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Im new to the forum and didnt think this was justified to have its own thread, but does anyone know when the color backplates for the 1080 are expected to drop?
I heard rumblings that it may have been delayed, any truth to that?

Thanks in advanced!

They will become available at the end of the week. thumb.gif
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They will become available at the end of the week. thumb.gif

Thanks for that!
How long does it take for a 3rd party to usually get them from you from your sell date? Such as performance Pcs. Or is it faster to ship to the US right from your website?
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Thanks for that!
How long does it take for a 3rd party to usually get them from you from your sell date? Such as performance Pcs. Or is it faster to ship to the US right from your website?

It always depends on when they make their order. If they pre-purchased them they should have them in no time.
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They will become available at the end of the week. thumb.gif

@akira749, is that true for the Strix 1080 waterblock too? biggrin.gif Also, can you tell me if PPC's pre-ordered those blocks? tongue.gif
    
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@akira749, is that true for the Strix 1080 waterblock too? biggrin.gif Also, can you tell me if PPC's pre-ordered those blocks? tongue.gif

No sorry I can't redface.gif

And about what PPCS or any other resellers, I don't have have access to this part on the business so I don't know sorry.
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No sorry I can't redface.gif

And about what PPCS or any other resellers, I don't have have access to this part on the business so I don't know sorry.

Haha, was worth a try! Thanks akira! thumb.gif
    
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Any chance you could make a separate post about that vinyl wrap, take us through the process, what material you used, how you cut it (looks so neat) to match the flow path etc. I'd love some in depth detail on the whole thing and might want to try it myself.

Sure! I used this Carbon Vinyl wrap for most of the mods on my current build. Used a clear binder divider and traced out the patter of the fluid channel on top of the GPU block.




Then transferred the pattern to the vinyl and cut it out using a metal ruler as a guide, and hobby knife with a new/sharp blade. Pretty easy as long as you take your time and do it right.
    
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Sure! I used this Carbon Vinyl wrap for most of the mods on my current build. Used a clear binder divider and traced out the patter of the fluid channel on top of the GPU block.




Then transferred the pattern to the vinyl and cut it out using a metal ruler as a guide, and hobby knife with a new/sharp blade. Pretty easy as long as you take your time and do it right.

So you placed the carbon fiber wrap directly onto the block itself?
Not worried about it melting or anything? Not sure how hot the outside of the block gets
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So you placed the carbon fiber wrap directly onto the block itself?
Not worried about it melting or anything? Not sure how hot the outside of the block gets

I doubt the outside of the plexi get very hot (at least not where it could melt the vinyl wrap).

A screw on thin anodized plate would be very nice though. Manufactured in matching colors to the backplates and sold (with the longer screws needed) as an optional extra would be awesome!
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So you placed the carbon fiber wrap directly onto the block itself?
Not worried about it melting or anything? Not sure how hot the outside of the block gets

The plexi doesn't get hot at all, not worried.

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A screw on thin anodized plate would be very nice though. Manufactured in matching colors to the backplates and sold (with the longer screws needed) as an optional extra would be awesome!

That is a great idea. Hopefully EK is seeing this. thumb.gif
    
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