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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Am I the only one who doesn't find a solid metal piece of matte black sleek?
I prefer bare PCB to a black matte piece of metal aswell
   
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^lol and to the extreme it goes, def look better my old evga 260 was really way nicer than my 460's ... but galaxy really went out of their way to just disgust anyone who glances at one of these cards
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post #13 of 28
The ATI backplate looks better than the EVGA backplate in person.
post #14 of 28
It makes no difference in performance, it makes very minor difference in durability as most people won't remove the card often after installing it the first time.

Most fan shrouds aren't painted, they are just colored plastics. I wouldn't mind my graphics card in a vanilla brown box but most people would object.
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post #15 of 28
I guess it could protect the PCB from accidental static discharge from touching it.. but other than that I see no proper use for a backplate.
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post #16 of 28
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I guess it could protect the PCB from accidental static discharge from touching it.. but other than that I see no proper use for a backplate.
Your avatar makes me shudder with fear...

I heard about somebody dropping a lose screw on the back of their cards and POOF. Dead card. Backplates could prevent accidents like that.
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post #17 of 28
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Don't be silly.

Back plates matter for the some, others don't care.
It also adds a bit to the cost by making them, paint, and they give no cooling benefits.

Boxes and shrouds colors, thats just marketing.
Unless you like buying your cards in an unmarked brown box.

If they could make their cards completely bare and get away with it, they would.
If you buying online why do you need a detailed colored box?

They can make the card completely bare and get away with it.


What im getting to is why cant we just buy OEM cards.

Skip the manual, the cables, the out dated DVD

I just want the card as it looks on nvidia.com
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post #18 of 28
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Your avatar makes me shudder with fear...

I heard about somebody dropping a lose screw on the back of their cards and POOF. Dead card. Backplates could prevent accidents like that.
because every one keeps there case open and the power when handling screw drivers.
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post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

I heard about somebody dropping a lose screw on the back of their cards and POOF. Dead card. Backplates could prevent accidents like that.

I don't handle my PC with the power turned on...
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Did not have a screw driver and was not a video card, but my TV tuner card in the 1x PCIe slot on my MB is right next to the NB heat sink and when adjusting the coax into the card (was not picking up one station for some reason) it twisted the card just enough to touch the NB and spark/short the card. The computer instantly shut down (I about craped my pants). So I see this being useful when you have a bunch of cards right next to each other with only fractions of an inch apart so if you plug in another monitor or twist a connector in on the back that provides some little torque to the PCB it does not touch another... Or they can just High-pot the PCB's and still have the raw look
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