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Well the casing gets in the way of the hexagonal nuts on my 8800GT. So, is it okay to remove the casing?
Edited by Marin - 5/29/08 at 9:07pm
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i've seen pics of it and i don't see why not
so go for it. hah
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I don't think it would be a great idea because the casing provides shielding from EMI produced inside your computer. So if you take it off, the signal to noise ratio will probably drop a little.
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very very bad idea im not posstive but i think the waves its preventing would be ridiculous because of no other built in protection in that area against them, you could try it but if your not going to be able to get it back on prepare for a chance at needing a new audio card.
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Originally Posted by wildfire99 View Post
very very bad idea im not posstive but i think the waves its preventing would be ridiculous because of no other built in protection in that area against them, you could try it but if your not going to be able to get it back on prepare for a chance at needing a new audio card.
It's not gonna kill the card removing it, lol. Unless some freak microwaves, or gama rays are being kept out by that casing.


My guess would be that the casing piece is simply for looks, probably some cheesy aluminum. All of the X-Fi line up is sans any casing and holds out fine. I guess that if the casing had soem EMI properties, then removing it may add a little to the cards sound signature, but I wouldn't believe it too be too much, just try and keep hard drives and spinning fans as far away from the card as possible...
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It's not gonna kill the card removing it, lol. Unless some freak microwaves, or gama rays are being kept out by that casing.


My guess would be that the casing piece is simply for looks, probably some cheesy aluminum. All of the X-Fi line up is sans any casing and holds out fine. I guess that if the casing had soem EMI properties, then removing it may add a little to the cards sound signature, but I wouldn't believe it too be too much, just try and keep hard drives and spinning fans as far away from the card as possible...
I ment it may cause issues such as sound distortion, a buzzing sound in your computer, or possible disruptions with other electronics in your computer. also it is NOT for looks it deffinitly serves a signifigant purpose althought i cant remember specificaly what it is.
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The Razer Barracuda is the only real card I saw with the cover for EMI. don't think it will hurt to take it off.
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I kept it on. Taking off the casing did nothing for clearance.
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