Hercules version of the 9700Pro has a nice and quite fan. You could ofcourse buy a Zalman heatpipe-cooler, that´s completly noiseless.
<b>EDIT:</b> The AIW 8700Pro does not use passive cooling.
<font color=red>I´m starting to feel like a real computer consultant.</font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Ghostdog on 01/29/03 03:56 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I have a Hercules 3D Prophet 9700pro video card and is really silent and cant be heard over the processor fan so I dont know if the orignal 9700pro is loud but hercules one isnt. But itll run from 357-400 bux mostly 400 is with 2 day delivery. I dont ship anything other then 2nd day I got tired of ground and awaiting 2 or 3 weeks.