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So I've got a E758-A1 (as you may have gathered), and the fan on it isnt exactly effective.

I have a spare 50mm fan that I'd like to put on to replace it, but there's on sort of regular screw hole to mount it with that I know of. Does anybody have any experience with replacing the fan on this motherboard?
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Cant you just pop out the old one out of the prastic shroud like thing and replace it?
    
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post #3 of 11
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Cant you just pop out the old one out of the prastic shroud like thing and replace it?
No, its a weird fan. Its really thin and it blows the air out sideways, much like a single slot cooler for a GPU.
The screw holes for the plastic shroud are on the top of the heatsink, too, so I cant just use those.
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Use hot glue?
    
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Use hot glue?
I don't think using hot glue to attach a fan on a $280 motherboard is a great idea.
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Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
I don't think using hot glue to attach a fan on a $280 motherboard is a great idea.
I've got an idea. Send eVGA a support ticket asking them how to mount a new fan if you don't like the help Mr. Krogoth is giving you.
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post #7 of 11
You could always try and fabricate a bracket out of metal or wood. It would kinda look like a "U", one side connects to the heatsink and the other connects to the aftermarket fan.
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post #8 of 11
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I've got an idea. Send eVGA a support ticket asking them how to mount a new fan if you don't like the help Mr. Krogoth is giving you.
No need to be rude.
Besides, EVGA doesnt directly support the installation of 3rd party items, and I bought it used so I cant send them a support ticket either way.
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post #9 of 11
Then ghetto rig it onto there.
    
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
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No need to be rude.
Besides, EVGA doesnt directly support the installation of 3rd party items, and I bought it used so I cant send them a support ticket either way.
No, but you can email them and request replacement parts. On your dime of course.

You have a few options, take the fan apart and read the model number, find similar fan and replace.

Ghetto rig it to work.

Get a replacement from EVGA.
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