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This should help tidy up things.



This should help jazz up the 690s biggrin.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/11/13 at 5:28pm
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Now that EK doesn't make their Nickel backplates anymore I am in love with the EVGA ones.
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Now that EK doesn't make their Nickel backplates anymore I am in love with the EVGA ones.

I like the evga one and its inexpensive too biggrin.gif





Had to sacrifice two stand-offs since they didn't reach. I couldn't find the size of screws for the koolance block (M2.5, ?) so I just drilled them out. Since they're just riveted on, it was easy just to drill them out smile.gif
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I like the evga one and its inexpensive too biggrin.gif





Had to sacrifice two stand-offs since they didn't reach. I couldn't find the size of screws for the koolance block (M2.5, ?) so I just drilled them out. Since they're just riveted on, it was easy just to drill them out smile.gif

Dam fine looking there my good man!

we call for green sli bridge cable! and no is not an answer biggrin.gif
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I like the evga one and its inexpensive too biggrin.gif
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Had to sacrifice two stand-offs since they didn't reach. I couldn't find the size of screws for the koolance block (M2.5, ?) so I just drilled them out. Since they're just riveted on, it was easy just to drill them out smile.gif

Look at all the jazz, looks good! cheers.gif
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I like the evga one and its inexpensive too biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Had to sacrifice two stand-offs since they didn't reach. I couldn't find the size of screws for the koolance block (M2.5, ?) so I just drilled them out. Since they're just riveted on, it was easy just to drill them out smile.gif
I had to get different hardware to make mine fit with the EK blocks. Def. worth it because it has more of an aggressive look over the EK backplate. Looking good as usual Werm! thumb.gif
Edited by mironccr345 - 3/12/13 at 6:39am
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Looks incredible wermad!

And on the topic of people with money being retarded, it's sad how little computer/electronic store employees know.

I mean, I don't expect someone making minimum wage at a big box store to know everything, or even someone at a smaller store (though they usually do know more).

But the amount they just make up or BS is insane.
If you don't know, don't just make stuff up.
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Dam fine looking there my good man!

we call for green sli bridge cable! and no is not an answer biggrin.gif

Sounds interesting. Might look for some vinyl wrap for it thumb.gif
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Look at all the jazz, looks good! cheers.gif

Thank you smile.gif
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I had to get different hardware to make mine fit with the EK blocks. Def. worth it because it has more of an aggressive look over the EK backplate. Looking good as usual Werm! thumb.gif

I could have researched it and gotten the right screws but I don't really want to add more time to this build.
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Looks incredible wermad!

Thanks thumb.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/12/13 at 6:27pm
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Sorry for the stupid question, but what is the purpose of the backplates? Decoration? I can not see them doing any cooling or weight distribution?

Otherwise great build. You inspired me to overkill my WC rig as well biggrin.gif
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Sorry for the stupid question, but what is the purpose of the backplates? Decoration? I can not see them doing any cooling or weight distribution?

Otherwise great build. You inspired me to overkill my WC rig as well biggrin.gif

They can dissipate PCB heat. Looks is one big factor. In a vertical layout, they can keep the PCB more rigid and prevent it from bending
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