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2017/04/28 10:13:51 (permalink)
I was wondering if anybody had any experience with custom V1 Tech backplates, specifically these ones:
 
http://www.v1tech.com/shop/backplates/evga-design-backplates/
 
It says they have magnetic attachements, does that mean it uses magnets to directly attach to the backplate that is already installed on the card?  Is the bottom "accent" layer translucent so that the backplate RGB will shine through, or does it completely block the RGB from the card?
 
I'm getting the white 1080 ti, and I want to put a white backplate on it so these seem like they might be pretty neat.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/28 10:30:55 (permalink)
    Conventional wisdom would say magnets directly on sensitive electronics is/can be bad, but I wouldn't call myself the magnetism expert either.
     
    I don't think I'd trust my GPU with a magnetic hat but I've never heard of these and I'd be curious to see if anyone knows anything about these as well.

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/28 14:16:11 (permalink)
    Those actually look pretty cool, I have no experience with them however.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/28 14:25:39 (permalink)
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    I don't think I'd trust my GPU with a magnetic hat 


    this is rad and made me LOL. The mental picture i had of a GPU with a magnetic hat was nice. TY for this

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/28 22:03:01 (permalink)
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    http://www.v1tech.com/shop/backplates/evga-design-backplates/
     



     
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 05:00:18 (permalink)
    I looked up a few videos on youtube, and the backplates do look pretty cool, but now I'm considering alternatives.  I know that EVGA states that for a card to keep its warranty, it must be returned in the original state.  If I were to remove the backplate, and spray it white with plasti dip, would it still be under warranty?  The backplate could be taken off and the plasti dip could be removed so it would still be unmodified.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 05:04:46 (permalink)
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    I looked up a few videos on youtube, and the backplates do look pretty cool, but now I'm considering alternatives.  I know that EVGA states that for a card to keep its warranty, it must be returned in the original state.  If I were to remove the backplate, and spray it white with plasti dip, would it still be under warranty?  The backplate could be taken off and the plasti dip could be removed so it would still be unmodified.


    As long as you remove the plastidip before sending it back, your warranty will be fine. Just make sure you dont damage anything while working on it.

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 05:18:34 (permalink)
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    I looked up a few videos on youtube, and the backplates do look pretty cool, but now I'm considering alternatives.  I know that EVGA states that for a card to keep its warranty, it must be returned in the original state.  If I were to remove the backplate, and spray it white with plasti dip, would it still be under warranty?  The backplate could be taken off and the plasti dip could be removed so it would still be unmodified.


    As long as you remove the plastidip before sending it back, your warranty will be fine. Just make sure you dont damage anything while working on it.

    Awesome.  It's nice to see a company that doesn't have a rigid "no fun" warranty policy.  This will be my first EVGA GPU and one of the main draws was the constant praise for customer care.  
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 05:46:52 (permalink)
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    Conventional wisdom would say magnets directly on sensitive electronics is/can be bad, but I wouldn't call myself the magnetism expert either.
     
    I don't think I'd trust my GPU with a magnetic hat but I've never heard of these and I'd be curious to see if anyone knows anything about these as well.

    Well, I wouldn't do it either, but really it's a changing magnetic field that generates a voltage, not just a magnetic field, so maybe it's just fine as long as your parts are stationary with respect to the magnets.

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 06:33:09 (permalink)
    Wont covering up the back plate interfere with it thermal performance, I was thinking about putting a decal or some kind of design with white duct tape on mine.  These custom made ones definitely look nice, the back of the GPU is a great spot for some designs. 

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 07:07:54 (permalink)
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    Wont covering up the back plate interfere with it thermal performance, I was thinking about putting a decal or some kind of design with white duct tape on mine.  These custom made ones definitely look nice, the back of the GPU is a great spot for some designs. 


