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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

Well...clearly EVGA had some awesome plans with this card, but NVIDIA screwed them over and now we have a basically worthless card. This sucks.

The plans were to rip off customers with those prices.
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I disagree, watercooling any GPU is not only a way to cool the card, even if the difference is from 70C to 40C rather than90C to 45C, it also makes the entire computer quieter and cooler as the GPU fan is eliminated and the surrounding case air is colder thus keeping the MB/VRMS, RAM, and drives cooler.

30C or even 25C is a big drop, especially when you consider the "law" that every 10C lower = 2x lifespan.
   
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post #43 of 74
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I disagree, watercooling any GPU is not only a way to cool the card, even if the difference is from 70C to 40C rather than90C to 45C, it also makes the entire computer quieter and cooler as the GPU fan is eliminated and the surrounding case air is colder thus keeping the MB/VRMS, RAM, and drives cooler.
30C or even 25C is a big drop, especially when you consider the "law" that every 10C lower = 2x lifespan.

If you could keep a GTX 680 for that long. Somebody that spends 800 is going to upgrade to the next best thing. You don't buy 800 GPU to keep for 5 years. Your better off getting 3 x GPUs for that much every 2 years.
The best part about WC GPUs right now is noise. I could not bare a stock HD 7970.
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post #44 of 74
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Watercooling Kepler is pointless in itself, they run so cool as it is.

I'm sorry but anyone telling me watercooling my Kepler GPU is pointless, clearly doesn't have an issue with a hot room during the summer. I would never go back to air now.

Just because you don't need it, don't speak for everyone.
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post #45 of 74
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I'm sorry but anyone telling me watercooling my Kepler GPU is pointless, clearly doesn't have an issue with a hot room during the summer. I would never go back to air now.
Just because you don't need it, don't speak for everyone.

People dont run air conditioners in the summer? wink.gif
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post #46 of 74
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I'm sorry but anyone telling me watercooling my Kepler GPU is pointless, clearly doesn't have an issue with a hot room during the summer. I would never go back to air now.
Just because you don't need it, don't speak for everyone.

I had 4 of the things in a silicon sandwich, and it simply wasn't needed with Kepler. Fermi definately, but not Kepler. And i wasn't speaking for everyone at all, it's my opinion.
 
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post #47 of 74
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People dont run air conditioners in the summer? wink.gif

Air conditioning? What's that? tongue.gif

Anyway I gotcha, maybe I jumped the gun there Mhill.
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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

Air conditioning? What's that? tongue.gif
Anyway I gotcha, maybe I jumped the gun there Mhill.

lol no worries matey

I do question though why people WC a single GPU, to me it's strange. The money spent on WC that GPU could almost buy you a 2nd card. Take the card in question the EVGA GTX680 Classified Hydrocopper, for $100 or so more you can buy a GTX690. Bringing you performance that no amount of watercooling will ever attain you. To me it's something i've never quite understood and never will, even more so when the architecture in question makes it deemed unnecessary.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/17/12 at 9:01am
 
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And I can understand that, but for me it has practical applications, not just overclocking. On air my GTX 670 FTW was getting to high 80's regularly and I saw it hit 90 once, stock. Too hot for my tastes, and I couldn't handle the fan noise when I ramped up the fan profile. So for me, that's why I watercool.
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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

I'm sorry but anyone telling me watercooling my Kepler GPU is pointless, clearly doesn't have an issue with a hot room during the summer. I would never go back to air now.
Just because you don't need it, don't speak for everyone.

Watercooling doesn't make heat magically disappear. The same heat is created no matter how you cool the gpu... you may even be creating more heat with water as you may be able to push the OC further.
 
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