EKWB GPU backplate active water cooler?

magda

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EKWB has a nee type of GPU water cooler, that also has an active cooled backplate

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Have you tried these type of coolers for thr 4090?
Are they worth it?
 

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We have a few threads on these already:

https://hardforum.com/threads/active-backplaet-4090.2024065/

And

https://hardforum.com/threads/ekwb-active-backplate-dimensions.2024618/

Log story short, they are difficult to fit in most cases as they tend to impact things like ram sockets, etc. Might work if lucky, but plan on needing a riser and a vertical GPU mount to make it work.

While these are somehwat useful on GPU's like the 3090ti with ram on the back of the card, they are less so on a 4090. You might get like 2C improvement or something, just because there are more places for the GPU heat to go, but the general consensus seems to be that they are more of a money grab than anything else.

But if you are the kind of buyer who absolutely has to have the best, damn the cost, then maybe you'll see a little tiny improvement from this, at a rather ridiculous cost increase.

Still, you aren't going to gain much from overclocking a 4090, so one wonders what the point would be.
 

magda

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We have a few threads on these already:

https://hardforum.com/threads/active-backplaet-4090.2024065/

And

https://hardforum.com/threads/ekwb-active-backplate-dimensions.2024618/

Log story short, they are difficult to fit in most cases as they tend to impact things like ram sockets, etc. Might work if lucky, but plan on needing a riser and a vertical GPU mount to make it work.

While these are somehwat useful on GPU's like the 3090ti with ram on the back of the card, they are less so on a 4090. You might get like 2C improvement or something, just because there are more places for the GPU heat to go, but the general consensus seems to be that they are more of a money grab than anything else.

But if you are the kind of buyer who absolutely has to have the best, damn the cost, then maybe you'll see a little tiny improvement from this, at a rather ridiculous cost increase.

Still, you aren't going to gain much from overclocking a 4090, so one wonders what the point would be.
So, did you finally order one?
 

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So, did you finally order one?

Nope. I decided against it. I went with the regular one sided EK block for mine.

I didn't want a vertical GPU mount, and I determined the benefit was way too small to justify the cost.

I can afford it, but it definitely triggered my ripoff spidey-sense, and there was no coming back from that.
 

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I went with the regular one sided EK block for mine.
pics or shens 🤗

I didn't want a vertical GPU mount, and I determined the benefit was way too small to justify the cost.
No riser card? but all the cool kids are doing it!!

I can afford it, but it definitely triggered my ripoff spidey-sense, and there was no coming back from that.
oh well, for a moment there I thought you were poor 😉
 

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pics or shens 🤗

Documented my progress on thefpsreview forums here.

I was temp banned here at the time (I can't keep my mouth shut sometimes)

I've intended to update my build thread here, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

I haven't even gotten around to taking pics of the finished update on yet.
 
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Nope. I decided against it. I went with the regular one sided EK block for mine.

I didn't want a vertical GPU mount, and I determined the benefit was way too small to justify the cost.

I can afford it, but it definitely triggered my ripoff spidey-sense, and there was no coming back from that.
Agreed lol I felt the same exact way.
 
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