MY GPU is Nvidia 560ti, from ASUS, and it has directCU II cooling. I think the temps are quite ok (max 70-75 on load), but the card is just way, way too loud. If my PC is at idle noise is ok, but whenever I play any game, my GPU turns into jet engine... The noise is similar to noise on this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j8Y8A_Xm4w
That awful sound is the reason I started to hate games and everything else that makes my GPU hot..... So I finally decided to do something about it, and I found this place
I have a few dilemmas on what/how should I try to solve this problem. First, do I buy new cooling (I was considering arctic twin turbo II) or do I just change those awful fans on my GPU (passive cooler looks good to me, so maybe changing and mounting new fans would do the trick) ???
I found this topic:http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=63034
with this image:
So I was thinking maybe I could do the same thing with my GPU, but I have a lot of questions like:
- I couldn't find any videos on DirectCU II disassembling - is it complicated, don't know how these current fans are mounted on the card
- I guess I should mount two PWM fans, but (as I can see) there is only one power source on GPU?!
- I don't know what size/type these new fans should be, should I go 2x120mm?
- Do these new bigger fans require more power than GPU connector can provide??
- Is it worth it? - bottom line - where I live, I don't have many options (quite a few hardware stores) so, I could buy 2 Noctua (or some other brand) 120mm fans for 20 euros and do this mod myself....or order arctic twin turbo II cooler which will probably cost me 50-60 euros..... So, I'm also wondering is it worth trying to change the fans...dont wanna end up spending 20-30 euros on fans, and still having to buy custom cooler...
I apologize for writing quite a long post, and also for my grammar (english is not my native language), and I look forward to any opinions and suggestions on my many dilemmas
If needed - my PC specs are:
MB - ASUS sabertooth x58
CPU - i7 950 with NH-d14 cooling
GPU - Nvidia (ASUS) GTX 560ti
PSU - Gigabyte superb 620w
2x4GB Kingston hyper x RAM
Case - Thermaltake V4 (one front intake and one back out, booth 120mm fans)