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In other news, EVGA will upgrade any customer of GeForce GTX 470 or GTX 480 and send them a replacement high-airflow bracket and vented backplate for them to convert their existing cards. EVGA claims that the modification can result in a 7°C temperature drop (5°C via bracket, 2°C via backplate), meaning a quieter stock cooler or more overclocking headroom. Realistically this isn't a massive difference, but EVGA stated that it is '99 per cent certain it will do this for free', so we can't complain.

Addendum 4th June 2010: EVGA contacted us to correct that while the bracket and backplate will be free, p&p will have to be paid for.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...opean-operat/1

Not really news so I didnt want to post it as such. Free sexy backplates!
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Picture~
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sweet, I didn't expect this... I was trying to find a way to buy one. Glad I got EVGA instead of ASUS.
    
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are they doing this already or is there a set date?

cant complain as long as its F-R-E-E that spells freeeeeee



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Glad I got EVGA instead of ASUS.
same
post #5 of 57
Hmm.. I though they were "supposed" to run hot.. so running at 102°c isn't normal after all?
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My 5870 does look sweet with a backplate
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Hmm.. I though they were "supposed" to run hot.. so running at 102°c isn't normal after all?
What does eVGA giving out an aftermarket bracket/backplate have to do with the maximum threshold for the chip? Go away.

P.S. I don't break 75'c in furmark while OC'd. Potentially dropping to the 60s will be awesome, 3 cheers for eVGA
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Wow that looks sexy. Nothing like some GPU Pr0nz early in the morning!
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I was seriously ready to pay $20 for each backplate. This is amazing news. Everything they're doing to keep me as a customer is working.

So, when is this happening?
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wait, is this only for the UK?
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