Does anyone know how much power the RED Rocket card uses?
When it's installed my Mac Pro sounds like a jet plane and at one point Deanan pointed out that the card is drawing so much power that the internal power supply turns up its fans to cool down the system. I just pulled out the Rocket and installed a Quadro 4000 in the same slot (16x) and the noise disappeared completely; the Mac Pro is silent again. Even if I push the Quadro to the max for 20 minutes there's no increase in fan noise - at all.
So - I'm thinking the Rocket's fan might have had a problem with it's fan when I bought it. One thing came to mind, though: If the Rocket draws more power than the Quadro 4000 then why doesn't it have it's own power cable going to the motherboard - just like the Quadro?
Hopefully someone can shed some light on this :-)