8800 GTX not loud at all

They make noise, too.

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Post by Jiggs » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:25 pm

http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=235


this post shows it only takes a small dremel mod to make the card fit. and it does not really harm any functionality of the case.

which is very good. as its still the most likely setup ill be going with.

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Post by tima » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:42 am

notareal wrote: I was quite buzzed about temperatures with the card. It seems that heatsink airflow has really bad design. Even the cooler is two slot model and is supposed to exhaust warm air, most if the air is actually blown inside the case from four oddly placed openings in cover of the heatsink. A little duck from those openings to empty expansion card slots helped a lot. My 8800GTS is now five slot model, lucky I had no need for PCI cards.
How did you make the duct? Do you have any pics?

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Post by Mikey » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:58 pm

You can buy the blocks seperately from danger den now as well.

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Post by notareal » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:29 am

tima wrote:
notareal wrote: I was quite buzzed about temperatures with the card. It seems that heatsink airflow has really bad design. Even the cooler is two slot model and is supposed to exhaust warm air, most if the air is actually blown inside the case from four oddly placed openings in cover of the heatsink. A little duck from those openings to empty expansion card slots helped a lot. My 8800GTS is now five slot model, lucky I had no need for PCI cards.
How did you make the duct? Do you have any pics?
Sorry no pics, but spotted quite similar solution. My duct is a bit larger, covers all empty slots and has no external fan.

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Post by tima » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:54 am

notareal wrote: Sorry no pics, but spotted quite similar solution. My duct is a bit larger, covers all empty slots and has no external fan.
Not bad. I do have one empty slot below the card, so something like that might work. Is there a recommended tape for this sort of thing? I might also try a slot cooler to actively exhaust the air.

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Post by notareal » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:57 am

tima wrote:
notareal wrote: Sorry no pics, but spotted quite similar solution. My duct is a bit larger, covers all empty slots and has no external fan.
Not bad. I do have one empty slot below the card, so something like that might work. Is there a recommended tape for this sort of thing? I might also try a slot cooler to actively exhaust the air.
Electrical tape is fine, but I did not use any tape. I did attach mine with two screw to pci-card holders.

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Post by CA_Steve » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:38 pm

qviri wrote:Aren't they going to have a new, more reasonably sized DX10 design out early next year?
Rumor is February for a 320MB version of the GTS for $300. :D

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Post by peterj » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:18 pm

Can you control the fan speed of a 8800 gts/gtx? Rivatuner, Expert tool or so.

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Post by notareal » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:07 am

peterj wrote:Can you control the fan speed of a 8800 gts/gtx? Rivatuner, Expert tool or so.
I have understood that with rivatuner you can. Anyway when I was testing sound levels of the fan with my duck, I used rivatuner in manual mode and it worked fine. I did leave controlling the fan for 8800 gts job as using a exhaust duck helped a lot with temp and fan speed ramps up now only when it really needs.

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Post by tg401 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:22 pm

Does anyone have their 8800 in an inverted case design. As in the fan ends up on the top side of the card?

I wanted an 8800 but I just bought an HIS X1950 because of the silent cooling, but when its mounted upside down, there is quite an annoying fan noise, like the fan is constantly catching or grinding on something. I know the cooler is made by Arctic cooling and I found this info about one of their other coolers:

"The impeller will sit on the bearing in case of using the cooler top side up what doesn't lower the service life but can increases the noise level."

So my question is, will this be the case with any fan or does it depend on the type of bearing used? If anyone has the 8800 upside down, can you let me know how it sounds. Thanks.

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Post by Janzki » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:52 am

CA_Steve wrote:
qviri wrote:Aren't they going to have a new, more reasonably sized DX10 design out early next year?
Rumor is February for a 320MB version of the GTS for $300. :D
February 12th and $299, to be exact. :D

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Post by CA_Steve » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:53 pm

Janzki wrote:
CA_Steve wrote:
qviri wrote:Aren't they going to have a new, more reasonably sized DX10 design out early next year?
Rumor is February for a 320MB version of the GTS for $300. :D
February 12th and $299, to be exact. :D
yay!

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Post by JazzJackRabbit » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:21 pm

Janzki wrote:
CA_Steve wrote:
qviri wrote:Aren't they going to have a new, more reasonably sized DX10 design out early next year?
Rumor is February for a 320MB version of the GTS for $300. :D
February 12th and $299, to be exact. :D
Unless retail prices are going to be much lower than 300 I don't see any reason buying it over 640Mb GTS that go for $365 after MIR on newegg right now.

What I really want is for ATI to bring their 600 series chips which should bring some competition and maybe force nVidia to lower their prices. Couple of years back MSRP on 6800GT was $400, 12-16 months later you could buy 7900GT which is a much better card for 'only' $300.

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