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post #21 of 32
well the 295x2 is quite a "big" card.
Since normally you can not re-use the backplate which comes with the 295, i'ld consider it.
Most of the time a backplate is mostly for looks.. but it prevents warping of the card, so.

As for pricing... wanna bet its depending on destination country .. probably VAT or shipping related or Euro's to Dollars conversion.. although it could be an error on their part.
post #22 of 32
I would get the backplate if you can, its not completely necessary but a nice thing to have. Don't forget extra fittings for the GPU block.
 
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I can't find the backplate and its listed as end of life.
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post #24 of 32
If the EK shop no longer carries them, there might be some leftover stock at PPC or something.

Otherwise, you'll have to do without backplate....
or maybe the existing GPU backplate can be modified.. depends on why it normally can not be re-used. If it comes down to re-tapping threads/holes, that should be doable.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by RnRollie View Post

If the EK shop no longer carries them, there might be some leftover stock at PPC or something.

Otherwise, you'll have to do without backplate....
or maybe the existing GPU backplate can be modified.. depends on why it normally can not be re-used. If it comes down to re-tapping threads/holes, that should be doable.
I can't seem to find the backplate anywhere. This is killing my OCD. Makes me want to go with another brand. I am a sad panda right now.

I'm also a little sad that they only have clear hard acrylic tubing.
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post #26 of 32
Well, there is http://shop.watercool.de/ (english/german) and http://shop.aquacomputer.de/ for quality parts/blocks,
XSPC carry some sleek minimalistic blocks & backplates for the 295
and http://aquatuning.de (they also have an US site) for everything except EK products. They also carry the Monsoon coloured PETG hardline tubing.
Apparently aquatunings shipping is not too costly and sometimes even faster as PPC smile.gif


http://shop.aquacomputer.de/index.php?cPath=7_11_149_150
http://www.aquatuning.de/water-cooling/gpu-water-blocks/gpu-backplates/?p=1&f=2399&sSort=5
http://www.xs-pc.com/waterblocks-gpu/razor-r9-295x2
post #27 of 32
Backplate is apparently out of production.
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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by RnRollie View Post

Well, there is http://shop.watercool.de/ (english/german) and http://shop.aquacomputer.de/ for quality parts/blocks,
XSPC carry some sleek minimalistic blocks & backplates for the 295
and http://aquatuning.de (they also have an US site) for everything except EK products. They also carry the Monsoon coloured PETG hardline tubing.
Apparently aquatunings shipping is not too costly and sometimes even faster as PPC smile.gif


http://shop.aquacomputer.de/index.php?cPath=7_11_149_150
http://www.aquatuning.de/water-cooling/gpu-water-blocks/gpu-backplates/?p=1&f=2399&sSort=5
http://www.xs-pc.com/waterblocks-gpu/razor-r9-295x2
Thanks, I'll look at those
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Backplate is apparently out of production.
Ya, I said that in the OP. That's what they mean by End of Life.
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Ya, I said that in the OP. That's what they mean by End of Life.

Ya, i realized that after i posted...i wish they would let people delete their own posts.
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Ya, i realized that after i posted...i wish they would let people delete their own posts.
np, I just wish I could find one somewhere, it's making me rethink my whole build mad.gif
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