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I'm still looking for a back plate for my MSi 670 PE..
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Typing this on my phone. But I got a evga gtc 670 sc+ 4gb and have an ek nickel waterblock. Everything works fine biggrin.gif The extra memory fills in some of the unpopulated memory spots on the pcb. (but i got a pic of it in my build log, fits fine from what I can tell redface.gif )
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The model is: 04G-P4-2673-KR which from what I've gathered fits the reference blocks fine. Now I had hoped that the stock EVGA backplate that comes with it would have fit with any WC block but obviously that's not the case.
Seeing as there's only 3 options and I don't want the spaceship XSPC Razor LED one, that leaves EK and Heatkiller. If I can't get any other backplate for Heatkiller then I might as well go with the whole EK setup (ugly as the backplate is).

You can use whatever water block backplate with other water blocks (as long as it's not one for a custom arranged PCB, i.g. EK GTX 670 DC2), as long as the back plate holes aren't smaller then the screws thread diameter for the actual water block. However, that should not be an issue with any of the existing GTX 670 water blocks and back plates on market. A lot of the back plates (EK, HK, XSPC) come with M3 screw packets that should be of sufficient length (6mm-10mm) for any water block and the GTX 670 water blocks by Aquacomputer, EK, Heatkiller, and XSPC use M3 screws. The number of actual screws used for the back plate may differ. Extra screws, washers, and-or spaces can always be purchased from Amazon if you encounter any issues or want to be creative (troubleshooting, LEDs under the back plate, or whatever).

If you hate the look of the Ek CSQ parts you can always try high-quality vinyl (probably fill in the circles beforehand) to cover it up or buy some filler to fill in the circles then repaint the parts. wink.gif

Edit: Small correction. Also, the EVGA GTX 670 SC 4GB back plate is compatible... however it was designed for the longer then necessary default air cooling and if used with a water block would hang off the end of the video card by a couple inches.
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Hey thanks for the information, I'm now thinking about leaving the stock EVGA plate on but at least you've given some hope and ideas. I've seen a post where someone had the XSPC Razor with the EK backplate so those match
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Anymore news.. tests on blocks vs. backplates? I got the 670 SC+ and can see that the stock backplate is touching and cooling the vram (I think that's what it's touching). Haven't had time to pull out the old 580 and all that goes with that so some time still to figure it out.
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You can use whatever water block backplate with other water blocks (as long as it's not one for a custom arranged PCB, i.g. EK GTX 670 DC2), as long as the back plate holes aren't smaller then the screws thread diameter for the actual water block.




I think this is incorrect. A quick look at the hole arrangement on the backplates that are available shows that most of the bocks for this card seem to use the outer set of holes around the GPU, while the Heatkiller apparently uses the inner set of holes (someone who has one please verify this). This seems plainly visible in pictures of the mounted block/backplate for the XSPC block and not so easily seen in pictures of the back side of the other blocks.

From what I can gather looking at the different pics, the XSPC backplate will fit either their block or the Aquacool example but not the Heatkiller. The Heatkiller block will only fit their product. Last but not least, the EK backplate may not fit any of the above unless you (A) drill holes in it to accommodate the height of the heads of the bolts used to mount the other blocks, or (B) change the bolts out for screws/bolts with relatively shallow depth heads. There are slight recesses machined into the EK backplate to clear the mounting hardware they supply, but they generally use Phillips head screws with shallow head height.

This is kind of a shame if I turn out to be correct, as the Heatkiller's backplate appears useless for anything other than aesthetics (since it makes no useful contact with any part of the back of the card). Both the XSPC and EK cards have raised sections machined into them to make contact with the ram mounted on the back of the card, so as to at least offer some level of passive heat dissipation.
Edited by Ta0ism - 10/18/12 at 9:32pm
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If anyone is interested. I'm giving my Heatkiller backplate away, you just pay shipping. It sorta fits on the AC water block but can only use 4 screws I believe.
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I think this is incorrect. A quick look at the hole arrangement on the backplates that are available shows that most of the bocks for this card seem to use the outer set of holes around the GPU, while the Heatkiller apparently uses the inner set of holes (someone who has one please verify this). This seems plainly visible in pictures of the mounted block/backplate for the XSPC block and not so easily seen in pictures of the back side of the other blocks.
From what I can gather looking at the different pics, the XSPC backplate will fit either their block or the Aquacool example but not the Heatkiller. The Heatkiller block will only fit their product. Last but not least, the EK backplate may not fit any of the above unless you (A) drill holes in it to accommodate the height of the heads of the bolts used to mount the other blocks, or (B) change the bolts out for screws/bolts with relatively shallow depth heads. There are slight recesses machined into the EK backplate to clear the mounting hardware they supply, but they generally use Phillips head screws with shallow head height.
This is kind of a shame if I turn out to be correct, as the Heatkiller's backplate appears useless for anything other than aesthetics (since it makes no useful contact with any part of the back of the card). Both the XSPC and EK cards have raised sections machined into them to make contact with the ram mounted on the back of the card, so as to at least offer some level of passive heat dissipation.

You do not need to modify the backplates to accommodate waterblocks for this specific video card. I stated in my post you might need purchase additional washers, spacers, and-or additional screws to resolve any minor mounting issues between some parts.

The EK waterblock is fastened with Button Head Philip M3 screws, the backplate is fastened with Button Head and Countersunk Philip M3 screws. The original EK waterblock's button head Philip M3 screws fasten on the inner set of mounting holes around the GPU (under the backplate). The EK waterblock should be compatible with the XSPC, EK, and Heatkiller backplates.

The Heatkiller waterblock uses the inner set of holes around the GPU and should be compatible with the EK, XSPC, and Heatkiller backplates.

The Aquacomputer and XSPC waterblock uses the outer set of holes around the GPU and should be compatible with the EK and XSPC backplates. The Heatkiller backplate might require additional spacers and slightly longer screws to accommodate any required waterblock fasteners under the backplate.
    
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I was thinking it is time to upgrade my GPU and while I am at it go ahead and put it onto the water circuit i already have.

I have an XSPC pump/reservior/cpu-block/radiator so I am sorta leaning (hard) towards this XSPC 670 kit. Has anyone here used one of these and if so can you recommend a card maker that fits the kit perfectly. Not everybody does the "reference" exactly right, and I'd like to avoid a mis-match by using a combination known to work.

Any other advice is welcome!.
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I was thinking it is time to upgrade my GPU and while I am at it go ahead and put it onto the water circuit i already have.

I have an XSPC pump/reservior/cpu-block/radiator so I am sorta leaning (hard) towards this XSPC 670 kit. Has anyone here used one of these and if so can you recommend a card maker that fits the kit perfectly. Not everybody does the "reference" exactly right, and I'd like to avoid a mis-match by using a combination known to work.

Any other advice is welcome!.

I have 4gb EVGA SC 670's in SLI with the xpsc razor water blocks on both...They fit like a glove,and I also have the EK backplates on them as well......So I can confirm that EVGA 670's +XPSC Waterblocks + EK backplates work perfectly fine.... Neither one of my cards have gone higher than 47 degrees.....
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