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Well, the air vent on my HAF X broke one of the fins on my Twin Frozr II card, though I only ever found 1 blade there is clearly two blades missing on the fan. The entire card now makes this terrible rattling noise, but I found I was able to unplug the broken fan, which stopped the rattling. Obvious problem now is the heat and I am disappointed that I had to roll back my overclock. My stock card is actually cooler now :/

I am wondering what my options are. I am not particularly handy, but I don't really want to send the card in. I am sure they will want me to pay for it and if it happened once I am sure it will happen again. If I had known how fragile it was I would have just got a stock card, yet I really don't want to plunk down $70 on a new cooler as that was my sole reason for getting the TFII card.

I heard suggestions to superglue but I can't find the one blade now and again, there's another blade I never found. Is there any other way to get the fan to not rattle the entire card while running?


It's kind of a last resort but I've considered otherwise purchasing this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119133

But I've heard it needs to be glued to the card. What kind of glue works on metal?

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Personally I would get another cooler, or contact MSI for parts.

That fan might be able to screw on to the existing mounts you have, its plastic you would be gluing if you were going to glue it on.
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I'd have to agree with andrewmchugh.
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hmmm glue. well JB Weld works for metal but on a fan or the scale your dealing with NOT a good idea...

As the other poster said, spend the money on a new one..
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Save the JB Weld for when one of filling's fall out..
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That's the thing though. I read somebody tried asking them for parts and they said no. Additionally, I've been trying to call them for 15 minutes and the RMA department will not pick up the phone. It just rings and rings. Same with sales. I also emailed the RMA department days ago and they did not respond. I have never been so damn frustrated with a company. I would expect this from XFX, but I had only heard good things about MSI.

As far as the fan mounts, they look identical but apparently they don't line up from another post I saw on OCN. I just don't want to spend $70+ on a new HSF that takes up more space when it's a $10 fan that's broken.

EDIT: Got them to pick up after 10 more minutes. It'd be 45 and I'd have to send the card in. He told me they do not stock parts and I would have to look somewhere like Cooler Master or Thermaltake for another fan :/
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Originally Posted by Ceej View Post
That's the thing though. I read somebody tried asking them for parts and they said no. Additionally, I've been trying to call them for 15 minutes and the RMA department will not pick up the phone. It just rings and rings. Same with sales. I also emailed the RMA department days ago and they did not respond. I have never been so damn frustrated with a company. I would expect this from XFX, but I had only heard good things about MSI.

As far as the fan mounts, they look identical but apparently they don't line up from another post I saw on OCN. I just don't want to spend $70+ on a new HSF that takes up more space when it's a $10 fan that's broken.

EDIT: Got them to pick up after 10 more minutes. It'd be 45 and I'd have to send the card in. He told me they do not stock parts and I would have to look somewhere like Cooler Master or Thermaltake for another fan :/
Post a wanted thread, maybe someone wced theirs and will sell you it.
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Post a wanted thread, maybe someone wced theirs and will sell you it.
Need 35 rep, I'm a far cry from that (note: not asking)

I also tried emailing the fan manufacturor directly and didn't get a response. I'll probably end up buying a whole new HS/F it's just very frustrating as I bought this card for a reason and I've never done a VGA HS/F either.
    
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