iv just installed a radion 9800 pro into my p4m 800pro v2 m/b and have seen a outstanding difference in graphical capability upgrading from an on bord gfx, but my computer has become very noisy i very much doubt it is the gfx card. i think it is my psu, i am going to replace both cpu fan and psu to get a quiter com but i was woundering what would show the best results in lowering noise as i cant affored to do both at the same time. what would you recomend upgrading first
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It's probably the video card. Most come with small noisy fans. I use the fanless variety with extra large heatsinks, but you'll sacrifice some performance. I use smartfan for the cpu and a zalman fan mate II for the case fan on the rear. A few boards such as my old msi had a smartfan setting for the chasis fan header, but it's rare.