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is it good to use back plate for water cooled GPUs? I'll be starting my WC by next week and was thinking of getting this to keep my rig neat. Anyone knows if this would work on Asus hd 6950 DCU II gpus?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30137
Edited by adamski07 - 10/12/11 at 1:16pm
   
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Its just mainly for looks. They are facy
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Its just mainly for looks. They are facy
thought it might affect or add few degrees on the temp...
   
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back plates help support the wieght of the water block as full cover blocks aren't light.
I don't know if you can get a full cover for your gfx I know I cann't for my asus dcu
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thought it might affect or add few degrees on the temp...
If they contact memory chips or have a thermal pad behind the GPU they might give you a degree or two.
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back plates help support the wieght of the water block as full cover blocks aren't light.
I don't know if you can get a full cover for your gfx I know I cann't for my asus dcu
there are no full blocks available for DCU II cards.. not sure on other DCU II cards tho, but on 6950, you need to get a universal block then some heatsinks for rams.
   
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I don't think EK backplates will add to temps. Just did that "compatibility check" on EK website and there seems to be no full cover block for it yet. Could go universal block i guess.
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there are no full blocks available for DCU II cards.. not sure on other DCU II cards tho, but on 6950, you need to get a universal block then some heatsinks for rams.
yeah have I have a rasa uni gpu and sinks on it's way

Also I wouldn't be sure if the screw holes on that back plate would line up with your card as it's not a refference
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ek back plates are hard to find ive been looking for a pair of the ploished form my 580s for a wile now.
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