Just got a MSI R7970, while load testing it was pushing 90 degrees. I'm looking for a quite solution to cool this, right now I've had decent success (78-80 degrees full load) with changing the fan curve (-5 degrees) and adding a push fan on the side of my case (-5 degrees) and an addition pull fan on top (-2 degrees).
The big problem with the addition fans are that they are loud. They're plugged into pwrfan1/2 so I have no speed control, but it seems like I'll need all the cooling I can get so I'm not sure if this is real issue.
Should I be looking for some pricey quiet case fans, or perhaps an aftermarket cooler for the 7970?
Thanks for the quick reply. I have been using afterburner to play with the profiles, but the gpu fan get very loud past about 65% power. Right now it's running at 67% with the two additional fans and I'm still at 80 degrees, before I got it down to about the same temp by running the gpu at 100%, but it sounded like a rocket taking off....