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Im planning to get a backplate for my evga gtx580.. and im just wondering if the plate will void the warranty of the card? im assuming it wont.. because it's from evga.. I couldnt access to evga site because im at work now..

are they worth getting??

any help will be appreciated!!
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I'm pretty sure that it will not void your warranty, often removing the stock HS still isn't grounds for a void warranty if you keep everything clean and proper.
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No, it won't. This was asked when they first started doing it with the GTX 295.
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Thanks.. How much does the backplate help with the temp??
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The worse your case cooling is, the more it helps. For me, I could only discern about a 2C difference, but your card is different.
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also, to keep in mind, the back plate has this sponge thing around the gpu... when you place the back plate on the card. that sponge sits ontop of the "warranty/serial number" sticker of the card. When you remove the plate... youll see that the sticker has an oily residue on it.

I contacted evga about this and they said i could remove the sticker and just place the back plate on there.

I love this back plate but I am sad that i cant use it with the ek FC block cause the screws are a different size.
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post #7 of 25
Why would a backplate for a specific model card from the card's manufacturer void said card's warranty?

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Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
also, to keep in mind, the back plate has this sponge thing around the gpu... when you place the back plate on the card. that sponge sits ontop of the "warranty/serial number" sticker of the card. When you remove the plate... youll see that the sticker has an oily residue on it.

I contacted evga about this and they said i could remove the sticker and just place the back plate on there.

I love this back plate but I am sad that i cant use it with the ek FC block cause the screws are a different size.
really? evga backplate doesn't work with EK FC?? i was told differently

wow, this is disappointing

mine should be here tomorrow
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really? evga backplate doesn't work with EK FC?? i was told differently

wow, this is disappointing

mine should be here tomorrow
Yup pretty lame isn't it. I was disappointed when I found that out too.
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Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
also, to keep in mind, the back plate has this sponge thing around the gpu... when you place the back plate on the card. that sponge sits ontop of the "warranty/serial number" sticker of the card. When you remove the plate... youll see that the sticker has an oily residue on it.

I contacted evga about this and they said i could remove the sticker and just place the back plate on there.

I love this back plate but I am sad that i cant use it with the ek FC block cause the screws are a different size.
I see.. So did you put the sticker on the backplate?
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