Hi Hexus users,
So got some of the parts ordered for my rig and I'm trying to keep it as quiet and cool as possible since its an mATX build. I've done a bit of a google search but I can't find much information about which of the numerous aftermarket coolers that board partners are using are the best ones to look out for - mainly the conversations seem to be about replacing the stock ones with third party ones from Zalman, etc. :S I'd rather just cough up a bit extra and get a card with a decent one fitted rather than fuss about buying and adding a better one.
I'm probably going to be looking at a 7950 unless the price/performance of the 670 is too tempting but is there a list somewhere or a generally accepted standing for these coolers in terms of acoustic and thermal performance so I can say for example: "that's the Asus card which is meant to be the quietest"? Even a review site where they test a number of these aftermarket ones together would be useful as I often seem to come accross reviews where they only use the refence cards, test across different models (geen/red) and don't do comparisons of the same model from different vendors.
Any help would be appreciated