Originally Posted by sk3tch
There's that, and that they are pretty unnecessary. Especially if you're running 3-way or 4-way - it creates heat issues. I'm on auto-notify because I'm going to buy one for my top card. Not going to bother with the rest, as you can't see them and it will add around 5 C to the temps (at least it did with my FTW+ 680 4GBs).
How do u figure it added heat? I had SLI 680 FTW+ 4gbs and I don't think they added any heat compared to my refrence 680s. Though the FTW+ did have a different cooler. I though the brackets were said to actually take off. 1-2 degrees.
Only way I can see them adding heat is 3-4 SLI since the gpu's are already really close together, it just decreases even more airflow space between cards but I would think single or SLI it would help temps.
I am for sure ordering high flow bracket for my titans, still on the fence for backplates. Only think I didn't like about the backplates on my 680 FTW+ was the oil seeping onto the backplate from the thermal pads.