AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X looks impressively stylish thanks to its short printed-circuit board and simplistic design of its cooling system. Nonetheless, some end-users – especially modders – may find the new flagship from AMD too basic. The GPU developer proposes such users to create their own front plate for the cooler.
The enclosure of AMD’s closed-loop liquid cooling system made by CoolerMaster features removable front panel, which is made of plastic. This week AMD published 3D models of the plate in a bid to help its customers to 3D print it, or even make it of aluminium using a computerized and numerically controlled milling cutter (akin to those used by Apple to make unibody cases for MacBooks and iPads).
The faceplate is designed to make it easier to service the card and to reduce noises made by the cooling system. On the other hand, it is also a great decorative accessory that helps to personalize the board. Unfortunately, most of gamers use tower PC cases, which is why they will only enjoy their creativity when their cards are not installed into their PCs.
The 3D model of the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card’s front panel can be downloaded HERE.
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KitGuru Says: Modifying graphics cards to cool them better or reduce their noise level is clearly a thing that many enthusiasts have done for years. But modifying front panels of cooling systems that are only seen once, before the installation? Do any of our readers own a Radeon R9 Fury X? Do you have plans to modify the front-panel?