As far as I'm concerned I would get the fan, and also look for a manufacturer that offers a lifetime warranty. No such thing as being too cold.
I'm looking to upgrade my onboard Radeon X1200 video card with a Radeon 3450 card w/256Mb of Ram. I Know it's a lower end card but it seems to suit my needs. There are so many variations of the card to choose from - I just want to know if a fan or heatsink version would be best.
The component side will be right next to my PCI express 1X tuner card but nothing else on the other side. (it's Kind of tight) The system is a new Acer M1100-U1402A so I guess the cooling is pretty good. Would appreciate your advice.