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Backplate availability with 670 FTW/680?

post #1 of 7
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Hi, i just recently purchased my second 670 FTW and i was looking for backplates and realized i couldnt find any 670 FTW backplate, let alone a 680 backplate (only found the 680 FTW backplate) to fit on my card....

I called an EVGA rep and he didnt give me a good answer, more along the lines of "well i dont know.... but it looks like its out of stock and we discontinued them... try getting them from a different store that may have them"

The only one i can find is the one on frozen CPU thats available is this smooth finish EK backplate. I mean it looks really simple, i dont know if i want to pay 30 bucks for it. They have the EK CSQ backplates but those are "Orderable 1-18 days" so that means theyre not in stock?

What do i do? I really want backplates on my cards.... :/
post #2 of 7
I recently attempted to buy a GTX680 SC+.
After putting my order in, I was informed the + version was no longer in production. the + being the backplate.
Doesn't look like their are any backplates to be had...
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post #3 of 7
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At this rate, can i just buy any backplate and slap it over my video card (without even screwing it in) like an EK backplate? and using thermal pads as the separator from the backplate and the card to prevent shorting something out ?

I just dont like how the video card looks so bare on the top.
post #4 of 7
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Okay guys im desperate, is there anyway in getting a used 680 backplate? Even here on OCN? Anyone? D: I really want one.....I wish i knew anyone that is selling one???
post #5 of 7
watch the market place. they still sell like hot cakes...

who buys hot cakes?
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post #6 of 7
Check Ebay. I saw a couple on there a few days ago. If they're gone, don't throw stuff at me.
post #7 of 7
I would recommend the Heatkiller backplate, it's by far the nicest one on the market that I've seen or used. I especially likehow the center is slightly raised and thesstainless steelhas pperforations to permit airflow across the back of the PCB.
   
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