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Limited time offer, please see below for full list of participating ETAIL/RETAIL!
http://www.evga.com/articles/00922/Spring-Forward-with-a-FREE-EVGA-Backplate/
 



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    bsmegreg
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 09:36:31 (permalink)
    I just did an RMA, does that come with it (2974-KR)? I always wanted one :)

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 09:41:08 (permalink)
    Dang, I bought 2 SSC+ right when it came out in February and *just* bought backplates for them this week.  I wonder if they will refund me.
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 09:44:46 (permalink)
    Oh sure Jacob.  You couldn't have done this two days earlier...  I just ordered two of the 3975's two days ago.  Oh well...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 10:18:52 (permalink)
    Typical, I just recieved my 970 SSC today, I always tend to miss out on these things it seems :/

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 10:38:18 (permalink)
    Perfect! i'm getting ready to purchase a 3rd 970. will put that as the top card for "better" head disipation. Do we know how long this promotion will last?

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 10:45:57 (permalink)
    The article in the link above says the offer expires April 30th.


     


     
     
     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 10:48:39 (permalink)
    bdary
    The article in the link above says the offer expires April 30th.


    I'm at work and they don't allow certain things to open up. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 10:54:46 (permalink)
    No problem...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 13:32:16 (permalink)
    I got mine 3795 just yesterday. :(
     
    Well at least the card is good; I wonder if EVGA will offer any incentive for people who miss this offer by such close margin.

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 13:57:09 (permalink)
    adi_vastava
    I got mine 3795 just yesterday. :(
     
    Well at least the card is good; I wonder if EVGA will offer any incentive for people who miss this offer by such close margin.


     
    My advice, call them or contact, send them an email and put a request in. Who knows they may just mail it to you. You'd be surprised.

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 15:30:25 (permalink)
    Aww bummer, I should have waited on buying my card. :(

    Oh well. :D

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 15:36:32 (permalink)
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    I got mine 3795 just yesterday. :(
     
    Well at least the card is good; I wonder if EVGA will offer any incentive for people who miss this offer by such close margin.


    My advice, call them or contact, send them an email and put a request in. Who knows they may just mail it to you. You'd be surprised.




    I mailed them but they denied. I can send it back and reorder but not in mood for hassle of removing it from PC, packing it back, creating a return request, dropping to UPS, reordering one, waiting for next to come ... ; all for a $20 item. :)

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 17:39:51 (permalink)
    This is pretty lame. I just purchased the EVGA FTW 04G-P4-2978-KR which is the same backplate as the SC 04G-P4-2974-KR. No love for the FTW series? These should of came with backplates already since most of the other competitors includes it for free!!

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 17:43:25 (permalink)
     
    That is awesome that you guys are doing this!
     
    Laryli31 Gets it!!!! :)
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 17:50:55 (permalink)
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    That is awesome that you guys are doing this!  :)
     
    If anyone missed out, PM me.  I have a backplate for the acx 2.0 superclocked 970 that I don't use.  You just pay shipping :)
     
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    I would love to take it, but I just made this account. I can't send any private messages. :( Don't know if I can receive PMs either, but if u can pm me your email I can message, that would be great. :)
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 17:58:52 (permalink)
    Welcome to the forums!   I have PM'D you.   I can ship it tomorrow :)

     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 18:05:04 (permalink)
    VegetaCreeper
    Welcome to the forums!   I have PM'D you.   I can ship it tomorrow :)



    I have received it, but remember I can't send back a Private message here yet. :) PM me where to send the money to. Paypal gift so no fees?
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/17 18:30:37 (permalink)
    Yes
    Pm incoming
     

     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 00:10:41 (permalink)
    The 3975KR does not need a backplate, it does not droop, and if anything the backplate will lock in some heat
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 00:13:49 (permalink)
    Kensin7311
    The 3975KR does not need a backplate, it does not droop, and if anything the backplate will lock in some heat




     
    hmm, I was wondering if the back plate will help in reducing temp. for the 4 ram module at back? I understand its more for looks and rigidity but have seen people mentioning it.

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 00:17:53 (permalink)
    my brother has one, it touches no components
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 03:29:10 (permalink)
    shame amazon UK isn't listed....
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 08:17:04 (permalink)
    I want one for my 970 SC. Where can I order one? I think it's BS that the backplate wasn't offered for free back to the launch of the 970 since EVGA openly admitted rushing the card to market before the backplate was available (read: it was needed due to structural weakness in the card, not "late to production", but whatever...I want one).
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/18 15:21:36 (permalink)

                My Affiliate Code: 8WEQVXMCJL
     
            Associate Code: VHKH33QN4W77V6A
     
                 
     
     
                      
     
     
     
              
     
       
     
               
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/19 15:48:17 (permalink)
    Kensin7311
    my brother has one, it touches no components




    Thanks for letting me know; so its eye candy mostly, I guess? 

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/19 15:50:46 (permalink)
     
    • Reinforces the PCB of the product
    • Helps to protect fragile components from handling damage
    • Adds a clean look to the product
    • Includes Logo and Model wording
    • Helps to reduce heat by up to 3 degrees Celsius

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/19 17:56:28 (permalink)
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    • Reinforces the PCB of the product
    • Helps to protect fragile components from handling damage
    • Adds a clean look to the product
    • Includes Logo and Model wording
    • Helps to reduce heat by up to 3 degrees Celsius




    I did read that marketing text, and hence asked Kensin7311 the question. But when end users tells you, you got to take their words over marketing, right.
     
    post edited by adi_vastava - 2015/04/19 18:00:55

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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/19 22:02:25 (permalink)
    Well this is a fine "how do you do". When last I asked I was not given a straight answer and so I just went ahead and just bought the card (970 SSC) because it was HEAVILY suggested that it was a promotion that would never return.
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    Re: FREE Backplate with select GTX 970 purchase at participating ETAIL/RETAIL 2015/04/19 23:59:40 (permalink)
    ^^ Well their policy is a little hard to understand for me. first batch of 970 came without backplate; once available they sent backplate for only those who bought the cards by a certain date(not sure why it was restricted based on date). Next they release the batch 2 of cards fixing the problems in batch one. But surprisingly again launch them without backplate; and then again come with this promotion.
     
    So there are two pools of users for each type of card, some who falls in promotion some who does not. I would love to buy a card(or any other part) where its same for all Like MSI red color 970; no backplate, green color, with backplate. G1 with backplate; No confusions. 
     
    Not sue why EVGA had to do this way.

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