Arctic Accelero Xtreme III: install without back plate?
Because of my poor choice of case (Thermaltake Armor Revo+) and combination of CPU cooler (the Phanteks PH-tc14pe), motherboard and CPU my 1080Ti is jammed up against the Phanteks PH-tc14pe (because the 1st slot is the only 16 lane capable slot) and now there's no room for the backplate the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III uses. I've previously used a Arctic Accelero Xtreme II on a 6970 and it didn't use a backplate just screws and washers. So is there anyway I can use the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III without the back plate? The back plate in his case is a small piece of metal that covers the area behind the GPU and rests on top of a pad to prevent shorting the PCB.