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I WAS going to get a EVGA Ge Force GTX 680 Hydro copper. But theyre sold out like EVERYWHERE.
So Im trying to decide on waiting for one of those, Or finding a different/better card.

I WAS going to use only one card. but Im debating two. Im not 100% sure on overall performance that will give me. But Im looking for the biggest bang for my buck. Im thinking 700 is my limit. as thats the cost of the evga card.

And if you didnt notice Im using water cooling. So thats a factor.

Any advice?
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Powercolor have their LCS liquid cooled GPUs.


This 7970 would also perform well if you arent hard and fast on Nvidia.
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Powercolor have their LCS liquid cooled GPUs.
This 7970 would also perform well if you arent hard and fast on Nvidia.

That looks like a REAL nice watercooled card, I like it. But how does it do like.. gaming/performance wise?
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The 7970 is made for overclocking under water, and it'll trade blows with an oc GTX 680. If I were you, I'd get an EK water block separately alongside any reference 7970 to save some money as $700 is overpriced for that powercolor.
    
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The 7970 is made for overclocking under water, and it'll trade blows with an oc GTX 680. If I were you, I'd get an EK water block separately alongside any reference 7970 to save some money as $700 is overpriced for that powercolor.

See My rig is pushing the 4500 dollar price tag already. So Ideas like that I love. But I dont know if I trust myself doing that, because I dont wanna ruin 500-700 dollars worth of hardware
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post #6 of 47
The powercolor is overpriced.
Cheaper to get a reference card and block separate

$479 MSI 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645

KOMODO-HD7970 full cover VGA waterblock $154.95
http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd7970.aspx
Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 4/28/12 at 1:01am
    
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post #7 of 47
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The powercolor is overpriced.
Cheaper to get a reference card and block separate
$479 MSI 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
KOMODO-HD7970 full cover VGA waterblock $154.95
http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd7970.aspx

I like the full cover block. But the other link goes to a search, not a card. and I have NO clue how to install a block on a gpu, or a cpu for that matter.. D:
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post #8 of 47
It really isn't all that hard. Prior to a few days ago I never dreamed of water cooling, but I set everything up absolutely no problem. The GPU blocks are an extremely simple install, and part of the fun of having a beast of a computer is knowing you built it yourself... it is a very satisfying feeling once everything is running flawlessly smile.gif
    
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post #9 of 47
Yeah, you could go for a ref 680 and a water block.
post #10 of 47
I would just put the Hydro on auto-notify at Newegg, or wherever, and wait it out, if that's the one you know you want.
    
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