Cooling an ATI card

Hi guys,

I'm just trying to configure my new pc at pcspecialist.co.uk

I have kind of narrowed it down to two cards:
1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4890 PCI EXPRESS
1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4850X2 PCI EXPRESS

They are both quite similar in price, so in that regard I'm different. However, as far as I can tell from reviews both cards seem loud. I figured it might therefore be a good idea to use a cooling system to take off the pressure from the fans, I am offered the following cooling:
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER, £20
ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER, £50
COOLIT DOMINO A.L.C. CPU LIQUID COOLER, £70

Please give me your thoughts!

Or any suggestions for more quiet GPUs of similar standards? Nvidia any better in this regard?
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  1. All of those coolers are for CPUs, not the graphics card. As for noise, I don't find ATI cards objectionable at idle (my 4870x2s get a little loud under load though).
  2. want a quiet graphic card? then buy graphic card with passive cooling solution :D

    so far i've never seen 4870/4890 with passive cooling. but there are 4850 with passive cooling from gigabyte but you gonna need good air flow for your case to cool down the card:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2999

    maybe you can consider this:

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=216

    or this:

    http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-413.shtml
  3. All right, thanks for the input =)
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