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Kommie986 September 2, 2010 05:17 PM

EVGA GTX 470 Question
If I wanted to disassemble the card to place a waterblock on it, I would have to remove all the screws. I know one of the screws is under a sticker (from a video below). I was wondering what that sticker said. I know on my XFX GTS 250, it says something along the lines of "Warranty Void if Damaged". Does it say the same/similar thing on the EVGA GTX 470 sticker?

YouTube - CMP: EVGA GTX 470 Disassembly

_dangtx_ September 2, 2010 05:55 PM

as far as i know if the card shows any kind of modification(yes they support third party coolers but dont touch the stickers,bork the card yourself) youre toast.history. not good :)

edit : now if you slowly peel it back? and dont break it? should be ok.

SugarJ September 2, 2010 06:14 PM

That's EVGA's part number and serial number sticker, which does say warranty void if removed. However, since they accept the use of 3rd party coolers, I'm sure that if you simply expose the screw or replace the sticker when done you are OK.

Also, there's no reason to take the cover off the heatsink like he does in the video. Undo all the screws on the back and the 2 on the PCI plate, and the cooler comes off in one piece.

Kommie986 September 2, 2010 06:46 PM

So how do you guys recommend I take it off without breaking it? 0_o
Edit: Also, wouldn't I have to take if off if I'm going to add a backplate?

Zero82z September 2, 2010 06:54 PM

Use a craft/exacto knife to get under the sticker and peel it up until the screw is exposed. Take out the screw, place the sticker back down, problem solved. Just be careful, and make sure you don't tear the sticker while removing it.

Kommie986 September 2, 2010 07:00 PM

Ugh this is gay. They say you can add aftermarket coolers, but then they put a sticker over a screw you need to remove in order to add one...
Edit: I just called EVGA, the customer service (pre-sales) is surprisingly fast. The guy said I should be able to remove it without damage it. So yay.

_dangtx_ September 2, 2010 07:36 PM

get a name+agent number or else you never called......

rjbarker September 2, 2010 08:13 PM

You'll be fine....do as Zero suggested, be careful, but even if you tear it slightly, remember which company you're dealing with.....evga's Customer Support will bend over backwards to make you a satisfied customer..I have dealt with them personally with a number of complex issues that arose during "Step-ups" and they were excellent.....I wouldn't worry ;)

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