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I'm thinking of giving my pair of 5770's a new shade of color. None of the after market coolers really do a better job than the stock one and i really cant justify the expense of buying new coolers for my cards for the sake of a few degrees.
Sooooo, anyhoo, i was thinking about the practicality of removing the rubbish artwork XFX plastered all over, giving it a light sanding and spraying it in my own custom paint color.
Any ideas on what effect it'll have on the coolers performance?

Im thinking of going with black all over and orange fan and maybe orange stripe, I'm a pro model builder and computer nerd so im not asking how, im just curious as to what people think??

Obviously i'll log my progress on here for anyone whos interested
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Do it, and post a log. Just for the love of all things silicon, don't sand the PCB.
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If you only sand and paint the plastic, then it wont really change anything performance wise. Just don't paint the heatsink parts.

Maybe post a pic of the cooler in question?
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Painting the plastic shroud and fan will have no effect on the cooling (unless you do something stupid and "fill" the blades on the fan with paint )

However, Doing such will void your warranty with XFX. I have inquired with them on the same topic and they said they will only honor a warranty if the card is returned in the same condition as it was shipped out.

You might want to see if you can pick up some extra 5770 coolers (I might have one laying around here somewhere) and paint those instead.
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Yeah im not gonna paint the heatsink lol
Im gonna have to be real careful with the fan's internals, but i could probably get away with masking it off coz when its all back together you cant see the parts I'll have to miss.

The cooler i belive is called "phoenix" but dont quote me on that, its not the shroud one, its the same one ATI uses.......it sounds like a boeing 757 on full speed lol


Im not really bothered about the warranty anymore, i've had them for well over a year now so im pretty sure their out the warranty period.
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