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Replacing gpu fans

hi, so after buying a new sound card, i went a few days without noticing my front panel connector was blocking my middle fan (gigabyte windforce x3 cooler)... and now the fan is whining like crazy, and creating a less pleasurable experience

so i was wondering, if i pick up a $5 80mm fan like such http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27657 would i risk burning it out? due to it being a different design and thus specs, or should i replace all three fans with the same model fan? (or just leave it on a really low fan profile hehe)
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    I would just go replace all three fans. Also how long is the heatsink? I'm assuming the 80mm fan wont cover the entire heatsink, which is why I recommend buying the three individual fans. However if two 80mm fans cover the entire heatsink then I would go for 2 of those fans if you can manage to mount it and secure it without it being loose.
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  3. socialfox said:
    I would just go replace all three fans. Also how long is the heatsink? I'm assuming the 80mm fan wont cover the entire heatsink, which is why I recommend buying the three individual fans. However if two 80mm fans cover the entire heatsink then I would go for 2 of those fans if you can manage to mount it and secure it without it being loose.


    yeah, i went ahead and tried attaching an 80MM fan i had laying around, unfortunately it's too tall and runs into my sound card, and the connector is a bit smaller than normal (which is easy enough to get around)
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