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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
Are you serious?

Also AMD cards don't come with any back plates as protection or cosmetics. I'm not sure what your post is really about?

Anyone else see the irony?
I think most higher end AMD/ATi cards come with backplates regardless of manufacturer...but yeah, I agree with you that they are mostly cosmetic.
post #42 of 55
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I'm going to bump that up to 99.9% since I haven't seen one without it.

The whole getting angry over backplates thing makes me think about someone raging because their Audi A5 Quattro doesn't some with ski racks included. Just seems rather silly.
I lol'ed.
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the only use for them where when some of the cards had the memory chips on the back of the card where they needed some kind of cooling to keep them cool. other then that they are just to look good. right now my gtx480 doesn't have its back plate on but that's because its water cooled and i don't feel like finding some screws that are a mm or 2 longer so it will fit.
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I can tell you the backplate doesn't fit with a ek waterblock on it. You have to modify it quite a bit. I didn't notice a temp decrease at all. It did look cool too. And the new 580's come with high flow brackets. Atleast the second 580 did. I bought one the day it came out and the plates are different and the new one also runs a lot cooler even under water
    
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I dont think $20 is unreasonable at all.
EVGA put the engineering hours into something that has a limited market, they have the right to charge money for it.
While it may not help the temps that much, it does protect the card, and it looks cool.

The 500 series doesn't run that hot to begin with anyways.
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post #46 of 55
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Seriously? For the amount of money we spend on our video cards, eVGA is trying to ream us out by paying extra for something that honestly should be INCLUDED with the video card because these things run so hot. So if something like this is that beneficial, why screw the customer over and make us pay and install it completely seperately?

Make me think about returning my GTX 570 and going back to Radeon to be honest....


http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=4
What else does EVGA scam with? Low profile brackets. They don't bother to include it with their cards which fit in slim cases so they make more money with scams like these.
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How is it a scam? really? Are they Scamming you out of the $5? How about you, as a consumer, research the product and know that the card you are buying comes with, or without a low profile bracket?
     
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What else does EVGA scam with? Low profile brackets. They don't bother to include it with their cards which fit in slim cases so they make more money with scams like these.
Originally the reference brackets didn't, true. However shortly after release they all come standard so that is moot now.
     
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post #49 of 55
I want one for my 295 gtx..

I had a 285 FTW ed that had a really nice looking back plate, but had to RMA and they sent me a 295..

Not only is the 295 bigger and lacked a back plate but its 2x 275gtx's and some games don't even utilize it to match the expectation of a card that is supposed to be better then a 280gtx..
post #50 of 55
EVGA backplates are a must have for any serious computer user. Not only do they look great, but they drop temperatures of your card exponentially. I would not consider using any graphics card without one.

On a totally unrelated note. I have a GTX 295 backplate for sale. PM me.
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