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I am planning on buying a new video card but its REALLY ugly, its a power cooler card and it has a picture of some dumb ninja on it and the background is orange/red. In my opinion the card has a dumb face, so i was hoping i could buy a faceplate (maybe an XFX) and find a way to get it on, or is it possible to spraypaint the covering with some spray paint.
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You could remove the sticker? or buy a new cooler for it.
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Take out the cover, maybe buy an after market cooler
 
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What card is it exactly?
    
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
I am planning on buying a new video card but its REALLY ugly, its a power cooler card and it has a picture of some dumb ninja on it and the background is orange/red. In my opinion the card has a dumb face, so i was hoping i could buy a faceplate (maybe an XFX) and find a way to get it on, or is it possible to spraypaint the covering with some spray paint.
1. Unless it's a reference design, a XFX cooler wont fit.
2. Taking a part a brand new card will void your warranty, if it dies and you've painted it your buying a new card.
3. Spraying plastics is not only difficult but is also dangerous to some types of cheap plastics, if not prepared and primed correctly the paint will either damage the plastics or simply flake off after time. I paint a lot of different things including cars, plastics I hate the most.

Your best bet is to buy aftermarket cooling for the card, it will still void your warranty but you will have what you want.
post #6 of 39
+1 for just taking off the sticker, or if it really bothers you, get a different brand with a nicer sticker?
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post #7 of 39
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+1 for just taking off the sticker, or if it really bothers you, get a different brand with a nicer sticker?
I bet he chose the powercolor card cause it costs less, so your suggestion might be hard to consider
    
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post #8 of 39
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+1 for just taking off the sticker, or if it really bothers you, get a different brand with a nicer sticker?
Power cooler has almost a 50$ from the next cvheapest card.
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post #9 of 39
If its only the sticker that bothers you, tear it off, but you still void your warranty. Powercolour cards are generally cheaper but I've heard of few people having problems with them, in fact OCN members swear by them, just because it's cheaper doesn't automatically make it worse.
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If its only the sticker that bothers you, tear it off, but you still void your warranty. Powercolour cards are generally cheaper but I've heard of few people having problems with them, in fact OCN members swear by them, just because it's cheaper doesn't automatically make it worse.
I agree. just because it isnt XFX doesnt mean it cant have quality.
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