Thanks will have a go at overclocking and getting a 970gtx and some more ram :)
Umm you can do that, but the fans will still blast.
Was hoping a later model graphics card wouldnt need to blast as much? The 6970 was running at 90 deg c
I have a GTX970, it runs quite cool, only gets up to ~75-80 after an extended gaming session. Fans turn off when not gaming or only doing light duty as well.
Actually up until a boxing day upgrade, I was running an i5 2500k, 8gb RAM and the GTX970, if my 2500k hadn't started to exhibit signs of failure I would still be running it. Overclocked to 4.2ghz it handled everything I threw at it without issue. Only really CPU intensive games were starting to show any signs of bottlenecking.