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Hi, My EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC Black Edition (The only ones on sale at the time I bought it) have no backplate, and recently I saw a forum about how someone made their own GPU backplate out of acrylic, and I have a few questions about them. Is acrylic conductive? I heard some people say it is and some people say it's not, I just want to make sure, and another question is do you guys think that by putting an acrylic backplate on my GPU will there be any negative effect for me doing that? And the last question is, you guys know a way for me to attach the custom backplate on to the GPU (I don't want to just leave it on top, I want some kind of attachment method such as double-sided tape, but I'm scared that I'm going to short something out, any recommendations is welcome.)

 

Here is a link to the acrylic I'm going to use: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DYW31I/ref=sxts_kp_bs_lp_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=8778bc68-27e7-403f-8460-de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=PzdR8&pf_rd_r=T5CQ9FK9E33NS0EM37BK&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B004DYW31I&pd_rd_w=waO68&pf_rd_i=plexiglass&pd_rd_r=8026efb3-cde2-43c1-b658-989a86bcb6e2&ie=UTF8&qid=1542820425&sr=1

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Acrylic does hold static electricity so I would advise against using it to make a back plate. Back plates are purely for looks and serve zero function in the overall scheme of things and cooling of the card. 

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7 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Acrylic does hold static electricity so I would advise against using it to make a back plate. Back plates are purely for looks and serve zero function in the overall scheme of things and cooling of the card. 

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I know that pure acrylic does hold static electricity, but I'm going to cover both sides of the acrylic with plastidip spray paint, and as far as I know, even Linus use plasti dip to spray directly on the PC components such as the motherboard vrm heat-sink.

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Just lay some thermal pads down and it won’t matter. As metal backplates get by just fine so and serve a perpose on the proper card. 

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