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July 25, 2012, 08:21:06 PM
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Hey , guys i buy this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131446 a couple of months ago, yesterday one of the fans stop working, its just death (smell like a burned fan  Sad ) anyways i need a replacemente maybe a whole fan kit or something, any ideas?
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July 25, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
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I'm just going to copy paste what I said in an earlier thread about fixing busted fans. It may breathe new life into your fans, or they may be done and need replacement.

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Not necessary to replace the fan. I just bought a 5970 for $200 shipped that had a bad fan making loud noises too. Do what I do and take the sticker off the face of the fan and drill a TINY hole about 3-4 mm offcenter. Stop immediately when you feel the drill fall through. Put in about 5-7 drops of 3-in-1 multipurpose oil, wipe up the excess really good, replace sticker (or put a small piece of packing/invisible tape on the hole if there is no sticker or the sticker is ruined). Hand spin it a couple dozen times. Bam, you have a fan that performs as if it were new. 

This works for reference blower type fans, or the regular fans on non-reference cards (or any other DC computer fan really). Done this to about 6 different fans so far, all work like a charm.

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July 25, 2012, 11:14:26 PM
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well, i try the last resource and ask Powercolor if they could sell me one of those complete fan case or maybe point at some third party fan that i can use.. well in less the 2 hours got the aswer,  they just ask me my address for shipping the replacement  Grin hope they dont play with my feelings Tongue
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July 26, 2012, 07:24:33 AM
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i hate non-reference cards

ziptie a 120mm fan on that shiz

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July 26, 2012, 08:44:44 PM
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i hate non-reference cards

ziptie a 120mm fan on that shiz
That's my suggestion as well.  Take the shroud off so you get better cooling, but if one fan still works, throw a 120mm on top of the whole shroud.

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July 28, 2012, 11:35:10 PM
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I am starting a Phantitox Fan Club. Fees are 1 BTC and are to be paid at the first day of the month.

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July 29, 2012, 09:58:11 AM
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I am starting a Phantitox Fan Club. Fees are 1 BTC and are to be paid at the first day of the month.

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