Originally Posted by INSTG8R
I would think the Lightning may be able to do it a little quieter. The Sapphire from what I have read is the quietest of the bunch for non-reference coolers.
im not on the stock cooler but they all seem to hit around the same max you need zub zero to get higher out of 7970's but they avg around 1100-1250
Originally Posted by erocker
Not if he's on water
the stock cooler made my kids cry, its to loud
op if you like AMD get the 7970 but if you want the top card out right now get the 680