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GPU/CPU fanspeed and power consumption
Maydaygeneration three hybridRegistered Userregular
I own a Gainward nvidia gtx275, a rather monstrous card with an even more monstrous custom cooling system (accelero extreme gtx pro).
I bought this card specifically for gaming but I don't really play much these days, it's mostly just browsing the web, drawing in photoshop and watching movies.
I have a power supply with half-passive cooling (tacens valeo III 500W). It's great as long as the fan is off... so here's my question: if I replace the GPU with a cheap old one (with passive cooling as well), will the power consumption decrease significantly and thus lower the temperature of the power supply? Or is the power consumption of my current GPU equally low as long as I'm not playing any games (bar the amount of power used for the 3 GPU fans, which I don't suppose is significant).
Also if anyone can recommend me good fan to replace my current 139mm one, I'd be very grateful. Or maybe a 140mm will fit? Those are much easier to get and there's a much bigger selection.