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The cooler should fit on the card. The VF3000 cooler for the 470 and 480 are identical, and come with (frontplates, it's like a backplate but goes on the front of the card underneath the cooler on top of the ram/vrm) that are unique to the reference design of the cards. But you'll need to figure out 2 things, which I'd help with but it's bath/supper time for my kids.
1. You'll need heatsinks on ram/vrm and such (you'll have to make sure you cover everything you need to). You could probably buy the Arctic Cooling Acelero Plus GTX 470 ramsink kit, but I don't know about the distance between the fins of the cooler and the ram/vrm.
2. Make sure you know the distance between the fins on the bottom of the cooler and the stuff on the pcb you're trying to put heatsinks on. You can dremel the little heatsinks down to size, seems like it would be a pain to me.
Hope that helps a bit.