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October 24, 2012 3:36:37 PM

Hey I'm looking for a quiet GTX 660ti and was wondering if anybody knows any cheap/quiet models. Idle sound is the most important for me as I sleep next to my computer.

At the moment I'm looking at

£214 Asus: http://www.ballicom.co.uk/90yv0362m0na00-asus-gtx660-ti...

£222 MSI: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-ti-oc-28...

£232 Gigabyte: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-660-ti-...


Any thoughts and comments would be much appreciated, thank you.

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October 24, 2012 3:42:27 PM

a lot depends on your case too. I have the MSI gtx660ti PE 2G edition and I can barely hear it at all. I have the hfx full tower case and even with all the fans in that i can barely tell that my PC is on. I O/C'd my vid card last night and in doing so cranked up the fan speed to 60% and I could then hear it but at normal speed in a similar case I doubt you'd hear anything.
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October 24, 2012 3:42:50 PM

a lot depends on your case too. I have the MSI gtx660ti PE 2G edition and I can barely hear it at all. I have the hfx full tower case and even with all the fans in that i can barely tell that my PC is on. I O/C'd my vid card last night and in doing so cranked up the fan speed to 60% and I could then hear it but at normal speed in a similar case I doubt you'd hear anything.
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October 24, 2012 3:48:31 PM

Gigabyte
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October 24, 2012 3:49:34 PM

Pretty much all 670s come quiet and cool outta the box. The power edition and Asus direct cu II models would be my choice. But do you plan on running multiple monitors
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October 24, 2012 4:22:37 PM

No, just a single 1080p display
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October 24, 2012 4:25:11 PM

battguano said:
a lot depends on your case too. I have the MSI gtx660ti PE 2G edition and I can barely hear it at all. I have the hfx full tower case and even with all the fans in that i can barely tell that my PC is on. I O/C'd my vid card last night and in doing so cranked up the fan speed to 60% and I could then hear it but at normal speed in a similar case I doubt you'd hear anything.



I start to hear my GTS 450 at around 55% fan speed, I could probably get away with setting lower fan speed profiles since it only gets to about 56c but since I'm gaming when it does reach thoughs temps i'm not too bothered.
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October 24, 2012 4:35:03 PM

I have a CM Storm enforcer case with a front 200mm fan and a rear 120mm with a CM 212 evo 120mm CPU cooler.
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October 24, 2012 4:35:14 PM

I can't hear my 660 over the case fan and cpu fan....not noisy at all, mines EVGA. Even at 100% my case fan is still noisier.
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October 24, 2012 5:00:00 PM

GTX 660Ti DirectCU II is the quietest look proof http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...
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October 24, 2012 5:10:43 PM

ASUS has the quietest cooling solution this general.
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October 24, 2012 5:21:22 PM

I agree with bigcyco. The direct cu II is a better choice and it matches your build!
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October 24, 2012 5:36:07 PM

I had to crank my volume up to hear most of them

The Asus is pretty temping at the moment, It's the cheapest of the 660 ti cards at £214 and the quietest. Should it overclock pretty well? I'm struggling to find any overclocking results on this card. The "DirectCU-II Standard" version

The £233 MSI 660 ti power edition has a 1019mhz base clock and a 1097mhz boost and some OC head room. (maybe about +2-300 memory clock and around +1-200mhz base clock)
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October 24, 2012 8:37:57 PM

By the looks of the review of Asus GTX 660 ti on the reviews on the link you sent they got a faulty board, they said it crashed 10 times and they sent it back to get a replacement.

It also goes on to say "we're not particularly confident in the benchmark results this board spat out." the results was trailing behind the competitors boards (even thoughs at the same clocks)
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October 24, 2012 10:05:16 PM

mikes1992 said:
By the looks of the review of Asus GTX 660 ti on the reviews on the link you sent they got a faulty board, they said it crashed 10 times and they sent it back to get a replacement.

It also goes on to say "we're not particularly confident in the benchmark results this board spat out." the results was trailing behind the competitors boards (even thoughs at the same clocks)
Well i never listen to toms hardware reviews but it's up to you i just never end with results like they claim i don't understand why but anyway you might be interested in these reviews http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/asus-...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

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October 25, 2012 12:10:28 PM

Thanks everybody :D 
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October 25, 2012 12:11:40 PM

Best answer selected by mikes1992.
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October 25, 2012 12:11:57 PM

No problem your welcome! :) 
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October 25, 2012 8:57:35 PM

Just ordered the Asus card... Hope it's not mislabeled! £217 is extremely cheap for an Asus GTX 660 ti lol... although the Model number is right and I actually bought my entire system from the site due to low prices! :D 
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