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Replacing GTX 970 GPU fans for silence

My Zotac GTX 970's fan are too loud, I wish to only replace my fans as I plan on reselling when pascal comes out. The image is the top of my card. Link also here.



There is a mini pwm splitter for the two fans that go to the actual mini pwm port behind the shell

When I held down the fan to stop it to see if the noise was the gpu fans, the software reacted by making the other fan run at 100%


I originally wanted to put the slim profile 92mm Noctua fans on there, but I don't think it will let the air expel out with the Zotac fan shell cover. I could be wrong.


Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I ziptie Noctuas on the heatsink?



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If you replace the fans yourself you'll have a much harder time trying to resell it in the future. If you plan on selling just wait it out.

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I would take out the Noctuas and put back the old fans, making it stock again.

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1 minute ago, Shad_Stang said:

I would take out the Noctuas and put back the old fans, making it stock again.

OP is asking if he should put Noctuas in, as in he hasn't yet. 

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