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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
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    I'll keep that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    I had regular Phillips heads on my reference 680?
    There are four phillips head screws attaching the heatsink backplate, but the "frame" for the reference cooler is held in place by ~12 torx screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    There are four phillips head screws attaching the heatsink backplate, but the "frame" for the reference cooler is held in place by ~12 torx screws.
    Have you tried using a screw extractor? Or perhaps try carefully drilling the screw head out with a small drill bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Inside View Post
    Have you tried using a screw extractor? Or perhaps try carefully drilling the screw head out with a small drill bit.
    The emphasis on carefully is so impossible to emphasize. lol

    Sorry to hear that, Drew. =/ I find it weird though, every non-reference I've seen is only held on by the four screws around the GPU........ and that's it. ._.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Inside View Post
    Have you tried using a screw extractor? Or perhaps try carefully drilling the screw head out with a small drill bit.
    Nah, I don't have a screw extractor and I don't have the courage to try to drill them out, I'd rather just return the cooler and wait until the next gen.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Sorry to hear that, Drew. =/ I find it weird though, every non-reference I've seen is only held on by the four screws around the GPU........ and that's it. ._.
    I've never seen a GPU with just four screws. The following picture isn't great, but I've circled some of the torx screws I'm talking about:



    I read some more about the issue last night, and people are blaming locktite or cheap screws or both. Some of them had success drilling them out, etc, but I don't have the experience or knowledge to do that.
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    Weird. Well, seems I have similar ones, but mine came out easy...

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    Those screws are all Philips heads for me, I had no trouble removing them. Reference cooler :<

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    Unless I am blind, I only see four that are actually attached to the heatsink. =X

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Unless I am blind, I only see four that are actually attached to the heatsink. =X

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    Yeah, there are four Phillips head screws holding on the heatsink, but you have to remove the bracket for the shroud as well, which is what is held on by the torx screws on my 680.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Yeah, there are four Phillips head screws holding on the heatsink, but you have to remove the bracket for the shroud as well, which is what is held on by the torx screws on my 680.
    Do you have the ability to buy a torx screwdriver? They're useful for a lot of things, actually. Buy one with replacable heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Do you have the ability to buy a torx screwdriver? They're useful for a lot of things, actually. Buy one with replacable heads.
    I'm pretty sure he said he already has one and was doing so but the screws started getting stripped. AKA thanks for using cheap shit, NVidia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I'm pretty sure he said he already has one and was doing so but the screws started getting stripped. AKA thanks for using cheap shit, NVidia.
    Yeah, I already have a set, although they're not the nicest. And yeah, the screws started to strip as soon as I put any sort of pressure on them.

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    I got my massive Christmas paycheck today, but you know what? No, I'm going to hold off, wait, and save money before I go buying some IPS panel. Seeing how often people can get dead pixels, even in clusters on their Korean ones bugs me. Or light bleed or whatever. Part of me really just wants to get an ASUS/Dell/Samsung/LG 27" 1440p monitor and have the nicer shit. Granted those are locked to 60 Hz I do believe, so Korea would likely be the better option in that case.

    Things I do still need to get though:

    USB DAC for separating my studio monitors from the annoying electrical sounds my sound card picks up from the internals of my PC... which I was able to confirm did NOT originate with the GPU... Might even be the sound card itself, but they are not present when using headphones.
    I need another SSD, my old m4 128GB is just not big enough for all the games I want to be able to play on the fly. I'm thinking either an m500 or 840 Evo 250GB~ SSD.
    Going to be getting one of these probably in the next few days, though, as it would really make life... simpler.

    Other than these things and a monitor upgrade, I'm pretty happy actually all-around with my computer! The GTX 760 is outperforming my expectations and the studio monitors are sounding fantastic and will only sound better once they have a cleaner input! The ol' 2500K is going very strong at a healthy 4.4 GHz and everything is just dandy. Happy camper Deltrus is happy!
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    Asus DCII cards also use exactly 4 screws between the heatsink and the PCB, undo those and the whole thing comes right off :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Asus DCII cards also use exactly 4 screws between the heatsink and the PCB, undo those and the whole thing comes right off :P
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    I sent Sapphire my rma request, which I doubt I will get a number from them. For the receipt I just sent them a screen capture of the paypal transfer, :P.

    If they deny it I might just try grab the cooler off my broken gpu and put it on my shitty one. Would not hurt to try.

    Update: OMG, they gave me a rma number. How do you package a rma? This is my first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    I sent Sapphire my rma request, which I doubt I will get a number from them. For the receipt I just sent them a screen capture of the paypal transfer, :P.

    If they deny it I might just try grab the cooler off my broken gpu and put it on my shitty one. Would not hurt to try.

    Update: OMG, they gave me a rma number. How do you package a rma? This is my first time.
    If you don't have the original packaging, I'd stick it in an anti-static bag, then wrap it with a lot of bubble-wrap and stick it in a cardboard box with tissue paper to fill any holes around the package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    If you don't have the original packaging, I'd stick it in an anti-static bag, then wrap it with a lot of bubble-wrap and stick it in a cardboard box with tissue paper to fill any holes around the package.
    Guh, I do not have any anit-static bags, oh well we will see what happens. I basically wrapped it in bubble warp and put some air bags around it(I just happen to have them being lazy not throwing away other boxes). Is shipping through USPS shipping fine for this kind of thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    Guh, I do not have any anit-static bags, oh well we will see what happens. I basically wrapped it in bubble warp and put some air bags around it(I just happen to have them being lazy not throwing away other boxes). Is shipping through USPS shipping fine for this kind of thing?
    Don't know about American courier services or the postal service, but I would send it by registered/insured mail (don't know the term for US mail) to make sure it gets there, and it being damaged by the postal workers doesn't get counted against you.
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    So have any of you guys experienced an issue with sound cutting out when at high cpu load, high being 85%+. The speakers simply dissapear completely but the other audio devices are still there and this goes on until the cpu usage goes below 80%.
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