I'm considering the GIGABYTE Geforce 7300GT. I do no gaming at all. Some of the reviews on newegg mention this card gets hot. It has a large heat sink with heat pipes (no fan). Should heat due to high power requirement be an issue if I''m not pushing the card? I was considering the 7300LE for $30 less but everyone here keeps saying to get the GT instead. I will but I just don't want to add the heat in the case. Can I expect it to not generate much heat if idle to low usage?
I read where this card pulls 19 watts at idle where the 7300le only pulls 9 watts. At peak the cards arre 16 w and 49 w repectively although I don't expect to push them like I said.