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2018/01/12 14:34:58 (permalink)
Hello guys, I'm new here!

I just got my hands on a GTX 1080 (damn they are hard to find nowadays!) but this model came without a backplate.

I believe it's a chinese model of the GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 (08G-P4-5186-KR) and I was surprised when it came with a naked PCB.

Should I return it? I can't find affordable 1080s in my country specially from EVGA but I spent a lot and I'm a bit worried.

I don't care about the looks, I just mind about that rigid and sag stuff I have read about.
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    AHowes
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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/12 14:48:49 (permalink)
    Could try something simple like this

    https://hardforum.com/thr...98025/#post-1043418783

    or get a 3rd party backplate from a company that makes one.

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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/13 00:30:10 (permalink)
    AHowes
    Could try something simple like this



    or get a 3rd party backplate from a company that makes one.


    I think it will be hard to find this kind of product around here (or maybe I didnt get the idea of the fix).

    This sag thing will only happen to VGAs without backplate? In this example his VGA seems to have one. I mean, in theory, the backplate would just add more weight and worse the problem.

    Will I have problems missing a backplate or is just for aesthetic purposes?
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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/13 02:24:01 (permalink)
    Mostly, Backplate are aesthetic.
    In some cases, it might help a little in heat dissipation.
    For what I was looking, 08G-P4-5186-KR is a GTX 1080 F.E. with the ACX 3.0 heatsink.
    It might be possible to install the EK backplate for this one.

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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/13 07:15:23 (permalink)
    Well, it seems that the backplate is more important than I thought. Better I get my refund while I can because these solutions are more expensive than buying a better card.
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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/13 07:27:54 (permalink)
    The adapter to prevent card say is something someone can buy and make from the hardware store for like $2.50.. if you need it. Ive never used one.

    Can even use some Lego blocks hehe.

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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/29 01:01:00 (permalink)
    bummer. hope you returned it or made a bracket
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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/29 02:50:17 (permalink)
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    bummer. hope you returned it or made a bracket


    I actually returned it. It is a very expensive product to come without a backplate and I don't wanna try anything else to make up for it.

    Thanka everyone!
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    Re: GTX 1080 SC came without backplate 2018/01/29 11:47:08 (permalink)
    Backplates don't cost too much.  You  could just buy a cheap kit online.
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