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Watercooling 7950 - do I need a backplate?

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May 24, 2012 12:26:15 AM

I want to watercool my 7950:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15576/ex-blc-1080/EK_...

I also saw this backplate:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16067/ex-blc-1114/EK_...

My question is if I want to watercool my graphics card, do I have to buy a backplate for it too?

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May 24, 2012 1:10:58 AM

You don't need one, it just looks nicer and keeps dust off the back of the Pcb,
*edit, remember to find out if your card is reference or not before ordering fullcover blocks
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May 24, 2012 1:46:21 AM

How would I know? My card looks like this:
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May 24, 2012 3:01:46 AM

Image isn't working, post brand and variant of card, or a link
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May 24, 2012 7:20:44 AM

Click that first link, and tell me what it says above your address bar at the top :p 
Non-reference card, so those blocks will not fit, you are looking at universal blocks and ramsinks there mate, no bad thing as you can use those on your upgraded card in the future as well
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May 24, 2012 5:45:48 PM

The link you posted I referred to, in non-hyperlink format.
htt***p://images.tweaktown.com/news/2/2/22469_01_spotted_single_fan_non_reference_design_sapphire_radeon_hd_7950.jpg
Says non-ref to my eyes, but the cooling configurator you posted has a list of what will fit and any restrictions therein like plate adaptors etc
but as I may have mentioned to you before, avoid EK Nickel,
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