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I have an HD6870 looking to upgrade or maybe buy better cooling

#1ChobitsMach2Posted 2/19/2014 10:25:28 PM
The fan recently died on it and I tried to replace the cooling unit.
I took a forum's suggestion and ordered this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426026
However, much to my dismay, it didn't fit on my card ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561 ) even though I gave them a link to my exact item.
I'm rather frustrated because I ordered that product thinking it'd solve my issue and it ended up being incompatible. I have been out of the hardware loop awhile and don't know what is out now and if it would be worth it to upgrade to a newer card, or spend some more cash on a fan for mine and ride out the life of this card.

Any advice anyone can offer would be much appreciated!
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#2ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 11:01:22 AM
Could someone recommend me a cooler that will actually fit that card please?
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#3Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 11:22:45 AM
Might be better just to get a new GPU, what's your budget to spend on it?
#4ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 11:25:07 AM
Thank you for your reply. I would like to keep it cheap if possible, though I can respect a nice price to performance ratio. Under $300, but if there is a great card in the $200 to $250 range I'd prefer that.
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#5Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 11:30:02 AM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
Thank you for your reply. I would like to keep it cheap if possible, though I can respect a nice price to performance ratio. Under $300, but if there is a great card in the $200 to $250 range I'd prefer that.


Gtx 760 would do you very well~
#6Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 11:34:03 AM
This model right here:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graphics-02G-P4-2765-KR/dp/B00DHW4HXY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392921211&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+760
#7ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 11:45:00 AM
Thank you very much for the recommendation! That card seems pretty bangin'
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#8Ep1taph303Posted 2/20/2014 11:47:47 AM
ChobitsMach2 posted...
Thank you very much for the recommendation! That card seems pretty bangin'


I have the 780ti ACX from EVGA so I can personally vouch for the awesome cooler it has.

And yeah, you'll be quite happy with that card. :-)
#9maybecallsPosted 2/20/2014 11:49:04 AM
I would upgrade the graphics card (assuming your CPU is decent).
#10ChobitsMach2(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2014 11:55:41 AM(edited)
Thank you so much :)

Is my CPU also in need of an upgrade? I have an i3-2120. I believe I'm stuck in the 1155 socket but don't some i5s fit that socket? I'm not really sure what to do with it.
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