Ordered the EK-FC480 and it came early this week for me to install on the recently purchased EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 CLASSIFIED Edition. This card runs pretty quiet up to around 50% fan speed and anything above that is audible. The noise was not bothering me as I have six high speed yate loons running, but it was more of the temperature of the GPU hitting 70-80C+ under 90% load. Playing BF3 the temperature was around the low 60s to mid 60s. Rig, temps & pictures after the break.
i7 920 D0 @ 3.6GHz
EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448
Idle Temps when I first installed the GPU Block was 25C at stock clocks and CPU temps were around 27C. When I OC’d the GPU to 900 Core, 1800 Shader, and 2270 Memory Clock the temperature rose about 5C on IDLE. Using EVGA OC Scanner with 90% load the GPU went up to 39C and CPU to around 33-37C with 17% average CPU usage. Temperature of the room when I took note of it I would like to say was maybe low 70s to high 70sF. Didn’t look to see what the exact temperature was, but I do remember hearing on the news it was 80F+ in various SoCal cities
The CPU temperatures are fine with me as that what was the temps I was getting during the summer and add 3-5 degrees if the day was really hot. Getting another rad is something that will be purchased by summertime to help balance out the temps and maybe lower them too.