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 Post subject: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Just ordered one of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125357

It will replace a reference gtx 260 core 216(which is currently the loudest component in my case, excluding a seldom used optical drive.)

Anyone else have one?
I'm a bit concerned about the length, but figure I can just remove one of my HDD cages if necessary(the exact length wasn't specified on product page, one of the reviews says 10.5", other hearsay says 11.5").
Mainly I'm concerned about whether it's as quiet as it looks, I'll post again once I get it running.


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:55 am 
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gigabytes specs say 290mm aka 11.4173228 in


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:17 pm 
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in case anyone else was wondering, the card needs exactly 11 inches of clearance between the faceplate and the back of the card, in the p183 this means you need to remove a drive tray, but not the whole cage.(the official spec included the protrusion of the bracket)

it is also NOT silent under default fan profile, i'll have to tweak it and get back to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Hi I am considering the same thing but 6850, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814125353
I would like to know what you think of your 6870. Are you able to tweak it to run quieter? I am having trouble finding an upgrade around this price range (150-200 CAD) that will be sufficiently quiet and hoping to avoid 3rd party cooling. Besides this one I am also looking at the HIS IceQ


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 6870 w/ windforce cooler
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:35 am 
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May I suggest the MSI 6870 Hawk? I tried a 580GTX windforce 3x from Gbyte but I didnt like the product at all. Apart from the noise I thought the card felt very flimsy, unlike the quality of MSI's product (and Gbyte mobo's!).

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