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    EVGA Hydro (normal or classified)
  • 27% (6)
    Different 580 with water block
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But why espically when basically everyone else has said evga???
    
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My friend was contemplating the same issue. The hydro coppers 2's or the classy copper's. Both cards are exceptional. Both waterblocks are well done (The classy's don't say copper 2 but copper. Don't know if it's a different design; something my friend and I couldn't find out).

Personally I prefer the hydro copper 2's over the classy's. I like the water block more and it doesn't take three damn PCIE connectors lol. He wanted 3 of them and that wasn't possible with the classy's.

Plus with the blocks already on the cards, you get piece of mind of not putting blocks on. Something he wanted; the blocks already on. Where as others like playing around with the blocks like me.

My opinion would either be the hydro copper 2's (the full block covers the whole card and looks amazing) or a reference card with the new heat killer black hole edition.
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post #14 of 45
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ya i havent bought a card from evga yet but with what u just said i think they are the company to buy from



lol basically ur saying get the 3gb one... and the only problem for me going SLI is that i dont know if i will have the power to



I by all means like the look of the HC2 but the main thing was wether or not it was a good block or not... thanks for your detailed response Rep+



mhm very true
the 1.5gb one and the 3gb one basically use the same amount of power. And the hydro copper 2 blocks are amazing. Less restrictive and have great cooling.
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post #15 of 45
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MSI dosent make a watercooled block, and their one claim to fame is the lightning 580, which cannot be watercooled because of its non reference design. The classified is just as good if not better than the MSI Lightning, and it comes with a waterblock!
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But why espically when basically everyone else has said evga???
I love my 3GB Lightning Xtreme. Never breaks 70* even when overclocked at 925/1800/2150. And its not even under water. Plus, even when it was in my old 650D, never broke 70* lol.

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My friend was contemplating the same issue. The hydro coppers 2's or the classy copper's. Both cards are exceptional. Both waterblocks are well done (The classy's don't say copper 2 but copper. Don't know if it's a different design; something my friend and I couldn't find out).

Personally I prefer the hydro copper 2's over the classy's. I like the water block more and it doesn't take three damn PCIE connectors lol. He wanted 3 of them and that wasn't possible with the classy's.

Plus with the blocks already on the cards, you get piece of mind of not putting blocks on. Something he wanted; the blocks already on. Where as others like playing around with the blocks like me.

My opinion would either be the hydro copper 2's (the full block covers the whole card and looks amazing) or a reference card with the new heat killer black hole edition.
I like the idea of having the block already on, it is a nice piece of mind and now i guess it comes down to the descion of do i get the classy or the hydro copper???

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the 1.5gb one and the 3gb one basically use the same amount of power. And the hydro copper 2 blocks are amazing. Less restrictive and have great cooling.
i know 1.5 and 3 use the same but it was more like if i had sli classy i dont know if i would have the power connectors for it btw for all your work Rep+

Brings me to my next point i will be getting a evga card but now do i get the classified or the hydro copper??? classified is nice because you will be able to push it far.. but it does use more power (connectors) thanks for everyone's help so far. but please dont stop
    
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I love my 3GB Lightning Xtreme. Never breaks 70* even when overclocked at 925/1800/2150. And its not even under water. Plus, even when it was in my old 650D, never broke 70* lol.

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srry for double post here but just to reply to u. it definitally is a great cooler but in the end i will have a loop and i might as well put the card under... thanks for your help though

also for crunkosaur srry i missed u but that is what i thought as well
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Do you have a water cooling setup already? If so i would get the hydro the fans on these cards can get loud in game. Though i don't doubt that you would be perfectly happy with ether.
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Do you have a water cooling setup already? If so i would get the hydro the fans on these cards can get loud in game. Though i don't doubt that you would be perfectly happy with ether.
i will be getting a loop before i get this card so i will have a water cooling set up
    
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