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GTX 780 - Removal of the aluminum-magnesium casing

post #1 of 5
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I'd like to know if it is possible to remove the aluminum frontplate from the GTX 780, and if the card would function without it.

BTW, if it is possible to remove it, what should I do if I find stuck screw

EDIT: Oh my, It looks that I have created two equal threads.... How can I delete one of them?
Edited by Guizin239 - 1/14/14 at 7:29am
post #2 of 5
I'm not understanding what you mean by front plate is it the cover over the heat sink?. And where is the stuck screw. I'm currently doing the MOD to my 780 and had a stuck screw and stripped it, baddddd news.And whats even more stupid is I found out I didnt even need to remove that screw.tongue.gif
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I wasn't very clear. Sorry.

So, I would like to remove that silver frontal plate. It has a window that shows the heat sink.
post #4 of 5
Pretty sure that cover is there to direct airflow, like all blower-style coolers. I don't know why you would remove it.
post #5 of 5
Yeap it is driecting the air over the cooler and out the back. But you can remove it. It has six screws on the top, four that hold the clear plastic and goes to the cooler. And two in the black area by the fan. Also on the side are two that hold the silver u shaped thing and a black screw that holds the cover down. Take just those screws out and pick up from the end where the gtx780 logo is at then pull out. It can be alittle tight getting it to pop up at the logo end but shouldnt be hard. Its cool how that one cooler works so well, its smaller than I would have thought. The screws are t-8 and t- 7 or 6 I used a 6 but it was alittle lose. Make sure you push down while turning the screws out. Belive me you dont want to strip them. And dont over tighten them when you put them back. Just dont want to see someone go through the same thing I did. Good luck. I finished the mod on mine and will post it in the Mod section today. Awesome temps well worth it.
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