I bought the gigabyte 280x oc version some time ago now and I'm really getting tired of the noise the fans make.
Right now (26C room temp, I guess it's about 79F), when idle the fans are making a lot of noice. I am on my other computer right now, but as far as I can remember the fans run about 2000rpm almost all the time (when idle).
When gaming, it's like a jet engine. Now I don't expect it to be like a whisper when I play BF4 or any other game that requires a lot of GPU power, but it would be nice if it could run quieter at least when it's idle.
My computer case: Fractal Design Define R4 with 2 fractal fans in the front and one back for outtake.
The question: Are there other cooling options that are quieter with the same or better performance?
I would like to hear about your experience with the card. :)
TLDR: 280x oc windforce fans are louder than my vacuum cleaner. Any alternatives?