My XFX Radeon HD6870 sometimes wants to be loud, sometimes it's variable, sometimes I don't even notice it is there.
But the thing is, it does this throughout the day, when I may doing nothing other than surfing, watching a movie, etc. It doesn't need to be loud sometimes.
What I was thinking, is getting a passive cooler and call it a day. Although, there aren't that many options out there, that I can find.
I've been looking at this one: http://www.arctic.ac...ro-s1-plus.html
I know there are others, but I'm not aware of any others.
If you just say, can't you just quiet it with speedfan or like program, I'm on Linux Debian Wheezy. Believe me, I've tried everything.
I only play minecraft these days, may get into Steam later on, but I'm not into things like Battlefield or anything. Might just get a Steambox.
(that topic above is supposed to say 'quieter')