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It should work, my gtx 480's were a lot worse and still lasted me over 3yrs.. Personally I would try installing the cards with nothing linking them and see if they sit straight, then try linking them one piece at a time to work out what is causing the problem.

The problem isn't just in the case. It also occurs while the cards are outside of the case just like the previous photo I posted before. I was just looking at my cards again and noticed the thermal pads inder the backplate. I know this is a silly question, but could there be a possibility that thermal pads under the backplate are causing it to flex? Should I remove them and check?
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The problem isn't just in the case. It also occurs while the cards are outside of the case just like the previous photo I posted before. I was just looking at my cards again and noticed the thermal pads inder the backplate. I know this is a silly question, but could there be a possibility that thermal pads under the backplate are causing it to flex? Should I remove them and check?
Ah. I just had a better look at the last pic, it does seem like something is in there causing the backplate to bow.. Did you use the pads included with the backplate as directed? It looks like you've put some behind the vrms, the backplate on my card only came with pads for the memory if the card was a titan black instead of a 780ti. If the card is a reference model but came with extra thermal pads on the back then you'd need to remove them to install the backplate properly, it's designed for a bare card.
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Why dont you just take the backplate off and double check?
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Okay so I went ahead and removed the thermal pads off of the backplate and this is what it looks like now:


I can still see a very slight bend. Can anyone here who owns a watercooled EVGA GTX 980 video card let me know if you have experienced a similar issue? Also this waterblock is meant for the reference gtx 980 but works with evga gtx 980 acx2.0. Do I need to put the thermal pads under the backplate if I am using the EVGA card?
post #92165 of 107317
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I can still see a very slight bend. Can anyone here who owns a watercooled EVGA GTX 980 video card let me know if you have experienced a similar issue? Also this waterblock is meant for the reference gtx 980 but works with evga gtx 980 acx2.0. Do I need to put the thermal pads under the backplate if I am using the EVGA card?

I'm glad I ran across your post. I have a watercooled EVGA GTX 980 and did the same thing with putting thermal pads under the back plate. It has a slight bend so I'll be removing the pads to see if that helps. I'm just not sure when I'll have the time.
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I'm glad I ran across your post. I have a watercooled EVGA GTX 980 and did the same thing with putting thermal pads under the back plate. It has a slight bend so I'll be removing the pads to see if that helps. I'm just not sure when I'll have the time.

Just a heads up, even when I removed the thermal pads there was still a slight bow to the backplate. I'm just wondering if this is supposed to be normal. Would be nice if a rep could respond to these issues.
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Just a heads up, even when I removed the thermal pads there was still a slight bow to the backplate. I'm just wondering if this is supposed to be normal. Would be nice if a rep could respond to these issues.

Try posting here: http://www.overclock.net/t/993624/ek-club
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Just a heads up, even when I removed the thermal pads there was still a slight bow to the backplate. I'm just wondering if this is supposed to be normal. Would be nice if a rep could respond to these issues.
My reference 780ti came with a bare pcb on the back and the backplate installed and fitted straight.

I think by installing it with the thermal pads and screwing it down you would have bent the backplate because the block on the other side of the card under the vrms is stronger.

Maybe try flattening the backplate with a big stack of phonebooks and a bucket of water or something overnight.
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post #92169 of 107317
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My reference 780ti came with a bare pcb on the back and the backplate installed and fitted straight.

I think by installing it with the thermal pads and screwing it down you would have bent the backplate because the block on the other side of the card under the vrms is stronger.

Maybe try flattening the backplate with a big stack of phonebooks and a bucket of water or something overnight.

I think that would probably crush the card lol. I have contacted PPC's about this issue, and I am currently awaiting a response from them.
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I think that would probably crush the card lol. I have contacted PPC's about this issue, and I am currently awaiting a response from them.

Not with the card attached lol.. I meant take the backplate off, put it top side down on something flat and strong, then put books and then something heavy like a bucket of water on top.

EK and ppc's might help you but they don't have to if you bent it yourself like I think you did, and honestly it's not that hard to fix it yourself.
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