Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sticking with the Asus EAH3650 Silent Magic

So after a few days of working with the card and the drivers I think I got a good solution here. Driver installation was painless and the quiet of the card is great. The heat from the card raised the temp of the box about 10 degrees F, but I was able to mitigate that by installing a small case fan that came with the case (Antec NSK1380). I still would like to avoid putting in the case fan. The machine with the fan runs at 49C/120F and 55C/130C without the fan. The fan is quiet enough that I can ignore it especially with a radio playing. I hear the Thermaltake Slot Fan only runs at 21db, so maybe next time I order something from NewEgg, I'll get it.

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