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sumaniv

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:30 pm

Backplate on a GPU

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EVGA currently is selling a backplate for my EVGA GTX 670 FTW for 20$, what does a backplate do, and is it worth getting. cause I want it. :3 Not sure but I think it keeps the GPU a few degrees cooler?
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GOLDDUBBY

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:34 pm
usually to improve cooling.

sumaniv

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:35 pm
GOLDDUBBY wrote:
usually to improve cooling.  


Do you know by how much. on average?

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:39 pm
Isn't it like a heatsink as the backside of the GPU gets pretty hot?

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:50 pm
looks cool + hides pcb

doesn't really cool anything off. might help cool memory some but otherwise doesn't have any real benefit and in tight sli builds actually decreases ventilation to the card above it because it decreases the gap between the two cards

but if you're only running one card, go for it, they look cool.

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No Kang thread should be locked or closed I said that very line as a gs too!!! Kang is the king get over it

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:53 pm
i thought a backplate is used for extra support of the cooler

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PostedNov 16, 2012 2:58 pm
The backplate does help support the PCB, but it's not really needed. I would get one for my 660Ti if I could, but, I don't think they make any for MSI Twin Frozr cards.

sumaniv

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PostedNov 16, 2012 3:07 pm
whoiskangaru wrote:
looks cool + hides pcb

doesn't really cool anything off. might help cool memory some but otherwise doesn't have any real benefit and in tight sli builds actually decreases ventilation to the card above it because it decreases the gap between the two cards

but if you're only running one card, go for it, they look cool.  


I'm going to run SLI in a few months ._. Guess I don't need it. :3

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PostedNov 16, 2012 3:11 pm
sumaniv wrote:
whoiskangaru wrote:
looks cool + hides pcb

doesn't really cool anything off. might help cool memory some but otherwise doesn't have any real benefit and in tight sli builds actually decreases ventilation to the card above it because it decreases the gap between the two cards

but if you're only running one card, go for it, they look cool.  


I'm going to run SLI in a few months ._. Guess I don't need it. :3  
get one for the top card just for shjts and giggles

just get one for the top card

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PostedNov 16, 2012 3:16 pm
The back plate is manly for looks and not so much fro cooling I have a back plate on both of my 460's and with or without the back plate the temps never change. They stay the same 45-50 deg.

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