Can an EKWB backplate be used with an air cooler?

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http://forums.anandtech.com – I'll be honest, I'm just shallow and I want my system to look good. I will almost certainly be going with a PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 (Costs 360€ now, dayum!), and the only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have a backplate on it. I don't like PCBs showing much in my computer, so that's why I held off until the Maximus VII Formula is available. The only R9 alternatives I know of that have a backplate are the Asus DirectCUII which is bad, the Sapphire Vapor-X that's very expensive for what it offers over a base model (Plus the black, grey and blue doesn't match my build) and then the (Hardware)