gigabyte radeon 9800 pro help

nojoy

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not to long ago i purchased a gigabyte 9800 pro from newegg and it was running fine till the fan in the heatsink stopped working. (sorry not trying to bash on newegg)
Friends tell me i can just buy like an overclocking heatsink and fan and replace the original manufacturer one.
I'm thinking tho can a pc case fan over the vid card heatsink keep it cool aswell? i mean its bigger then the one in the heatsink and can someone point to where i can purchase some nice fans or whatever cooling i need for the card. Plz help and thanks for your time,
 

scottchen

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I would recommend a Thermaltake Crystal Orb, or Vantec Iceberq4, they're very cheap, you can find them at newegg.

<A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
 

PukePile

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The vga silencer is dirt cheap only $15 here: <A HREF="http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/vid-21.html" target="_new">http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/vid-21.html</A> maybe even cheaper somewhere else.

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