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EVGA GTX 480 Backplate mini review w/pics

Nov 11, 2008
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Atlanta, USA
Just wanted to share some quick pics. It's a nicely designed add-on. Enjoy..

The plate arrives in a bubble pouch, wrapped in cling film. Also included is a color installation page and bag of screws which will replace eight specific ones removed from pcb:

The backplate has a nice brushed finish, quality standoffs, little spacer bumps, and a good size thermal pad. The pad is soft and will gently engulf a sizeable area behind the GPU, wicking away a bit of heat and spreading it across the backplate. Temp drop is very minor; but it's nice to know the backplate has some functionality:

A trick to removing the foam strip.. point a hair dryer at it for a minute or two. Then peel an end away, insuring the adhesive is coming off with the strip. Afterwards, simply follow installation instructions. In a few minutes ur done. Here are mine.. :)
May 14, 2010
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System Name Baby Box
Processor i5 4670K @ 4GHz
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3 1600MHz @ CL10
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 780 Dual FTW w/ EVGA ACX Cooler
Storage Crucial M500 240GB SSD (Boot Drive); Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM (Storage)
Display(s) ASUS VH222H 21.5" 1920x1080
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX
Audio Device(s) Audioengine D1 DAC/Amp
Power Supply Cooler Master GX RS750 PSU
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64/ Linux Mint 17.3
That looks very nice, much nicer than the bare PCB! :toast: