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So im sitting here looking at my new 470, and in my opinion the only card that looks nicer is a visiontek HD6870/5870, but it still needs somthing else. That somthing else is a backplate, why dont cards come with them? A high end card like this could probobly use one, or at least just put a thin sheet of black aluminum over the back to make it look nicer, i hate seeing a bunch of random shux on the back of my card, especially when its the only part of my card that is visible.
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I've been completely turned off by how expensive back plates are. It's not like a piece of CNC cut aluminum sheet metal is that expensive... Yes anodizing raises the cost a little but geez... I think it is really because the market is so small. If more people bought them they would be cheaper.
    
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I've been completely turned off by how expensive back plates are. It's not like a piece of CNC cut aluminum sheet metal is that expensive... Yes anodizing raises the cost a little but geez... I think it is really because the market is so small. If more people bought them they would be cheaper.
I agree, i think if more cards came with backplates (HD6950/70 do) then people would realize what they are missing, i love the look of a smooth card, and hate all those ugly silver bumps.
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You guys spend too much time looking at the inside of your pc.
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You guys spend too much time looking at the inside of your pc.
I have a HUGE window, so i can see the entire inside of my comp, and since it has a lot of lights in it that are right next to my head i always look inside to see whats going on. I keep my comp on my desk.
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AMD 5870 backplates (nickel plates) available in stores in my area are 100€ and upwards. For 5970 it's 20€ added to that.
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AMD 5870 backplates (nickel plates) available in stores in my area are 100€ and upwards. For 5970 it's 20€ added to that.
Its ridiculous how overpriced these things are, all they are is a thinn peice of metal.
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