just to amplify Arfster's comments..
I have the Gigabyte 8600GTS which is fanless. Yes, it works well, the GPU temperatures are quite reasonable. However, the heatsink puts out a massive amount of heat. The heat sink faces away from the CPU, and away from the exhaust fans in the case (rackmount). In order to get the heat out of the case, I'm going to waterjet a blowhole above the area where the vid card and the expansion cards go, and mount a Nexus 120 mm fan controlled with a zalman fanmate (hopefully will be inaudible). While I'm at it, I'm going to mod a hard drive enclosure that has 3 heinously loud fans, and the top of my rack enclosure to vent out heat from the receiver the same way.
one question.. what causes tearing?
i was watching Office Space with theatertek/Win XP..got some tearing when there was rapid headmovement in a vertical manner (at 1080P)
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