Question GPU Fan noise/Flex

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I have a GTX 1080 (founders card) that I got when they first came out a few years ago. For the last few weeks I have been hearing a really loud fan in my system that wasn't there before. It only would happen for a few minutes right at start up but I always assumed that it was the cheap case fans that came in my corsair case. Well today I actually opened up my case to see what it was and it was actually my GPU. I pushed the GPU up a bit and it stopped doing it, so now I'm wondering what I should do. I took the card out, and put it back in and for now its fixed but I don't really want to risk burning out the fan. Has anyone ever had a solution to this before?

I saw some brackets on amazon that claim to fix this problem by pushing the card up. Do these work? Here is what I saw:
https://www.amazon.com/upHere-Graphics-Anodized-Aerospace-Aluminum/dp/B076GYL25H/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=gpu+bracket&qid=1550427380&s=gateway&sr=8-4

If the fan does go bad eventually how hard is it to replace? What kind of fan would you guys recommend putting on my GTX 1080. I would like to get a few more years out of this card.

I also included a picture of my case so you can see how the card sits in it. I think it doesn't help that the memory modules are pushed right up against the card.
View: https://imgur.com/a/EYTrG3h
 

uppercut4u

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try another pcie slot below so its not butt up to DDR? There are support sticks or brackets which in your case sounds like it would resolve the fan noise
 

xSamaru

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Also its natural for your fan bearings to go bad over time, my 290x whines unbelievably with 70%+ fan speed. Blower cards are hot so the fans run faster for a longer period of time. The degradation of bearings is natural if its the case.
 

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