Originally posted by Nubius
loud? Ok, how would you know without ever having one? But beyond that, is your system really that quiet that you'd be able to hear that crap?
Seems like the case fans alone would drown that out. I can't hear my 8500RPM fan that's on my NB cooler worth a damn and I'm sure that's louder than a graphics cards
Here are the things in my system that make noise :
CPU HSF . . . XP-120 on the way with a Panaflo 120mm fan that will run at low speed
Case Fans . . . 2 Panaflo 120mms at low speed
Mobo Northbridge HS . . . Zalman HS on the way
HDD . . . surprisingly, its very quiet
PSU fan . . . one 120mm fan, very quiet
YES, I WOULD HEAR IT
edit: and before i built my computer, i helped a friend with his computer . . .
identical components except for
Mobo (he got a MSI SLi while I got MSI NF4 Ultra)
RAM (he got 2x512, I got 1x1GB)
He got a 6800GT, I got an X800XT
Our 3DMark05 scores are within 14 points of each other! (his is higher, i could contribute that to the fact that his RAM is in dual channel)