    The gamernexus review of the SC2 experimented with covering up all of the holes in the shroud on the front of the card and saw a negligible difference in the thermals.  I think if that didn't really make a difference, then putting something over the backplate probably won't make much of a difference either.  Then again, I'm no expert and you would need to test before and after to see if it actually affects anything.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 07:10:55 (permalink)
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    Wont covering up the back plate interfere with it thermal performance, I was thinking about putting a decal or some kind of design with white duct tape on mine.  These custom made ones definitely look nice, the back of the GPU is a great spot for some designs. 


    The gamernexus review of the SC2 experimented with covering up all of the holes in the shroud on the front of the card and saw a negligible difference in the thermals.  I think if that didn't really make a difference, then putting something over the backplate probably won't make much of a difference either.  Then again, I'm no expert and you would need to test before and after to see if it actually affects anything.


    It would be an interesting experiment, I may try that when I get my SC2, with all those sensors you could probably get some good data.

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 07:39:48 (permalink)
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    Conventional wisdom would say magnets directly on sensitive electronics is/can be bad, but I wouldn't call myself the magnetism expert either.
     
    I don't think I'd trust my GPU with a magnetic hat but I've never heard of these and I'd be curious to see if anyone knows anything about these as well.


    I bet that's a magnetic hat in your profile pic which makes me believe you are lying to me and are actually a magnetism expert. Where I work if you can spell magnetism your an expert.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 09:41:46 (permalink)
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    Where I work if you can spell magnetism your an expert.





     
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 09:56:12 (permalink)
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    Conventional wisdom would say magnets directly on sensitive electronics is/can be bad, but I wouldn't call myself the magnetism expert either.
     
    I don't think I'd trust my GPU with a magnetic hat but I've never heard of these and I'd be curious to see if anyone knows anything about these as well.


    I bet that's a magnetic hat in your profile pic which makes me believe you are lying to me and are actually a magnetism expert. Where I work if you can spell magnetism your an expert.




    You caught me - I'm trying to keep all the magnetic hats to myself. They're outstanding tbh.

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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/29 10:09:34 (permalink)
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 04:16:27 (permalink)
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    I looked up a few videos on youtube, and the backplates do look pretty cool, but now I'm considering alternatives.  I know that EVGA states that for a card to keep its warranty, it must be returned in the original state.  If I were to remove the backplate, and spray it white with plasti dip, would it still be under warranty?  The backplate could be taken off and the plasti dip could be removed so it would still be unmodified.


    As long as you remove the plastidip before sending it back, your warranty will be fine. Just make sure you dont damage anything while working on it.



    Regarding the FTW3's backplate, there is a 'tamper seal' in addition to a 'serial # label' on the outside--the side that shows and thus would be the one that gets plasti dipped (see the GamersNexus video at ~2:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBjTi0uj64E&t=627s). How are you going to deal with them? Do you plasti dip over these labels and if so, what happens to them if you attempt to remove the plasti dip for service?
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 04:42:45 (permalink)
    The person I trust the most with making custom backplates is coldzero in Portugal. I have recommended his work for years. He only has a Founder's Edition custom backplate for the 1080ti at this time. If anyone provides him custom measurements he can make a backplate for any card.
     
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 05:01:41 (permalink)
    I signed up for a white version of the Elite FTW3 and would really like to compliment the card with a white backplate. I've not seen the V1Tech backplates in person, but from videos and website pics, they look very good. Two issues concern me about marrying a V1Tech backplate with an FTW3:
     
    1. Thermal: According to the Gamers Nexus FTW3 Tear-Down video, the backplate does serve to dissipate heat. How much and how effective it is in doing so was not mentioned. If you place a plastic/acrylic sheet over the backplate, it's certainly going to if not completely stop then at least impede airflow from the many holes in the backplate as well as negate the metal to air thermal transfer either partially or fully. You might be able to balance the effects with increasing fan speeds, but then noise suffers (not to mention ears).
    2. Aesthetics: The backplate will have to have "EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti" cut out to match same on the original backplate so that the RGB light will shine through.  Not sure how effective that will be, both in accuracy of execution and RGB light shining through from below the original backplate.
     
