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I had my Antec 620 modded to my 560 Ti 448 but now... In my huge smattering of parts I can't find the screws that go through to the heatsink in the for corners of the 9 holes that surround the chip.



I'm hoping there's other users who either have the card or remember seeing the card being broken down... kind of a long shot frown.gif

I don't know how long they are either! I can see the back of the card here at newegg but it doesn't help enough
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

Gah! I'm trying to sell this but if I can't attach the stock heatsink, looks like its' stuck with the Antec 620 D:
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I'll help you if you help me =D

I have an EVGA FTW edition and just yesterday took off the shroud and tried to that the huge black thing off. I can measure the screws when I get home, but mine were maybe a handful of millimeters long and they had a blue spot on the thread. The screws for the shroud (there is 6 for the shroud IIRC) are maybe 3 millimeters long and are even smaller than the screws for the black thing.

My question is, how do you take the black thing off? I want to replace my TIM, but even after taking all the screws out of the back I couldn't get the black part to come off.

Also, do you have any suggestions for how to add heatsinks to the VRMs and memory? Does the black object there act as a unisink for the memory and GPU? IIRC my VRMs don't touch the black thing and I was hoping to somehow cool them with the black thing on the card still.
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Already got it all off! I'm shipping it out soon.

I don't think you know what you're talking about when you say "IIRC my VRMs" they do!

If every single screw on the back is taken off, don't forgot those 9 surrounding the GPU! Those are what actually mainly hold the backplate there,

It requires some force to take it off. Try to kind of pry a little of each side before you do rather than just pulling up on one side until it comes off; don't want no disasters and sad faces sad-smiley-002.gif

Then you'll see that the backplate acts as a cooler for ALL those little chips underneath it. You're probably misguided in thinking your VRMs are not cooled because you're looking at the R46 or whatever labeled COILS which never have a heatsink on them on motherboards or GPUs.

Thermal pads are underneath the backplate, don't touch them to introduce oil or remove them.
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Already got it all off! I'm shipping it out soon.

I don't think you know what you're talking about when you say "IIRC my VRMs" they do!

If every single screw on the back is taken off, don't forgot those 9 surrounding the GPU! Those are what actually mainly hold the backplate there,

It requires some force to take it off. Try to kind of pry a little of each side before you do rather than just pulling up on one side until it comes off; don't want no disasters and sad faces sad-smiley-002.gif

Then you'll see that the backplate acts as a cooler for ALL those little chips underneath it. You're probably misguided in thinking your VRMs are not cooled because you're looking at the R46 or whatever labeled COILS which never have a heatsink on them on motherboards or GPUs.

Thermal pads are underneath the backplate, don't touch them to introduce oil or remove them.

Thanks for the info, yeah I was referencing the R30 coil modules thinking they were the VRMs. I'll give it another whirl when I get home today. I was scared of breaking something last night when I was messing with the card. This is my first card I've actually torn apart.

If this TIM treatment I plan on doing does not lower the temperatures enough, I planned on modding the GPU with an enclosed water cooling solution, similar to the Corsair H50 I tossed on my CPU. Since you did the same with a similar solution, what did you do to cool the other chips on the card (memory and VRMs and other chips I might not know of)?

You mentioned thermal pads, can I replace the thermal pads with thermal paste?

Basically I'm looking for a play-by-play guide for the EVGA FTW on how to toss an enclosed water cooling solution on the GPU and cool the other important chips, like the memory and VRMs (and others if any). All the guides I find are for the 'classier' EVGA classys. D=
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1. VRM cooling. All you need is airflow onto the backplate, which is essentially one HUGE heatsink for all the chips that have thermal pads which is a lot. You'll see them ^^
If you look at my rig, my 120 was DECENT enough to push air in my mind over that area. The fins help it dissapate more heat.

Coils + drivers + mosfets ARE VRMs.
Tim treatment is good but the CLC mounted on top is just TOO good. The bracket dwood sells has a mounting for 92mm fans http://triptcc.com/product/fan-bracket/

2. I think... you might be able to. I wouldn't on this card. It's totally fine to use the thermal pads... Just remove the backplate and it'll deter you from doing it. You should be able to on your mobo heatsinks if you want!

See my post here and the links.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1358862/replacing-vapor-x-tim-pads-cooler/

I linked to what someone showed and I also did to my 970a-ud3 motherboard when I was using a 955.

3. Closed loop. Bracket. Airflow with a fan either near it or mounting one on it if it doesn't have airflow.

Dishes are done.


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It's not FORCE but more like persistance. Like when you're opening an iDevice, removing the screen from the back half. Yes you do use force but you're very gentle, strength under control.
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