Who cares if it overhangs. All that matters is how it cools. You cant see the overhang in your case anywayYes, the cooler overhangs the pcb by like 2.5 inches. Asus 7950 DCUII looks great, but this is like an XXL shirt on a 7-year old kid - it may be a nice shirt and a good looking kid, but he'd still be laughed at in school.
I care. And I did say it's only aesthetic. If it's all the same to you or you don't find it ugly, great.Who cares if it overhangs. All that matters is how it cools. You cant see the overhang in your case anyway
At idle, it's silent. Gaming at 65C and 50~% fan, I can hear the Asus through my Fractal R3. It's not loud, but it's noticeable if you have a quiet room.How is the noise level on the asus 7850?
Hmm, just found this review: http://tbreak.com/tech/2012/04/asus-hd-7850-direct-cuii-review/
"Fans tend to get slightly loud when card is under full load"