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Well my loved 8600gts that I win in a freebie died yesterday. The fan has cracked and now I hope the former owner will help me rma to evga. I pmed but haven't gotten a reply yet but I'm not concerned. Will post pics later if wanted.
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Sucks.
    
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Darn, can't you buy a replacement fan? Or does it have to be RMA'd?
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Or... you could upgrade!! If you want something low end like your 8600 GTS, try this GTS 250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-513-_-Product

$55 and almost 2x faster than your 8600.

OR... I recommend you get a gtx 460...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202

2x faster than the gts 250!
    
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Why not getting an old 8cm fan and slapping it on the heatsink? O.o
   
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Well I'm unemployed so buying anything right now is out of the question. And it has a lifetime warranty so if I can rma I will. I'm not even certain that the cars is functional. :/
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post #7 of 8
If you can't get in touch with the original seller just zip tie an 80mm fan on it. I actually have an 8600GT and the fan died, so I removed the shroud and used twist ties to attach an 80mm fan.

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Originally Posted by -Allen- View Post
Or... you could upgrade!! If you want something low end like your 8600 GTS, try this GTS 250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-513-_-Product

$55 and almost 2x faster than your 8600.

OR... I recommend you get a gtx 460...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202

2x faster than the gts 250!
Don't do it!! The Zotac 460 1GB is the worst in it's series, really loud and hot (not such a bad thing in other contexts )

But seriously, the DVI port is blocking the exhaust vents..

If you were to get a new budget card just get a 5830 for $110 shipped, best budget card in it's range atm.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102878
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Quote:
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Why not getting an old 8cm fan and slapping it on the heatsink? O.o
Seems like your best option if you can't RMA.
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