Suprim 3080 (or any suprim) fan replacement

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I am experiencing an issue with one fan on my Suprim 3080 where the bearings are making a grinding/rattling noise that is noticeable at higher RPMs. My card is otherwise great and I do not want to RMA and get a refurbished card over a single fan issue. I've inquired with Tom via email but no response for a week. Are there options for us even buying a single fan if necessary so we can replace?
 

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I am experiencing an issue with one fan on my Suprim 3080 where the bearings are making a grinding/rattling noise that is noticeable at higher RPMs. My card is otherwise great and I do not want to RMA and get a refurbished card over a single fan issue. I've inquired with Tom via email but no response for a week. Are there options for us even buying a single fan if necessary so we can replace?
Looks like you have to remove the Cooler from the PCB to get to the fans so depending where you live RMA to advios Warrant problems of replace and risk damage to the card that will not be covered by warranty. As if in USA you have the right to repair but if you break it doing that repair it is not going to be covered by warranty. You will also most likely have to get the FAN of MSI as there's not much chance of there being ones avail for sale from dealers yet.
 
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Looks like you have to remove the Cooler from the PCB to get to the fans so depending where you live RMA to advios Warrant problems of replace and risk damage to the card that will not be covered by warranty. As if in USA you have the right to repair but if you break it doing that repair it is not going to be covered by warranty. You will also most likely have to get the FAN of MSI as there's not much chance of there being ones avail for sale from dealers yet.
The shroud and fans come off from the front without needing to remove the cooler. I attempted it today and disassembled the fan and attempted to push some compressor oil into the bearings but they are still making noise. The good news is the fans are the same they've been using for years with part number pld10010b12hh so I can buy old stock fans and replace the fan blades on new fans or just replace the bearings at a minimum
 

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The shroud and fans come off from the front without needing to remove the cooler. I attempted it today and disassembled the fan and attempted to push some compressor oil into the bearings but they are still making noise. The good news is the fans are the same they've been using for years with part number pld10010b12hh so I can buy old stock fans and replace the fan blades on new fans or just replace the bearings at a minimum
That makes it easier then now just need to get the replacements. Should really order a set for mine as I prefer to have that kind of stuff on hand and not have to wait over a week for a delivery to be done.
 

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That makes it easier then now just need to get the replacements. Should really order a set for mine as I prefer to have that kind of stuff on hand and not have to wait over a week for a delivery to be done.
Sadly I found upon arrival that one fan branded PLD10010B12HH is not the same as another. Entirely different sized fan that didn't have bearing that could be removed and used in the 3080's. In fact I'm not sure how they could call it a ball bearing unit.
 

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Sadly I found upon arrival that one fan branded PLD10010B12HH is not the same as another. Entirely different sized fan that didn't have bearing that could be removed and used in the 3080's. In fact I'm not sure how they could call it a ball bearing unit.
So looks like you will need to get directly from MSI then I have the same problem Checked mine and while listed the fan shape in the pick did not quite match. Will have to Send the company a Email. to find a supplier.
 

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Bearing size is 8mm Outer, 3mm inner, 4mm height and there are two of them per fan. Looks like a common size. Going to order a bunch and give it a shot.

edit: Nice...Amazon has 10pc for 10 bucks, next day delivery...ABEC 7 is what I'm going for...there are some ABEC 1's...I don't think those are suitable for high speed applications like a fan.

Somehow I do not see speed being a problem is not like your GPU fan is going to go over 3.000rpm let alone 50,000rpm
 

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Didn't matter bearing is not the issue. New bearings didnt fix it. I notice it's worse if the card is sagging a bit. Using the included anti sag stand helps but only if I put so much pressure on the card it's actually flexing up at the end. I don't know what to do...msi turnaround on RMA will probably suck and newegg will just refund and with prices being over 200 more now I don't want refund..just want replacement. Really wish I'd just bought my card from microcenter.
 

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Back as I've now replaced the entire fan assembly. At least in my case it is NOT the fan. It certainly seems like it because you can stop the fan and the noise goes away, but you can also flex the card and it goes away. After some playing with the shroud and pushing on it, it seems like the shroud itself is what's rattling with the vibration of the fans. I'm going to attempt to disassemble the shroud and figure out where near the I/O plate the shroud is rattling and line it with some foam tape or something.
 

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Back as I've now replaced the entire fan assembly. At least in my case it is NOT the fan. It certainly seems like it because you can stop the fan and the noise goes away, but you can also flex the card and it goes away. After some playing with the shroud and pushing on it, it seems like the shroud itself is what's rattling with the vibration of the fans. I'm going to attempt to disassemble the shroud and figure out where near the I/O plate the shroud is rattling and line it with some foam tape or something.
Oh just seen this listed in my local PC online store along with other types that do the same
Also lots of different types on Ebay or Amazon.



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