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Backplates for GPU? With it?

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Besides looks, is there any benefit to using a backplate with your GPU block?

Great sale on backplates right now, so was thinking about getting one. but not sure if it is actually worth it.
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post #2 of 4
It reduces the chance of a metal component dropping on your GPU back side and shorting out two (or more) critical solder points that just so happen to be where the metal component dropped.

...The chances of that are pretty slim anyways.

It's just for aesthetics.
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Thanks for the info! +REP
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My reference 5870 and 5970 have backplates already.. worked with the EK blocks.
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