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Hey'o all, I have an XSPC full cover block on my EVGA GTX770. The block has a brushed aluminum faceplate. I want to switch to a pastel dye in my coolant and I am wondering if anyone has tried removing that faceplate from the acrylic so you can see "into" the block more or less. I have a Thermaltake P3 and I want to try turning the card up vertical via the riser cable pending whether or not I can find one that works. I have heard nightmares about them riser cables.

Anyway, I am hoping that faceplate can be safely removed for viewing the block with a red coolant running through it. I really hate the thought of buying another block for the card if I don't really need to. Not exactly in the budget right now anyway.
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Am I the only person with this WB or am I just crazy for asking? lol
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Do you have this kind of waterblock?



There's a steel plate right beneath the top cover plate. So the whole thing goes like this:

1. Copper cold plate.
2. Rubber gasket.
3. Steel cover plate.
4. Decorative transparent plastic plate.
5. Decorative black brushed aluminum plate.

You can easily remove 4 and 5 together which will leave you with a stripped down version of the waterblock which actually works just as well. But no, you still can't see the liquid. You'd need to make your own clear plate instead of the stock steel one.

I have 4 of those waterblocks, Titan / 780 Ti version which is similar. I've taken them apart few times. That's what you get with decorative panel removed:



Not the best angle, you want to see the opposite side - but there's just a flat steel plate in there.
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Yes that is exactly what mine looks like. So the steel plate prohibits me from seeing into the block, that's what I was afraid of. frown.gif
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
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