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Well, I'm a sucker for uniformity, and I've gone and screwed that all up with a Sapphire 6970 (red stripes/tubing on sides) and an Asus board (blue) + Corsair Vengeance ram (blue).

Any suggestions?

Heck, do I even have any options?
post #2 of 16
take the shroud off and paint it?
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take the shroud off and paint it?
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Originally Posted by Crystal_Castles View Post
take the shroud off and paint it?
Exactly.

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There is a guy on here at OCN that covered his shroud in black carbon wrap, because he didn't want to paint it. Looked awesome. And they sell sheets of blue carbon wrap on ebay super cheap. So, you could go that method. Of course, if the PCB is bright red, that might be more of a challenge.

My new card is black. The shroud and the PCB. And fits my black/white theme perfectly.
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post #5 of 16
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How challenging is it to remove/replace the shroud?

This is my first computer build, and while I plan on some case mods and possibly sleeving my PSU, as of right now I'm a mod virgin.

Any idea if there's somewhere to buy an aftermarket shroud?

I assume anything I do will void the warranty?
post #6 of 16
Most shrouds are just screwed on to the pcb and are easy to remove. Sometimes you have to remove the fan connection too. I would imagine if a company saw a painted shroud that they could deny any warranty coverage should you have to RMA in it the future.


You should link us to the exact card so we know what we are dealing with.
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post #7 of 16
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This is my card:
Sapphire Radeon 6970 HD 2gb

Here is an image I found (slightly different graphic on shroud, but same 'siding') that shows the side exposed when the card is installed. The red 'piping' is what I'd really like to change:

post #8 of 16
Yea so im in the same boat... its very easy to get off the shroud and paint it but doing so WILL VOID YOU WARRANTY. That's why i didn't do it...
    
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post #9 of 16
Yeah, have seen that card before. When you said piping I was thinking of copper piping from the heatsink. That shroud should be pretty easy to remove. It is a reference card so there might even be information online about removing it.

And you could still get the carbon wrap that I mentioned. Hell, you could apply that over the shroud without even removing it from the PCB.

Regardless, it is a very simple design and should be easy to switch out to a blue color scheme.
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Leave it. It will set it off
    
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