Convert wrote:I have fallen prey to the assumption that the coolers look better and therefore must perform better otherwise there would be no point in forgoing the stock cooler, right? Right?!
potatochobit wrote:obviously if you get a first edition card with a stock or reference cooler it will be noisy
if you are DEAD serious about noise you need to look at water cooling.
all the 460s can control the fan so idle can be dead silent, but your ATI 4850 cards should have been the same?
anyway, you want to get a card with a big fan in the middle like this one Gigabyte
or this one Palitt
evga comes with a free game
[SDG]Mantis wrote:I don't know what case you case fan setup you are using, so your opinion may vary. But the Gigabyte card is very quiet and the fans are about 90% at the moment.
MrBojangles wrote:You were correct in your assumptions sir. Cool stickers, flames, and racing strips will always and i do mean ALWAYS make things go faster and preform better.
Convert wrote:[SDG]Mantis wrote:I don't know what case you case fan setup you are using, so your opinion may vary. But the Gigabyte card is very quiet and the fans are about 90% at the moment.
Thanks for first hand report. Do you know if it's possible to control the fan speeds manually with your card? Was just curious since it deviates from the stock cooling solution. I assume it also does a good job about ramping down the fans? My case is a CM Cosmos using the stock 120MM fans.
Dizik wrote:I got my EVGA 460 GTX last week and it's been deathly quiet.
anamericangod wrote:Stumbled across this thread randomly. I've been using a 4850 since release day, and the noise and heat are terrible as countless other users have mentioned.
As I've upgraded over the years, I've tried to get the most quiet parts available, even if it meant sacrificing a little bit of performance or not being able to overclock that much more. To me it's worth it.
I think I am going to pull the trigger on the Gigabyte model of the GTX 460, and I will post again here when I do. External exhaust isn't an issue as I'm using a P180 with plenty of exhaust, and right now the loudest part of my system is the 4850 and the Intel stock cooler.
tanker27 wrote:So does anyone know of any aftermarket coolers that work on the 460? My 460 sounds like a weed eater under load.....certainly a step backwards from the gtx 275 I replaced. (BTW its a Galaxy, I got a great deal on it at fry's...so it was hard to pass on)
morphine wrote:I got a Gigabyte GTX 460 OC (1GB) today. Jebus this think *really* is freaking quiet.
anamericangod wrote:morphine wrote:I got a Gigabyte GTX 460 OC (1GB) today. Jebus this think *really* is freaking quiet.
These became available just moments ago. Supposed to be the most quiet as well as the most cool of the 460's.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814134117
I'm trying to decide which I want first: One of those, or a Corsair 700D. Or wait until the ATI/AMD 6000 series...
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