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Old August 17, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Inate8 View Post
Hmm well I have my own tolerance as well. Living in Kelowna I have an AC unit running all the time to keep the temps around 25-26C at home and a big house fan to push that air around.
I have an older thermal take armor(before the big side fan was added) with 7 internal fans as well. I can hear when EVGA precision boots up and ramps up the fan speed, but after that it just kind of melds into the white noise after a while.

If you keep the computer in your room, your room WILL get hot, the card does push a lot of warm air into the room. On the plus side though the card idles in windows at 43C and I've seen it hold that temp in my case with the fan at 20%. So it is pretty efficient, at cooling itself down. So if the computer is in your room you can definitely set up profiles to change the fan speed according to temperature and keep the noise levels down.

In my case personally fan noise doesn't bother me though, so my opinion is very subjective.

I am jealous of your CPU, if I could find one for cheap and a new 775 mobo I would jump on it, they are great chips.
Thank you so much for your detailed response. Right now I am almost completely fixed on stepping up to a gtx 480 in mid September. Hopefully re installing the thermal paste would bring the temps down a bit.
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