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Poll Results: All GPU's should have a backplate

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 65% of voters (55)
    Yes
  • 20% of voters (17)
    No
  • 14% of voters (12)
    Maybe
84 Total Votes  
post #11 of 42
Exactly the reason I hold on to my old ref GTX 260. Its just so sexy.. You couldnt even tell there was a PCB in there if it wasnt for the SLI fingers/PCIe pins>>...


post #12 of 42
i know this isnt part of does it look better or not but I have a question about the back plates.

Is there a way to make a back plate stop alot of heat from going up to GPU1 from GPU2 and dissipate it in another direction or is one of Dwoods specials with a fan needed?
post #13 of 42
The only GPU that needs no backplate:


Galaxy GTX 680 SOC White Edition...sex.
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post #14 of 42
I like backplates but I don't think they should be mandatory. If a card doesn't have one and you want one don't buy the card. Simple.

That being said my Lightning 7970 does have one and I think they look awesome but it doesn't do much in my case besides look pretty. The FT02B-W mounts them at 90 degrees so I get no sag on the PCBs. To be honest I would rather all cases go 90 degrees and positive pressure than all GPUs get backplates. biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 42
I take the backplates off half the time so can take them or leave them, doesn't matter to me how the card looks & backplates don't do much for temps. But when I see posts from people starting with "resistor/capacitor got knocked off PCB, what to do.." kinda makes me think backplates aren't a bad idea for the protection factor.
    
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post #16 of 42
Kinda makes it a pain to volt mod if your so drawn to the backplate...

DOnt get me wrong though, I love me some backplates biggrin.gif
    
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post #17 of 42
Thread Starter 
HAHAHAH

All awesome comments

That Gpu with the white pcb is Amazing
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post #18 of 42
Yep agreed. First thing after getting my 680s was grab backplates. Aesthetics aside, they help stop sagging.
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post #19 of 42
The fact that they help stop sagging alone is a big deal to me because I always end up getting heavier waterblocks. Aesthetics is also a big deal to me so it seems like a no brainer.
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post #20 of 42
One reason I bought the Asus gtx 670 dcii over say EVGA, which I normally buy, is it came with a backplate. Of course there is also the nice cooler and stuff with the dcii as well.
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