XFX R9 380 4GB vs MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

shakree28

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I am currently using the R9 380, and the sound is really bugging me when its on full load. And sometimes the driver keeps on crashing on certain games I play with ultra settings. I'm trying to switch to gtx 960, as I heard the quality is quite on par with the 380 (maybe, i'm not really good with the hardwares). the gtx 960 is said to be much quite then the one i own right now. i found a used gtx 960 (about 1.5 months age) at around 150GBP. Do you think I should sell my current card and go for that gtx 960? is it worth it?

ps; there is also Gigabyte GTX 960 (used for 5 months) at the price 130GBP, but i think i prefer MSI than Gigabyte.
 

shakree28

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Hello, my case airflow is pretty much like in the picture. I didnt install any additional fan atm.

http://postimg.org/image/khyw3rk17/
 

shakree28

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I am currently using this case atm..

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/minitowercases/nov-stelth.html
 

shakree28

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okay I ordered 2 case fans today, let's see how its going tomorrow..thank you
 

turkey3_scratch

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Yeah that'll certainly keep your card cooler and quieter. Just for example, I added two exhaust fans to my case and dropped my R9 390 temps from 90C to 70C and fan speeds from 100% to 40%. Pretty significant jump.

For the drivers, are they updated to the latest version? Perhaps you could try a reinstall?
 

shakree28

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hey i installed 2 new exhaust for the pc...but the fan somehow spins at max even at low temperature. tried to use speedfan software to monitor it but the cpu temp is showing super high temperature. its normal if i use the cpuid tho...

http://postimg.org/image/x8n1q6off/
http://postimg.org/image/vtq2f7cq3/

update: my computer reached 68 db noise....thats too loud right?
 
My XFX 380 don't have this problem. Are you sure it's the GPU, and not the PSU or the CPU fan causing this?

The loads I put on it are far heavier than any game would be able to put on it, and I don't have to change the fan RPM anything higher than 40% (dead silent), and it won't crash. It's a somewhat confined space, the case only exhaust fan is a 90mm fan, no intake fan.
 

shakree28

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ah maybe im wrong...i'll try to turn down the cpu fan to hear if the gpu makes the sound
 

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