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ATi 5770 case Remove??

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Ok guys so i just open my 5770 for the first time after maybe 2 years damn it was dusty! so i was wondering can i just take the top case off and let it run like that?? May sound crazy but just wondering (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447) that's the card i have not going to lie idle temps before me cleaning it were 56C now its around 41C :D 

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you could run it without the housing, but it would not work well at all. the casing is responsible for the direction of airflow through the card with reference designed cards.
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Yeah, the shroud on the graphics card is designed to vent air from the blower out the back of your case. I suggest you get a can of compressed air, remove the shroud and clean the card, and replace the shroud.
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