PCPer Mailbag #52 - Baby Got Backplate

Subject: Editorial | July 13, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show:

00:49 - Caring for a delidded CPU?
02:47 - APUs with HBM?
05:56 - 4K HDR prices: TVs vs. monitors?
08:19 - What are GPU backplates for?
10:14 - NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection MIA?
13:21 - Ridiculously cheap SSDs?
17:33 - Autographed Joshtekk prints?
18:26 - Pizza toppings? Aye right!

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July 14, 2018 | 03:12 AM - Posted by collie

Thanks for answering my question, it reminded me of the old days when I would ask you stuff on twich, good times.

But now I have a follow up question. So since the backplate is probably just for look nice-ism, I am wondering if I actually prefer the look of an exposed PCB. I'm old-school, and I love that shit. I was talking with the wife about how I cant decide to leave it on or not, and she said, "Well what is going to happen if you take it off and kill the card and then we cant game anymore?"

So my follow up question is, "Since I have a awesome case with awesome air flow (that was actually a gift from you guys from a vlan, SilverStone-Primera-Series-PM01-ATX) can I safely remove said backplate? If it helps is an gigabyte aorus 580 8gb." to be honest I'm not sure if I wana take it off or not, I just wana know if it's risky at all to do so.

July 16, 2018 | 03:10 PM - Posted by brisa117

I think they're generally removable, but I've heard that some are integral to the mounting of the cooler on the opposite side. And from personal experience, I like to keep screwdrivers away from graphics cards. Turns out they're the perfect size to scratch off surface mounted devices when they slip... *shutters*

July 16, 2018 | 03:20 PM - Posted by brisa117

Request: Will you please call in all your favors to make 10GBE happen at an affordable price? Even if I buy the "reasonable" $100 ASUS card, a switch with more than two 10GBE ports is prohibitively expensive. In all seriousness, have you heard rumblings of things getting better?

July 18, 2018 | 12:41 PM - Posted by Dbsseven

Do current desktop motherboards/chipsets support DisplayPort over USB-C? It seems to be needed in the new VirtualLink spec, but I have never seen it mentioned on desktop motherboard reviews (only laptops).

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