How do I get a Cool and Silent ATI HD4850

Hello

I have a non-overclocked Asus HD4850. When I run some games on high settings (Grid, GTA4), the graphics card gets really loud and hot (90C).

So I need to get a vga cooler to make it quieter when I'm playing a game.

I looked at some of the zalman coolers with the fan controllers and they are all like $50. And thats like almost enough for me to sell my 4850 and get a 4870 with a dual slot cooler, which should be quieter.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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  1. A good aftermarket cooler does cost money and Zalman generally makes good coolers.

    Dual slot video card which exhaust air out of the case does not automatically mean they will have quieter fans.

    It's your decision.
  2. if you have a decent sized case - id suggest the arctic cooling accelero twin turbo or accelero s1 rev2 with extra turbo fans both are ~30 dollars or so

    only the turbo fans on newegg so check out your usual stockist.
  3. This any good?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Akasa/Vortexx/

    I`m in the UK so I do n`t know where it can be (or if it can be) found in the US, it`s not showing on the Egg site, though.
  4. shadowclaws said:
    Hello

    I have a non-overclocked Asus HD4850. When I run some games on high settings (Grid, GTA4), the graphics card gets really loud and hot (90C).

    So I need to get a vga cooler to make it quieter when I'm playing a game.

    I looked at some of the zalman coolers with the fan controllers and they are all like $50. And thats like almost enough for me to sell my 4850 and get a 4870 with a dual slot cooler, which should be quieter.

    Thanks for any suggestions.


    Dude!!

    You want a Thermal Right GT-03 GT heatskink and a silent X fan. If you choose the right fan you can get your noise level down to like 9 or 11DB

    Yes 9 or 11DB.


    The others mentioned Zalman/ Arctic cooling & Akasa.......

    Zalman are ok quiet but are more for performance.

    Arctic are ok ish


    But what i like about silent X fans is that they have fluid bearings.

    The 9DB fan will get you 24CMF which will be virtually silent when playing games & the cooling performance will be better then the stock cooler on your GFX card.


    the 11DB fan will get you like 32CMF (most 92 mil fans that offer around 32 CMF are usually around 23DB)

    The name of the game is specs, if the manufacturer is not willing to flaunt the Decibel acoustic level on the specs of its cooling product then you know it can't be that great.

    http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp

    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/vga/hr03gt/product_vga_cooler_hr03gt.htm?art=MTQyMywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
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