said by Krisnatharok:
.......... It's also possible that depending on the manufacturer, they sell the OEM fan as a replacement for much cheaper (or they sell it on Newegg/Microcenter/FrozenCPU/Amazon). Do you know what the fan's specs are?
unfortunately I do not know the specs on it. the exact model of the card I believe is the ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512. doing this from memory though. I really don't care how big a fan it has on it, it is pretty much the only expansion card in the computer, and the case gives it tons of breathing room.
I have also considered this : Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 PLUS
I'm also considering the Logisys you mentioned as well.
thank you for your input!