    Not really worried about the magnetic issue (V1Tech uses magnets to hold their backplate onto the card's original backplate) as they would have encountered and worked through any problems in this area already or would have stopped using magnets altogether.
     
    Anyone have any ideas re: the above?
     
    Thanks...
     
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 09:29:56 (permalink)
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    I signed up for a white version of the Elite FTW3 and would really like to compliment the card with a white backplate. I've not seen the V1Tech backplates in person, but from videos and website pics, they look very good. Two issues concern me about marrying a V1Tech backplate with an FTW3:
     
    1. Thermal: According to the Gamers Nexus FTW3 Tear-Down video, the backplate does serve to dissipate heat. How much and how effective it is in doing so was not mentioned. If you place a plastic/acrylic sheet over the backplate, it's certainly going to if not completely stop then at least impede airflow from the many holes in the backplate as well as negate the metal to air thermal transfer either partially or fully. You might be able to balance the effects with increasing fan speeds, but then noise suffers (not to mention ears).
    2. Aesthetics: The backplate will have to have "EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti" cut out to match same on the original backplate so that the RGB light will shine through.  Not sure how effective that will be, both in accuracy of execution and RGB light shining through from below the original backplate.
     
    Not really worried about the magnetic issue (V1Tech uses magnets to hold their backplate onto the card's original backplate) as they would have encountered and worked through any problems in this area already or would have stopped using magnets altogether.
     
    Anyone have any ideas re: the above?
     
    Thanks...
     


    Yeah, I watched that after I posted so it seems that it may impede the air flow or heat dissipation.  I highly doubt it would make a significant difference, but who knows?  I do plan on plasti dipping the backplate when I get my card, so I'd be happy to necro this thread and post some before/after testing results.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 09:31:31 (permalink)
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    Regarding the FTW3's backplate, there is a 'tamper seal' in addition to a 'serial # label' on the outside--the side that shows and thus would be the one that gets plasti dipped (see the GamersNexus video at ~2:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBjTi0uj64E&t=627s). How are you going to deal with them? Do you plasti dip over these labels and if so, what happens to them if you attempt to remove the plasti dip for service?
     



    I don't have any experience working with plasti dip, but from what I've seen it looks like it peels off pretty easily, and I doubt that adhesion of it would be stronger than the adhesion of a sicker.  Maybe somebody who has done this before could speak to this based on their experience.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 12:45:34 (permalink)
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    I do plan on plasti dipping the backplate when I get my card, so I'd be happy to necro this thread and post some before/after testing results.


     
    ...or start a new thread.
    Either way, I'm sure many will be interested in your results--I know I will!
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 12:48:59 (permalink)
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    Regarding the FTW3's backplate, there is a 'tamper seal' in addition to a 'serial # label' on the outside--the side that shows and thus would be the one that gets plasti dipped (see the GamersNexus video at ~2:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBjTi0uj64E&t=627s). How are you going to deal with them? Do you plasti dip over these labels and if so, what happens to them if you attempt to remove the plasti dip for service?
     



    I don't have any experience working with plasti dip, but from what I've seen it looks like it peels off pretty easily, and I doubt that adhesion of it would be stronger than the adhesion of a sicker.  Maybe somebody who has done this before could speak to this based on their experience.




    You could be right. I'm sure those labels are designed to not peel off easily. However, I don't have any experience with plasti dip either, so I don't know.
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    Re: V1 Tech backplates 2017/04/30 14:47:23 (permalink)
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    I do plan on plasti dipping the backplate when I get my card, so I'd be happy to necro this thread and post some before/after testing results.


     
    ...or start a new thread.
    Either way, I'm sure many will be interested in your results--I know I will!


    Yeah, that would work too.  I'm leaving for vacation right when the card is shipped :( so I won't be able to get it plasti dipped until early June, but I'll definitely report back.
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    I use  instead, basically same thing but better price ( I think they copy V1 but hey, i'll take it). Printing quality is great and fits perfectly on my GPU. 
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