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Custom GPU Backplates

Mighty_Spoon

12 months ago

How difficult is it, really? How much does it cost?

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Coldzero is a much better place. He doesn't use magnets.

https://www.coldzero.eu/gpu-backplates/

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Did not know about him, thanks.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually just checked the website out. I do have a question though... Is the white area on the GPU going to be made as white?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

If you click on a design you will find that you can customize all the colors, or have part translucent, or add RGB.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Little late to this topic. But the best place to get a gpu backplate would be coldzero. He ships worldwide..

https://www.coldzero.eu/gpu-backplates/

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

All you need to do is cut some thin metal in the shape of the GPU and cut holes corresponding with the screws on the back

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Why metal? That would never be practical to work with. Acrylic would work much better.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Is metal the best material to use? It's completely safe? I've seen stuff with acrylic.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

I would highly suggest some sort of buffer between the metal and the board, like rubber

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

As in a rubber sheet of some sort? Or do you mean some kind of like rubber pads at certain points? Maybe even some Flex Seal. (Not really).

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm thinking rubber washers where the screws go in

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  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Cutting sheet metal should never be thought of as completely safe.

If you are just looking for a visual addition, you can just cut a piece of acrylic, paint it however you want it to look, and lay it on top of the GPU. If you aren't moving your PC, it doesn't actually need to be screwed in.

If you are trying to create a functional, "installable" backplate, you have got some more research to do.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I see... Thanks for the reply!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent way to kill your card! Though seriously, please use acrylic or put an insulation layer to stop the plate from shorting out the card.

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