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My PowerColor 6950 has an ugly red PCB and now i have a clear side window on my case, its annoying me. I noticed reference 6950's come with a black metal backplate. Can these be bought seperatly? If not, can i make an alternative? My 6950 doesn't have the reference cooler but it did unlock like a reference model so im not sure if the PCB will be the same?




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According to EK, it is a reference model so you can put the backplate on it. Though I don't know if you can buy the stock one anywhere but you can buy aftermarket ones from EK or maybe some other manufacturers.

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I think EK-FC6970 V2 Backplate fits your Powercolor HD6950 2GB.
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/bl...ate-black.html

See pic below and click into the red arrow to see your cooler.
And I think it is the same for HD6950 and HD6970.

The sure way to find out is to ask EK.
E-mail: support@ekwaterblocks.com
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Cool, thanks. Shame it has '6970 V2' engraved on it though
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whats the purpose of backplates other than aesthetics?
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whats the purpose of backplates other than aesthetics?
Supposedly they can also cool the back of the VRMs.
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