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Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!

Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« on: January 02, 2011, 02:50:59 am »
Hi again everyone!

Ok, New Years day here and couldn't resist a super deal on GTX 460.

I hope to install this bad boy tonight.  My questions:

Does anyone here have advice for an aftermarket GPU fan/cooler on the GTX 460?  Several reviews are mentioning that the fan is a bit loud so I am looking at the different options that might be available to make this card quieter.

Thanks,

Soar
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 08:07:36 am by runn3R »
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Re: Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 11:50:08 am »
Hi Soar,

To be honest it is a perennial problem with a lot of GPUs nowadays and most of them tend to get a bit noisy when under load. There are quieter options but of course it depends on how far you want to go.

You could always watercool the card (alone or with the rest of the system) or if you wanted to air cool still personally I would go for a modding option and remove the existing fan and use a larger dedicated case fan via some flexible trunking. That way it would be using cooler air from outside the case and because of the larger volume at a slower speed be much quieter.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 08:07:58 am by runn3R »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
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Re: Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 04:10:05 am »
Hi Soar,

To be honest it is a perennial problem with a lot of GPUs nowadays and most of them tend to get a bit noisy when under load. There are quieter options but of course it depends on how far you want to go.

You could always watercool the card (alone or with the rest of the system) or if you wanted to air cool still personally I would go for a modding option and remove the existing fan and use a larger dedicated case fan via some flexible trunking. That way it would be using cooler air from outside the case and because of the larger volume at a slower speed be much quieter.

DM,

Thanks for the great ideas.  Ok, can you please send me a pic of a dedicated case fan via flexible trunking so I can have an idea how to go about this new adventure?  I have understood your words but I need some pics to so I can better grasp how to make this work.

Thanks,

Soar
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 08:08:12 am by runn3R »
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Re: Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 07:53:55 am »
Hi Soar,

Sure thing I will do. Probably the cheapest, easiest option for you and not too much of a mod job.
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i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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Re: Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 12:59:27 pm »
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 08:09:01 am by runn3R »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Seeking good advice and suggestions on my new GTX 460!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 06:19:24 am »
Hi Soar,

Sure thing I will do. Probably the cheapest, easiest option for you and not too much of a mod job.

I totally agree...now the only thing I need to do is get the 460 working!
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« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 08:09:13 am by runn3R »
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

 

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