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You didn't really get screwed since this one is still more money and isn't factory OCed. If you are going with multiple monitors the extra 1.5GB would help.

Could you step-up the card?

I could, the parts are just being delivered and I'm getting home from camp on the 19th (complicated). I only get 10 days off, so I'm not sure on time frames to be able to build it. So, if I am planning to go on a multi monitor setup in the future I should return the 1.5GB and buy the 3GB?

This is getting to the point where you try to build something and before you even get your parts the next best thing is already out... uhhg.
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I could, the parts are just being delivered and I'm getting home from camp on the 19th (complicated). I only get 10 days off, so I'm not sure on time frames to be able to build it. So, if I am planning to go on a multi monitor setup in the future I should return the 1.5GB and buy the 3GB?

This is getting to the point where you try to build something and before you even get your parts the next best thing is already out... uhhg.
I guess you would have to return it since no HC2 cards are on the step-up list. :/

But yeah, more VRAM would be beneficial for multiple monitors with high resolutions.
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I didn't know EVGA voided warranties if you replace the stock cooler. Must be a new "feature".
Sorry, forgot EVGA has the best warranty coverage out there.

What it comes down to is you're paying $150 for the waterblock and the backplate on their GTX580 3072MB board ($729.99 - $589.99). Purchased separately from EVGA they would cost you ~$175

An EK waterblock for this card would cost you ~$97 for the cheapest version and ~$112 for the most expensive. The backplate would run about $28. Total cost is ~ $125 - $140.

So bottom line is, you'd save ~$25 - $10 going through the hassle of mounting the WB yourself if you go with EK.
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Well newegg are willing to give me an rma for a refund. I just need to get EVGA to stock them and purchase one... this sucks as it's a meager 40$ more for twice the ram.
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Well Newegg has given me an RMA for the 1.5gb card for a full refund and no restocking fees. EVGA got some 3gb versions in stock today so I snagged 2 right away.
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