Upgrade from 8800GT, Looking for quiet card

I'm wanting to upgrade my 8800GT + Athlon X2 5000 gaming combo, and need some opinions on what to do.

From what I heard the 4890 is the way to go, any owners want to comment on the noise from the card? I want something a good deal quieter than my 8800GT.

I know I'm going to need a new processor soon so how long should I wait for a new one and is it not worth it to upgrade my GPU until I get a new CPU with it?

How does the GTX 275, 4890, and 8800GT all compare sound wise?
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  1. The fans on the GTX 2xx aren't nessicarly quieter perhaps in a decibal test but it's definately not the vacuum cleaner pitch is on par with a PSU or CPU fan pitch.
  2. Well I would just like to know if the gtx 275 or 4890 is quieter than an 8800GT while a playing game with stock/auto fan.
  3. Some brands with aftermarket heatsinks and fans are supposed to be quite a bit quieter and run cooler. Check out different reviews of the Sapphire Vapor-X line.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102848

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/sapphire-toxic-hd-4890-vaporx-review/6

    An 8800GT with the stock heatsink and fan would be louder.
  4. Okay, as long as I can get a 4890 or 275 that is quieter than my loud 8800GT
  5. Yeah I do, thinking about getting the Phenom II X2 3.2GHz and overclocking to 3.8GHz.

    My speakers and Logitech Z5500 but I can't always turn them up very high and I can hear the fan blazing during quiet parts in games.
  6. On a stock for stock basis it will be about half or less as far as noise goes. The 9600gt and 8800gt's had some .... truly awful..... "hair dryer" fans on them. I don't use mine any more. The after markets are better yet but do throttle up once in a while.
  7. I had 8800 like you and I buy myself Sapphire 4890 with Vapor-X cooling which cools great and it is very silent. Hope I helped. See ya
  8. I'll look into that Vapor-X 4890. Thanks guys.
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