I'm wondering about the possibility of swapping stock 40mm fans on a Gigabyte Windforce 5x cooler with something like 5 40mm Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX fans. Screwing the replacement fans on should be cake, however attaching them to fan headers on the card would be tricky, as GPU fans have different types of plugs.
Here's a photo of the stock fan plugs (looks like 4 fans are paired in combined plugs, and one is separate):http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/X/345093 ... Cooler.jpg
I could likely mod that to fit, but then I'd have to also know whether fan voltage supplied by the card is sufficient for the Noctua fans.
Anyway, do you think this is a plausible solution, or is it a lot more trouble than I think it should be?