Meet The Genius Who Drilled a Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP
Who among us hasn’t experimented with our PC hardware? While learning our way around PC builds and components we do a little research online, order the parts, mess with the components, and learn as we go.
Often, different problems arise and we try to solve it as best we can. However, if you aren’t sure of something then it is best to seek help of a professional, or a friend who actually knows stuff. You never ever mess around with expensive hardware, even if you consider yourself an expert.
If you do, then you learn the hard way not to.
Same thing happened to one of our fellow PC gamers, Zanderlinde. The following story involves a drill, a GTX 980 Ti, and very stupid PC enthusiast. I know, I know, drill and GTX 980 Ti should never even be used in the same sentence, but bear with me here.
Zanderlinde had a custom PC build with a gorgeous Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP. He loved it, gamed on it for a few days, but then one day it all went to hell.
The problem started when he switched to a z170 and i7 skylake and realized that heatsink for the Zotac 980 Ti is huge, and wouldn’t fit his PC case (made of out steel by himself).
He went out to buy a Corsair Hydro water cooler. Unfortunately, one of the holes on the water cooler bracket didn’t align properly with his GPU, he’s calling it a “Design flaw.”
Alright, instead of modifying, replacing, or looking for a different cooler, he got hold of a drill and started drilling. He didn’t drill a wall nor he drilled wood, he did it to his Zotac GTX 980 Ti!!
As you can see, he tried to move the hole a little deeper into the GPU in order to align in properly with the cooler bracket. Needless to say, it was a bad move. He ripped through some circuit connections so his monitor stopped booting up. He later, in frustration, broke the card in two after failed attempts of filling up the solder.
Wow, just wow!