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Hi all

Bought a h60 to mod my gtx570 with problem I have is my gtx has a backplate and to remove it I need some sort of star shaped screwdriver, which i do not have.

Can I just install the h60 on top of the backplate or do I need to somehow get it removed? I have some pictures of what I mean below.

Doh I can't upload a picture, damn iPad. Basically I can't get the sort of plastic plate removed as it has these odd shaped screws. I take it the fan mod won't work without that shroud removed?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx

I assume it's these bits ?

It's a quite common tool to find. A lot of manufactures use them to dissuade disassembling. Local hardware store should have one.
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Yeah that's the one, are these a generic size or am I best taking my gpu down to local store and comparing screw size?

I checked the contact between cooler and gpu chip and definitely gonna need to remove this shroud
post #4 of 26
Its not as generic as say a Phillips or slot head driver but take ti down to the store and compare. The best thing about hardware shops is that they usually don't mind you bringing a part to compare tool sizes or opening something to check. Heck if you are lucky like my local store they will let you borrow something or return it smile.gif
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Damn I'll take it down and hope I don't damage it! Thanks man
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It's not a car so go easy on it ha-ha. I hate torx bits as well because its common some places but most people just give up. Post back how it went.

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Can I just install the h60 on top of the backplate or do I need to somehow get it removed? I have some pictures of what I mean below.
as long as you can get the h60 to sit flush against the gpu die then yes.
it would be better if you left the plate as it also contains the heatsinks that would cool off the VRM's and VRAM.
do you plan to install aftermarket cooling on your VRM mosfets if you remove the plate?
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Can I just install the h60 on top of the backplate or do I need to somehow get it removed? I have some pictures of what I mean below.
as long as you can get the h60 to sit flush against the gpu die then yes.
it would be better if you left the plate as it also contains the heatsinks that would cool off the VRM's and VRAM.
do you plan to install aftermarket cooling on your VRM mosfets if you remove the plate?

Will he have to completely remove the vapor chamber cooler with the mod he is doing ? I see what you mean from the below

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570/images/cooler2.jpg
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To remove the complete plate assembly you will need T6 torx Screwdriver. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 26
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Will he have to completely remove the vapor chamber cooler with the mod he is doing ? I see what you mean from the below

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570/images/cooler2.jpg
well the "vapor chamber" would refer to the area in between the plate and the shroud.
so by thus removing the shroud to mount the h60 he is removing the vapor chamber.
this makes no difference tho as long as the heatsinks which are on the opposite side
get some kind of airflow. this can be done by leaving the stock fan on just on a low RPM
(would kinda negate the purpose of the mod leaving it on full blast lol)

when i did the mod I HAD to remove my heatplate because it had obstructions
preventing me from seating my h60 flush against my gpu die.
i had to buy aftermarket forged copper heatsinks for my VRM mosfets.
i just left my VRAMs bare because alot of cards already do stock.
you can view this in my thread in my sig.
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