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I think you should go with MSI, their TFIII cool exceptionally well, I dont like ASUS coolers they take up too much space in case you want to do SLI down the line.

I went from eVGA to MSI only because the Lightning offered much more features and ran cooler for a 3GB GTX 580. My lightning runs cooler at idle and sometimes at load than my CPU w/ the antec kuhler 920

eVGA customer service is unbeatable they honored the warranty for my old 8800GTS 320mb and they sent me back a 640mb version back
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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.
They sent me the refrenced version with the dual plates on the back. I don't know if the hole pattern will match the plate you have.. D:
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They sent me the refrenced version with the dual plates on the back. I don't know if the hole pattern will match the plate you have.. D:
I was kidding about the first part of my post. The backplate dropped my GTX 295 temps a couple of degrees at the most. It did look better though. I had the original dual PCB version of the card. I sent my GTX 295 in for RMA about a month ago and they sent me back a GTX 480. I took the backplate off before I sent it in, so it's just sitting in a drawer at my house now.
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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
I thought the 570 ran cool. Anyways if it really doesn't, don't spend $20 on a backplate. Spend $60 in a Antec Kuhler and slap it on that 570.
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lol! I knew this looked familiar. OP was also complaining about this on the EVGA forums too. Like someone else here said, they're for a niche market and, IMO, are reasonably priced.

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Dunno about you, but the economy hasn't been doing well for awhile and thus, alot of us arn't doing to well on the finacial segment. But if your still living with mommy and daddy, this is non applicable for you anyway
Not an excuse. This is not EVGA's fault. If you're not doing well financially, then be a mature adult and properly assess that you don't need to get it right away. If the absence of a backplate hindered the performanceof the card, then yeah, I would 110% agree with you, they should have included it and would demand that it be delivered to me, free of charge so I can get the performance I paid good money for; but it's doesn't. It's just a cosmetic accessory that theoretically improves temps, if that. Even Jacob, the EVGA Product Manager, told you that. It's like buying a new car and complaining that you didn't get the shiny Chrome Wheels package for free even though it already comes with Aluminum Wheels. You don't need them, they're just for looks. If you want them, dish out the cash and buy them. If you don't have the cash, don't buy them, be on your merry way and...



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