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Why did EK stop selling nickel backplates?

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Any thoughts? Only the black EK backplates are in stock anywhere for the GTX 580. Obviously it's only for looks so I can't imagine that it's related to their overall nickel problems, unless it's a byproduct of them dropping their deal with their supplier.
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well it's gotten to the point where EK's association with nickel has caused a sufficient issue that they don't want any association with it. And it's not like you see a back plate anyway.
    
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And it's not like you see a back plate anyway.
Oh really?

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They were having issues with them, i beleive their nickel blocks were degrading.
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They were having issues with them, i beleive their nickel blocks were degrading.
not that, thast has anything ot do with a nickel backplate. IF you followed the whole thing, if you didn't add anything but distilled water you were in trouble due to the additives corroding the block. which is something that won't happen on a backplate.
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Good question... they were on clearance for 470s and 480s for a while... Then they weren't and I was lucky enough to get a couple for my 470s before they disappeared...

EVGA still sells them though they aren't nice and shiny.
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