Best passively-cooled card?

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  1. Linkiboy
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    I did a litle test and it seems that my graphic card is making the most noise, and since I don't game much I want to downgrade.

    Whats the card that doesn't use a fan? Would it be 8400GS? If so, should I wait for 9400/9300 series?
     
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    There was a Geforce 7950GT with passive cooling made by XFX

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    I brought a x1950xt and the fan was really loud so i brought a Accelero S1 http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=147 works brilliant it is total silent you could get a aftermarket cooler and fit it yourself it not that hard to do.

    My x1950xt with the cooler fitted.
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    Well, I'm in a dilemma, and without going into why, please only post graphic cards that are powered only by the PCIx16 slot. Which is why I stated 8400GS, I'm trying to cut down on power usage (since its a bitch to upgrade my PSU, but I'll do it some day.
     
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    Then get that, or get 8600: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126985
     
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    I remember seeing that there was a passively cooled HD3000 ATI card... forgot which model though... I think it was an HD3850. But since you don't game much, probably a passively cooled 8600 would do (if they exist), although a passively cooled ATI HD3000 card would do much better in terms of performance and value.
     
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    There are passively cooled 7600gs's and x1650 pro's for really cheap.