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When can we expect GTX 570 prices to go down?

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I've been interested in watercooling but I've always told myself that I'd do it when I get another 570 but it seems like the price is always like $350. That's money that I do not have and probably will not have for some time. My question is when will prices for 570s go down? I assume when Kepler is released but any chance sooner?
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You want my opinion?

Unless you are absolutely obsessed with quietness, or a huge benching geek (nothing wrong with these things, mind you smile.gif), water-cooling is a horrible bang-for-buck proposition ... best suited for people with a serious excess of time and money on their hands.

The performance gain to be had by water-cooling is miniscule vs. a good air cooling setup, and never enough to actually 'see' while playing a game.

The gain in the lifespan of your gear is basically irrelevant, because none of us really keep our stuff long enough for there to be any meaningful benefit derived by running at 50C instead of 80C.

I mean, it's nifty and all, but from a practical perspective, if you aren't pretty rich, I would banish the thought wink.gif
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Water cooling would be nice, but I've talked myself out of doing it more times than I can remember...

I'm happy about it though because I've owned a mountain of GPUs and it would just be more hardware to give away or have sitting around...

As for price drops I'm hoping for them also, I'm wanting to have a pair of MSI GTX570 TF IIIs
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