Search found 7 matches

by pr0digy30
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD3650 (Actively Cooled) - Anybody "heard" it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

HD3650 (Actively Cooled) - Anybody "heard" it?

Was thinking of going passive HD3650 in the Dell I am working on... but the limited ventilation on the system has me worried. Looking at the Sapphire HD3650 (512MB DDR3) at NewEgg *CLICK HERE* or PowerColor HD3650 (512MB DDR3) at NewEgg *CLICK HERE* While some of the reviews say it is quiet. But we ...
by pr0digy30
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

If there is any intake on that thing, its that measly little piece at the front... *EDIT* The left side has some ventilation holes at the bottom, towards the back... nothing to write home about though. Heat build-up is a big concern.. unfortunately the passive ASUS card I am looking at has no review...
by pr0digy30
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Got unlazy... and grabbed some internal pics. Unit has 3 fans, 1 on the CPU (E2160), 1 for airflow and 1 on the PSU.

Overall
Image

Closeup of Slots
Image
by pr0digy30
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Here's am external shot off of the web...

Image

Will take some internal shots in a little bit, if you need them.
by pr0digy30
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Hmm, in that case it looks like passive is the only way to go. I'm just concerned about how hot the card will get in a stock Dell case. While definitely not going to be used for hardcore gaming... the occasional FPS will get used. Though having a 55nm process, I would imagine the GPU temps are much ...
by pr0digy30
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

The 3650 is looking to be the ticket...

Found this new passive 3650 from ASUS, price is right in Canada... but looks like it might not yet be available. Link Here

I am wondering if the Powercolor 3650 non-passive card might be another option. Seems to have a good size HSF on it.
by pr0digy30
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Don't laugh! Need cool/quiet card for Dell Dimension 530.

Family member picked a Dell Dimension 530 and is looking to upgrade the on-board video. Case is your "regular" sized Dell, not a slim version. Computer is going to be concealed in behind a false wall that has easy access and *plenty* of breathing room. This is done both to eliminate the visual aspec...