Originally Posted by Mads1
Agree prob best gpu block out there, im just waiting for the nikel version backplates for them, as my new case has been cut, and about to do a test fit in the next week or two.
Hum, I'm not sure that this approach will end satisfactory for you. As I told you guys before, we used to have problems with the subcontractors who did the plating for us, with some, it was quality issues, with others, it was reliability... It fianlly seems, we found someone who can satisfy our quality demands, stay within the given timeframe AND offer us a reasonable pricing range. So, right now, we are testing out a bunch of layouts and procedures to see if a nickel plated backplate can be achieved. The problem is that aluminium, the material of the backplate, can not be plated with nickel. First, they need to apply a very thin copper layer onto the aluminium, which then can be plated with a first layer of dull nickel and THEN, in a third step, be plated with the high gloss nickel that we all wish for. As you can see, this is way more complicated than the usual copper-based plating, and more complicated always means more expensive for the customer, essentially. So, yeah, right now, we are trying to figure out how we can simplify this process, so we can offer the plated backplate for a reasonable price.
So, in summary, I would suggest you order the blocks as you like them regardless the backplate. You can, however, install the backplate onto the graphics card afterwards, if we find a reasonable way to offer it.