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EVGA High-Flow Bracket and Backplate on non-EVGA card?

post #1 of 8
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Can I buy these two items to fit onto my Zotac GTX580? I'm also planning to re-apply the thermal paste on the GPU core and memory. I also worried since the stock cooler uses thermal pads that when I use thermal paste the heatsick and memory chips won't make contact? Or am I wrong?
post #2 of 8
the high flow bracket will fit as long as the ports are in the same location.....

as for the backplate....

on the 580 it doesn't improve the temp at all.. because there is no thermal pad on the backplate.....

so it is purely for looks and rigidity
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by hodgoes2001 View Post
as for the backplate....

on the 580 it doesn't improve the temp at all.. because there is no thermal pad on the backplate.....

so it is purely for looks and rigidity
There is a thermal pad on the 580 backplate, but it is only a thin square outline. The 480 backplate had a large square thermal pad.

post #4 of 8
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I guess it would be a waste of money then.
post #5 of 8
ooo thats news 2 me...

because i know a few other people who bought this and it didn't have this...

maybe they put it on afterwards after complaints or something....

Backplates do look lovley though....

plus if you ever upgrade the cooling to something like a AXP cooler

the card doesn't bend at all
post #6 of 8
replacing the tim on the gpu will not effect how the thermal pads on the ram/vrm's touch the heatsink as long as you don't mess with them or take them off.
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replacing the tim on the gpu will not effect how the thermal pads on the ram/vrm's touch the heatsink as long as you don't mess with them or take them off.
I wanted to replace the TIM on the RAM too though, is that possible?
post #8 of 8
The backplates work to reduce temps when you have a better aftermarket cooler attached. I had the Gelid Icy Vision and had the backplate for the GTX 470 a while back and the backplate dropped the temps another 4-5*C. Nothing too significant but it helps.
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