those are interesting options.
i don't think i want to deal with aftermarket heat sink, (though i think that the heatsink direction will be toward the bottom of the case so maybe I'll can still install it in the x16 slot)
a combination that the gpu fan will be off when no gaming, and start only at a specific temp. sounds good to me.
it's because personalty I'm not gaming, it's only my daughter, so if the gpu fan will be off at idle , i can live with it. and as someone said to me: "when you will be gaming you will hear the sound of the game and not the fan"...
are those programs you mentioned complicate to use and control?
as for the link you gave me (which refer to the 650 ti) i hope that the regular 650 will act the same.
this asus looks good though i read that msi 650 works relatively cool and silent, but i didn't' compared to the asus.
doe's the asus works fan off when not gaming, is it's build in option, or i'll can do it with other cards/brands too?
about "the 650 isn't very powerful" , i can say that he is beyond our needs.
btw my current temp. , without gaming, is around 25-27 c . (didn't checked in summer...).
so i ask myself why can't i use a fanless gpu.
the thing is that if my choice will be the gtx 650 or hd 7770, the 650 as far as i know doesn't have passive option.
the 7770 doe's have one http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sapphi ... 15927.html
but they don't sell it in my country and and i didn't found it even in the web.
so i think I'll have to choose between going to a weaker card ( like 6670, 7750) which have available passive models , or cards like gtx 650 or hd 7770 and 'play' with the fan control.
what is you opinion?
btw- what is "small delta" ?