I just found the following at the EVGA Forum about the lack of proper holes for the EKWB Classy backplate for the KPE's:http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=2116917
From Post #9:
Thank you for contacting EK Support.
We are sorry, but this backplate was not particularly design for KINGPIN videocards.
It is compatible, but it was designed using non KINGPIN videocards and before KINGPIN videocard was release.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lep pozdrav, Kind regards, MFG!
Peter Šajn "
What bloody good is a "compatibility chart" that says there's been a "physical" compatibility check with the parts in which you're interested?
After all the hassle I'd have to go through to sell the one I bought, (PayPal, packing, shipping, tracking, some doofus whining there's a speck of dust on it and "I want my money back or I'll have your PayPal account closed", etc. etc.), that really makes selling it not very feasible.
I guess I'll just try removing the original backplate, mark where the holes are supposed to go on the EK plate, and try drilling them out and just use the EK backplate on the bottom card.
In the 1st post of the above thread, from the EVGA Forum, there's also a problem with an EK backplate riser hitting one of the cards power connectors, causing the card's pcb to bow &/or distort.
That means breaking out the Dremel to get rid of the useless riser.
That's a real physical compatibility check you performed there EKWB!
I think you qualify for the US Air Force as a QC&E inspector.
(Oh, Slovenian. Now I see. Getting back at us for Ronald Reagan and the fall of the Iron Curtain, huh? I thought that was a good
That's okay, though. It won't be long before your Uncle Boris comes knocking on your
Just as he's doing in Crimea. With one of his huge T90 battle tanks.
Sweet dreams, Peter Šajn! And welcome back to the past, comrade.