From what I see on tomshardware, the noise level from stock fan seems reasonable, quieter than other stock fans. But I am not sure how loud (or how quiet) 43dBA is. For those who are quick enough to have a 8800gt before it ran out of stock, Would you like to share your experiences?
Mine is 55 normal and 85 under load but my ambient temperature won't help. Also it's pre OC'd at 650 core 1650 shader and 950 mem so i reckon if i want to push it some more i'm going to need better cooling on it to take it down 10 degrees before i push it up again. I was thinking of the duo orb as i don't have much space before i hit my sound card. Anyone have one and can comment on it?