Re: fan noise on a 7900gs??
I have an EVGA 7900GS KO and I don't think it's really that loud at all...my Apevia case fans are the loudest thing in my case and they are really only a low hum. You can use Riviatuner and turn down the fan at certain temps as 50's are nothing on a card. Mine never ever hits 60 and it's overclocked as well.
The expected overclocks for these things are around 600/800. I have mine at 615/845 and it funs great...heh 115mhz on the core overclock is quite nice and then it's actually 165mhz from a stock 7900GS really as the KO are overclocked already.
These things are overclocking monsters..
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