Originally Posted by Woody59
I know this thread is for non reference coolers, but does anyone still have their Gainward GTX 460 1GB fan (and shroud if one unit) that they'd sell me? I've snapped a couple of blades off one of my 460's and would ideally like to replace it as noise isn't too much of an issue (wear headphones when gaming). I've rma'd it but it looks like it won't be replaced (no surprise). They said they'll send it to Gainward on my behalf, but I don't want to wait possibly weeks for the sake of a fan! I'm in the UK so if anyone's about who could help me out i'd be extremely grateful!!
I looked briefly for what a recommended replacement fan, or who makes the fans, but no dice on short notice, and the missus don't want me on here all night as it's the weekend, and well... I don't either, 'cos it's the weekend
That said, I found someone with a similar issue, did you say you snapped the blades, or did you say that they snapped? Apparently, the fans are a little poorly made, and if you've more time than I do to look for a second hand one, Palit and Gainward are the same company essentially, everything except the shroud is the same, so the fan will be the same, I think XpertVision may also have the same fan.
If I were you, I'd re-apply for the RMA and hope someone different see's the second RMA request, as a few people have had the fan blades snap:- http://forums.overclockersclub.com/i...owtopic=179074
Also, go straight through Gainward, and see what they say if the retailer you got it from is being slow about it, or if you did it via e-mail to your retailer, phone them and hope you get someone else, demanding they replace it (do they have 28-day cover or anything?) saying the fan blade snapped under gaming. If that fails, try Gainward yourself:- http://www.gainward.com/main/support_detail.php?id=9
You also have the option of a cheapish 3rd party cooler, as it uses G92 fitment AFAIK. Edited by EvoBeardy - 10/9/10 at 12:37pm