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Carbon Fiber Wrapping PowerColor 6970

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Looking to take apart my PowerColor 6970 to give it some carbon fiber wrapping. Never taken apart a GPU before. Any tips would be helpful.
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post #2 of 6
Take apart, as in giving it a new case?

I would recommend not touching it unless your sure, I'm not confident that Powercolor keeps your warranty if you take the cooler off like Asus does.

But to take cooler off it is done by usually 8 screws on the bottom, this should detach the heat plate, then 8 larger screws under that to remove the main heatsink, ALSO which removes and disturbed the likely bad thermal job =).

But not 100% sure what your trying to accomplish, just giving it a new skin or a new cover to the heatsink.

Best advice I would give you is to just wrap the carbon fiber on the current structure..
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I just plan on wrapping the current cover.
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post #4 of 6
Do I mean vinyl
post #5 of 6
Then you shouldn't need to dissassemble anything, just be careful not to wrap too much stuff on since it will basically bake the card more then anything, not to mention voiding your warranty.
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post #6 of 6
Take a look the CF wrap guide in my signature, I wrapped a video card.

There are a bunch of little screws on the PCB that you'll need to unscrew (don't lose these) and probably a few more screws after the remove the initial part. Pretty straight forward after you unscrew the screws. You should reapply thermal paste / thermal pads after.
    
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