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Old 01-08-2006, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Coolest running graphics card

I'm looking between an x600, x700, Geforce 6600, Geforce 6600GT for an AGP 8x bus.
I'm going to put it into a crowded Shuttle XPC case so I need it to be cool running, so which of the above runs the coolest?
Also, I'm planning on using it to run Half Life 2, Morrowind: Oblivion (when it comes out), and World of Warcraft. I'm not super picky about running it at max res with shaders and AA and all that stuff on high, just something decent.

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Old 01-08-2006, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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6600GT is the card i would recommend....

my one idles at around 50c. and 56c under load....thats stock cooling


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Old 01-09-2006, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my x700 performs well, but I it gets hot. I wouldn't recommend it for a shuttle.


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Old 01-09-2006, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my 6600gt.......40c idle, 50c load, however i put a zalman fan/heatsink on it and it is now way queiter. the stock temps were 48c idle-55c load
cpu: C2D E7200 2.53ghz
ram: OCZ Gold DDR2 4gb
gpu: EVGA 9600GSO 384MB
psu: OCZ 500W
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well it's kind of hard to say which one will run the coolest, but I would recommend the 6600GT.
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