Replace Passive Heatsink on EVGA Geforce GT 1030 Video Card?

araknis

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Is it possible replace the heatsink on a passively cooled Geforce GT 1030 graphics card to something thinner? The stock heatsink on this video card is the same thickness as the video card itself and won't fit in my Dell SFF T3420.

Any suggestions on video cards around this range that will fit if I can't replace the heat sink?
 

Stuka87

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Not even worth the trouble on that card. Sell it and buy an actively cooled model. There are SFF versions of it which should fit in near anything.
 

araknis

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I'm planning on returning it back to Amazon. It's a shame since I purchased it on sale for $69.99. The one that LTC8K6 linked looks like it will work. Thanks for the feedback.