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post #1 of 50
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Hey there!

I really didn´t like the red PCB of my PowerColor 6870 PCS+, so I thought about building my own back cover for it. I´ve been a bit worried about temperatures so I put some 2mm spacers between the card and the plate.

This is the first version:



In my oppinion it looks better than the red PCB. But I´m not really happy with it yet. So I started working on a second version:



I will cut out some space for the connectors, then smooth the edges with some filler and paint it. Maybe I´ll put some fancy ATI-logo on it... Or a little window in the middle to show at least a part of the PCB? Hmmm...

What do you think?
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post #2 of 50
I think it looks awesome. Nice job!
post #3 of 50
better just hope it doesnt melt most have an opening over the actual chip
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
better just hope it doesnt melt most have an opening over the actual chip
I would make a square cut out right over the GPU and maybe the area where the VRM's are located.
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post #5 of 50
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Thanks for your input guys!

Checked the max temps before: 42° degrees on the hottest spot directly over the chip (with the GPU at my max temp ). This material melts at 80°, so I´m pretty save about that!

Finished the "left outs" (whats the right English word for that?) for the connectors and the heatpipes of the TwinTurbo Pro:



I will put the AMD-logo in 3D on top of the plate. So I had to make myself a template:



Let´s start cutting those babies...



Result:



Next step will be cutting smooth and round the edges of the logo. Then for smoothing the whole cover.

Will keep you updated! ;-)

Edit:



Now I just have to wait until tomorrow for the glass fibre filling paste to harden...
Edited by FlowDee - 2/21/11 at 11:06am
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post #7 of 50
far out , nice work man !! + rep for havin a go .. love to see how it turns out .
    
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Subscribed. Great work!
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post #9 of 50
Wow, thats going to look very clean. Great job! What material are you using for it?
post #10 of 50
i think it looks awesome GJ!
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