Hey guys, been a while since I've been on here. I'm looking to pull the trigger on the Asus 1070 Strix here shortly. But I need a block for it. I was going to go with the EK solution, but they are stating that the factory backplate (which I wanted to keep) isn't compatible with the water block. When I emailed them I couldn't seem to get a specific reason why. Would be great if I could mod the backplate to still fit. Currently I don't run one on my 7970 with heatkiller block. Are they still just an aesthetic thing these days?