge

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My CPU fan is completely quiet. it runs at 400rpm. So I can't haer that. I can't here my 6870 over my PSU and case fan until it's over 50%. Under load it reaches 72% which is about 3300rpm, where 50% is 2500rpm. I can barely here it, but when I take my headphones off and it's completely quiet. I can hear it.

I have the exact same card mentioned above. I using a cheap case with very poor airflow and not much room. So in a proper case with good ventilation. I'm pretty sure you can keep the fan under 50% on that card.
 

fluffmonster

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i have the gigabyte windforce card. At 42% fan i've not yet seen it break 75C even in the summer, and I can't hear it over anything else at anything under 50% fan. Its a really long card though.
 

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