Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Synchro, Apr 24, 2007.
Anyone using this card?
Is it totally silent, or just........quiet?
I'm always weary of silent GPUs, especially the recent power hungry beasts.
If you are looking for a silent solution I recommend investigating further with larger heatsinks, large slow rotating fans and a decent case that channels the air flow well.
The Antec P180 is a good choice, not as a HTPC though, as it is a midi-tower.
I've just ordered the Zalman 160B (my first none tower HTPC, my 3rd HTPC). So, I'm really trying to get this one HD and as silent as possible, without water cooling (cba with water).
The nvidia cards manufactured by Gigabyte with silentpipe are good, I have one.
read this review.... skip to conclusion if you wish. I have heard Gigabyte are bringing out silentpipe3 for use with the card you require.
"Silent-Pipe II consistently proved better than a standard active fan cooler in every scenario, and kudos to Gigabyte for engineering that."
hope this helps.
Really looking for an 8800 nvidia card which is silent.
That review is for the silentpipe technology more than the card, gigabyte will be doing the card you need with the same technology, they may do already.
I have the 640MB GTS version
And when not playing games (EG, Just surfing Net, Watching DVDs) the GFX card is silent, my Whole PC is silent thats using 1 80MM Exhaust fan, 90MM Zalman 9500 CPU Cooler, and a Corsair 120MM Power Supply
No fan on motherboard as it was optional on my EVGA board.
When playing games obviously it speeds up and makes noise however your not bothered as you have the volume cranked up
All in all ive got a very powerful very quiet HTPC
I'm currently selling a 6800 Gigabyte "Silent Pipe" card, so I agree with you. If they do a 8800 version, I'll deffo be taking a look at it
Although I don't know how well all that extra heat, that comes with the extra power will be handled? The 6800 never missed a beat, but thats not to say that an 8800 will be just as efficient. I'll wait for some reviews.
If anyone sees any reviews could they post the links here please?
What processor are you using?
Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
400GB Samsung Hard Drive (Bought a Seagate to use but was soo noisy i swapped it)
EVGA Nforce Board
Zalman HD160 Case (Black)
2GB Corsair memory
Apparently, these cards, in SLI need 1000w PSU for serious gaming!!!!!
Yep Vista Home Premium
And with the new drivers all my problems have gone, before the latest i was getting the driver not responding error in some games and in Power DVD when playing Blu Ray (Ripped To Hard Drive)
I use TheaterTek for DVD playback they just bought out 2.5 Vista compatible version and the quality on DVD playback is superb thats with using FDFShow for scaling the DVD 2X and using Blur and Noise reduction
All connected to my new Panasonic 37" PX70 plasma looks great
P.S if you have not got your DVD playing sotware theatertek is on offer for $40 ($30 off) with the release of 2.5 and its a big improvement over Power DVD and WMP for DVD playback well worth the purchase
Bit early for me, My new Hidef rig will be 2 - 3 months
The new case arrived this morning....same as yours
I love this case its superb, When ever i put my hands over the vents nice cool air is pouring out, on my old system with silverstone case it go so hot and the air coming out was always warm/hot,
I might actually be upgrading to a GTX soon myself, EVGA give you 3 months from date of purchase to upgrade to a faster card and they will give you 100% purcahse price back, the R600 is due in may and the GTX is bound to go down so i should get a free upgrade ive got just over 2 months yet before my 3 months is up
Yep I have a 7600GT and it has silentpipe2 which has recieved better reviews than the original slientpipe, i have heard the 8 series will soon have silentpipe3 which should do the job just fine as each edition is cooler than the last. plus not only are they cool operators, they look 'cool' too
Thats good news, if anyone sees any links for it post 'em here.
I'm using a Gainward 8800GTX and it def isn't silent. On the other hand it's not very loud either. This post probably doesn't help at all....sorry.
this is the highest passive card that I've come across http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1195.
I have read some reviews saying that the 8600GT is not that much of a leap up from a 7600GT though (some stats better, most worse) see hear http://legionhardware.com/document.php?id=637.
Been thinking about one of these, are they quiet?
Yes you barely notice them making any noise watsoever,
So anyone used the card in the thread title yet?
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