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I just got a 970 ssc and I am wondering if I should get a backplate for it. I like the idea of adding structural integrity to the card.

If so, where should I shop? Are the backplates for these the same as the regular gtx 970? Or perhaps a 980 or other card?
 

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no card needs a backplate a little sag has yet to kill a card.
they are cosmetic items.
some backplates have few enough holes to be a protection from leaks but that's all.
 

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So, card sagging isn't that much of an issue? Especially on a hottee clocked card? It's just a suspicion, but wouldn't a theoretically hotter card have more of a tendency to deform over time, since it will have its weight supported unevenly from the side and back of the card?

So that really hasn't been an issue with card longevity?
 

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your gpu will not generate enough heat to deform its pcb.
the core would die first.

a backplate will not magically elongate the lifespan of your card.

if you are that worried about sagging build a structure that actually supports the far corner not just add weight to the whole thing.
there is a nice thread about ghetto rigging. you could get some inspirations there
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Lol! Cool I might take a look.

Now if I wanted a backplate for more aesthetic reasons, where might I find one? I don't see any stock on evga's site.
 

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Alrighty, well Thanks for all your replies!
 
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