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wouldnt that keep heat from dissipating off the back of the card?

It's not sitting directly on the back of the card, there is a small clearance for air flow. I don't notice any difference in temps but I haven't really tested it.
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Yeah its off. I burnt my hand pretty bad on my heat gun and rushed the job while holding ice in my hand lol.
That's not really much blood at all. My next backplate might be a Cannibal Corpse album cover!! devilsmiley.gif

CC you say?

Can we be best friends? LOL
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CC you say?

Can we be best friends? LOL

Yeah, lol. I didn't realize there where other metal heads on OCN.
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I had some free time on my hands today at work and decided to make my own GPU backplate.
This mod is purely aesthetic and provides no support to the pcb or heat dissipation.
I didn't have my card handy at the time of this mod, so the measurements where estimates and not exact numbers.

I used a scrap piece of acrylic that was salvaged from a recycling center thumb.gif and cut it to the size of my card.


Then I designed the graphic I wanted on the backplate using a program called VE LXi and cut it out with a vinyl plotter.



I lightly sanded the acrylic sheet and applied a few coats of white paint using an airbrush. I think spray paint will work just as well.


I was busy with other projects while working on this one so I forgot to take pictures of a few steps.
After the white paint dried enough to handle, I applied the vinyl decal to the acrylic and airbrushed over the entire sheet with black.
Once the black dried I began to remove the vinyl.



The final step was the clear coat, apply a few coats and thats it!



My backplate is held on with small pieces of double sided tape.




I apologize for the crappy cell phone pictures, I don't have a camera, nor am I a photographer redface.gif

I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope I have inspired anyone to take on a DIY project of their own.

If you have decided to make your own backplate, please post them here! I would love to see your projects!

Hate to bump, but do you still have the specs for the backplate on those 11196-19's? I am about to do this in the next couple weeks.
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Hate to bump, but do you still have the specs for the backplate on those 11196-19's? I am about to do this in the next couple weeks.

10.83" x 4.38"
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10.83" x 4.38"

Thank you! +Rep
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