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HELP! i cant get the plastic cover off of my gfx460se card

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#1
as the title says, i cant get the plastic cover off of my evga gfx460se card seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591

I don't want to pry on anything that might break something but I tried best as I could to help it come off but I see no clips, snaps, or screws holding it on so how do I remove it?

I got it "fairly" clean by blowing air past the fan and around the card but I know theres more dust in there I cant get to and i want to give it a good detailing.

im no rookie about the basics of what not to do so im not going to go bending fins or trying to use a brush on it or anything but I just need access so I can make it clean as new again.

there must be someone out there who knows the trick to get it off without damaging anything.

I guess I could pull the whole heatsink off but I rather not do that unless its the only way
 

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#3
dude the card is way too far old for anything to be used in a machine.

anyways since you asked heres 2 links to help you
dude don't be laughing at my 5 yr old video card lol.

it still works great and does everything I need it to.

I don't have any large monitors or advanced games so that's all I really need.

the forum link was useless because they just wanted to replace it but the video showed me how everything is put together so that gave me everything I needed.

I hate that those jack legs (all the card makers put screws on the underside to hold it on so it looks pretty on top and you don't see any screws.

so now i know that I have to pull the whole heat sink completely off in order to get to the screws to get the plastic cover off to clean the heat sink fins.

I also learned something too because I wasn't aware that those cards had a history of overheating issues and should have the thermal paste replaced so I guess its a good thing I don't need much of a video card or it probably would have burned up by now.

thanks, and now im going to make you laugh again because im in the process of building a brand new i5 budget system for light gaming and this is the card will be going into it, that's why I want to give it such a good cleaning.
 

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#4
thats all good,

Havent built a machine since about 2003 anyway,

just check my signature for my build specs, I will be putting a MSI 290 Gaming in my rig once I have all parts here