Our GPU Backplates have no effect on temps. Watch this video below by Tek Vibe with in-depth testing for more info!
1) To install your V1 Tech Custom Graphics Card Backplate, we recommend first removing the graphics card from your PC. 2) If you opt to use the provided magnets for an easily removable installation, first apply the provided double-sided tape to one side of the magnets by peeling the protective plastic on the tape and sticking the tape directly to the magnet. Place the magnets onto the tallest screws* on the back of your graphics card with the tape facing away from the graphics card. If a semi-permanent installation is desired, apply the provided double-sided tape directly to the tallest screws* on the back of your graphics card.
*Note: Ensure that as much surface area is covered as possible, start with the far corners of the graphics card and evenly distribute magnets/adhesive as you work inward to ensure that as much surface area is covered as possible for a secure installation.
3) Peel the protective plastic on the other side of the double-sided tape and position the V1 Tech Custom. Graphics Card Backplate directly over the rear of your graphics card (double-check to ensure that the backplate is oriented the correct way by aligning with any SLI or PCIe power cutouts if present. Press down firmly to secure in place. Install your graphics card into your system.
All our RGB Mod Parts come with this connector on the cable by default. See below options on how to power/control the LEDs.
Option 1 (Included): Connect the RGB Cable directly into your motherboards 3 Pin 5V RGB Header, Razer Chroma Addressable RGB Controller, EKWB D-RGB Loop Connect, or your own 5v 3Pin Controller. Make sure not to connect to a 12V 4 pin header, as that will kill the LEDs.
Option 2 (Optional/Sold Separately): To use the RF remote to control your LEDs simply connect the SATA Power Cable to any SATA Power cable from your power supply unit. Connect the other side to the LED connector.
Option 3 (Optional/Sold Separately): To use Corsair iCUE to control and power your LEDs, simply connect the Corsair iCUE cable adapter to the RGB Cable, and then plug in the adapter into a Corsair Commander Pro or Corsair Node Pro unit. Connect the other side to the LED connector. In Corsair iCUE’s software make sure to set the product to *2 LED STRIPS* as ours are denser!
Option 4 (Optional/Sold Separately): Connect to a Gigabyte/Aorus Motherboard Fusion 5V 3 Pin VDG Header. Connect the other side to the LED connector.
stangdude123 (verified owner) –
I order the Synthwave Sunset backplate to cover up the bare PCB of my 1080 TI GPU. I did have a few issues but they were of my own design, and I made a small improvement to the backplate that I feel should be a part of the production, but that’s just me.
I’d also like to say that this isn’t a paid review, I did buy the backplate on my own, I’ve actually wanted one of these for a while but never justified the cost since I had some other pressing matters with my build before focusing on rainbow unicorn puke.
I guess I’ll start with packaging since that’s what I saw first. It comes very nicely packaged, in a compact box. Unlike some places that ship things often and is named after a forest, there wasn’t a bunch of wasted material. The backplate was wrapped up nicely, the documentation was easy to follow, the little package of connectors and supplies was there and intact, and I got a free little snack of Swedish Fish! Which was very nice.
Next up is the quality of the backplate I suppose. I’m not sure what all there is to say except, it is very nicely put together. Acrylic sheet cut to the pattern depending on your specific GPU. It has a small rabbet cut in the rear part of the acrylic where a strip of RGB LEDs are adhered. At the end is a little dingleberry that has a plug on the end where you can connect your motherboard cable or remote cable. That little plug has nice heat shrink tubing keeping things nice and tidy.
On the top of the acrylic is the synthwave design that I think is screen printed on or silk screen or magically applied to the part. It’s a nice and smooth design with some accents for the lighting to show through.
This acrylic piece is the part that I modified, so either during the cutting and trimming process or it’s just part of the material but the edge facing out of my case was very clear. The issue with this was evident as soon as I fired it up. The LEDs were shining through the clear acrylic way too bright. I thought of 2 ways to fix this. Sand the clear edge with some fine sandpaper to diffuse the light, or use a black paint pen to just paint over it. Well while I was doing some thermal work on my graphics card(Valorant is really turning my pc into a space heater), I took the opportunity to sand the edge of my backplate and see if that helped. If it didn’t, I could always paint it. Well, after spending a solid 20 minutes or so carefully sanding the edge so I didn’t damage the nice artwork, it came out super nice. It defuses the lights just perfect for my taste.
The other issue I had is that my motherboard only has 2 Jrainbow ports for 5v addressable RGB. I have 5 fans and a water block that all need Jrainbow support. The fans had a hub so I had to buy a splitter to fit the backplate and water block, I had the backplate wired up to that and it just wasn’t behaving like it should. I did some moving around when I had everything apart, gave the backplate its own header, it everything else on the splitter and it works beautifully now!
My overall thoughts, this is quite a long review that I typed out on my iPhone. Excuse mistakes and I hope someone reads this and gets some useful information. I definitely recommend an RGB backplate if your GPU is looking a bit dull. I enjoy lighting in my rig so this added that extra touch that I needed to satiate my needs. I’m very happy with the quality from V1, my only criticism is the non sanded edge causing a super bright light that shone a line over my kitchen walls. Having that edge lightly sanded made a world of difference in diffusing the lights. But, that aside I’m very happy with the backplate and when I upgrade my GPU I intent to try to retro fit this backplate, or buy another.
Thanks for reading along!
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Alex Foster (verified owner) –
The first time I saw these I knew I needed one. Finally pulled the plug and ordered one. Super easy install, fast shipping to Canada, looks great. Was the finishing touch for my setup. Will definitely order another once I upgrade my GPU, whenever they become more available.
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