I'm in the process of building my first "solo" gaming rig in a very long time and was recommended this board as the goto place for hardware-related questions - so I hope you guys can help me.
More specifically, I'm after information regarding the noise levels of higher end graphic cards. My current pc is running with a radeon 4870 x2 card. The noise level of it has always bugged me, and now that it's time to replace the system, I'm looking for something more quiet.
Just to be clear: I'm looking for a higher-end card here, not a Crysis 2 killer, but something that won't die as soon as I load Witcher 2 ect. Price is not an issue whatsoever. However, I am not comfortable building a water-cooled system, since it's been a rather long time since I've fiddled with this stuff myself. I'm not looking for a "silent" or no-fan solution, just something that will stop my significant other from throwing stuff at me while I play