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    Posted: 06 Aug 2012 at 6:31am
My ATI(AMD) XFX 5870 Reference Cooler fan has seized after 2 1/2 years of use.
Looking for suggestions for a comparable replacement or slight upgrade.
Gaming on 23" 1920X1080.  The rest of system specs are in signature.

Yes I know an after market cooler is also an option.

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Edited by Buck - 06 Aug 2012 at 6:33am
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2012 at 10:21am
I would search Newegg for 5870 coolers.  After market coolers pop up from $50 - $150.  Any chance the card is still under warranty?   If so a RMA might be the cheaper route.
 
When you asked for comparable replacement I'm assuming you meant the cooler.
 


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2012 at 10:29am
If you meant a card replace, then the HD 7850 for about $230 is very close if not a bit better in performance I believe.
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  Quote Buck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2012 at 1:32pm
Sorry, Yep I meant replacement card.  Guess thats what I get for not proof reading my own post.  
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2012 at 2:28pm
Not a problem.           After I thought about it, I figured that was it. I can't link from this tablet so google   Anandtech gpu bench....go to gpu2012 and select any two cards to compare.   The 5870 is there.    Good luck.   
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2012 at 7:09am
Here is a link to the AnandTech Bench test.

AnandTech Bench Test

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  Quote Buck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2012 at 3:49pm
Thanks for the replies so far gents.
AnandTech was a good read.  Makes me realize that I need to make more money if I want that Radeon 7970 or GTX690.

I got lucky.  On a whim I stopped by a little local Computer Repair shop.  They had a non working card that had the fan I needed.  They were willing to cannibalize and I got the fan for $10.  So I am back up and running. 

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2012 at 4:02pm
$10 is lots better than $200 plus.   Glad it worked out.
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