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Old 07-17-2007, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry fed up of loud Graphics Card! :@ upgrade pci-e with silent card

I have a BFG 7800 OC, at the moment.

I am sick of the noise it produces. The Whirring Fan.

Wanting to get a high spec pci-e card that is whisper silent. That may mean no fan, and just a thermal heat sink.

If you know of any models, please post!

I also need it to connect to a 37" HD TV. I originally did this through dvi to hdmi, but was thinking, would a card that had a hdmi port be beneficial? does it carry sound across too? :S

any input, would be great!
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You're not going to see a high end video card, that cools passively, with just a heatsink. What you can do, is just buy a better VGA cooler, for your card. Is this the 7800GS, GT, or GTX? Anyway, the Zalman VF900, will do the trick. I have the same one, and it's almost dead silent, even with the fan at 100%.
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cheers

shopping for one now!
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I guess working in a room full of servers has left me immune to the annoyance of the fan sounds I've never noticed it tbh (and I currently have my pc case open for air flow.)
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the Zalman didnt do the trick, so bought a Asus en8600gts. Frickin Awesome! was playing tomb raider on highest settings fine

best of all.. no noise. i can now watch films, with out the burrring fan noise!

cheers turtile!!
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