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EK Uni Block fits on them.

...I can get my hands on the Swiftech GPU water blocks (MCW82) a bit easier than EK blocks...anyone got any experience with those ? Also thinking of 'fabbing' VRM copper water coolers because I can't find any separate VRM w-c units
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I think what I want is a card that would be fun and interesting to learn more about ocing and water cooling. I am not sure what video card fits that bill. As in a 3770 is not that interesting, a 3770k is more so, then going from 4.4 to 4.7 was nice, add in delidding to get to 5.0 and it was great. Looking for something along that same idea for a GPU. Any suggestions?

Get a Lightning 680 or a classified with evbot port, or get a proper 7970 Lightning card. (much better option)
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...I can get my hands on the Swiftech GPU water blocks (MCW82) a bit easier than EK blocks...anyone got any experience with those ? Also thinking of 'fabbing' VRM copper water coolers because I can't find any separate VRM w-c units

Slap a 92mm fan over them and voila...You could get some cheap heatsinks and cut em to use as vrm sinks. That's what I did when I needed small vrm sinks for my p4p800-e dlx biggrin.gif
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I think what I want is a card that would be fun and interesting to learn more about ocing and water cooling. I am not sure what video card fits that bill. As in a 3770 is not that interesting, a 3770k is more so, then going from 4.4 to 4.7 was nice, add in delidding to get to 5.0 and it was great. Looking for something along that same idea for a GPU. Any suggestions?

...have a look at this article @ Anandtech...while about Titan, it provides a nice GPU architecture summary and relates it to 680 and 7970...as you may know, Anandtech is one of the most established review sites out there. In addition, on the top bar on the site, you'll find a whole 'GPU' section

...one question you have to ask yourself is how many cards you want now (ie two 4GB 670 or 680 should keep you happy for a long time), vs a few months from now.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6760/nvidias-geforce-gtx-titan-part-1
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Thanks Ivanlabrie and Joa3d43.
I am thinking to just go with one card now, hook it up to the H220 to water cool it, then depending on how that goes add a second card later. I have read that there is no point in 4gb with a 670 so I guess I could go the cheap route of a 2gb 670 now, put in under water, then add another later. I think that is good enough for 2560x1600 as long as I turn down the settings. Even my poor overclocking single 670 did 60fps in AC3 with settings not all turned up with 6040x1200 surround just now, but I don’t think I will do surround for now, just need to handle the 2560x1600.
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Yeah...single card and water screams 7970. Or 680 Lightning.
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Yeah...single card and water screams 7970. Or 680 Lightning.
I insist wink.gif
Well the only lightning I see to buy is $500 for the 2gb, and there are no 4gb for sale. That is 30% more money compared to a 2gb 670, and at stock the 680 is only about 5% faster in all the reviews I have seen. I know nothing about special bios or voltage when it comes to GPUs though so I am guessing there is something special about the 680 lightning and overclocking?
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Thanks Ivanlabrie and Joa3d43.
I am thinking to just go with one card now, hook it up to the H220 to water cool it, then depending on how that goes add a second card later. I have read that there is no point in 4gb with a 670 so I guess I could go the cheap route of a 2gb 670 now, put in under water, then add another later. I think that is good enough for 2560x1600 as long as I turn down the settings. Even my poor overclocking single 670 did 60fps in AC3 with settings not all turned up with 6040x1200 surround just now, but I don’t think I will do surround for now, just need to handle the 2560x1600.

I think that's a good idea...and the difference between a well-running 670 and average 680 is quite hard to detect for most people anyways 'in the real world'. Further, by going step-by-step, you can see the impact extra GPUs have on overall temps in the H220, per earlier posts.

The industry is geared to always hype' the next big thing' just around the corner, and that can make upgrade decisions of 'now vs later' a bit tricky...I have never regretted the two 670ies (3rd not hooked in yet), never run into microstutter or any such thing...a single 670/680 is a great start and easy to add a second one later.

BTW, new NVidia 314.xx certified driver just released...
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I got $45 for your Q6600 if you're selling.

Thanks but I think I'm just going to keep it and re-purpose it. I used to have a Q6600 and sold it to upgrade to an i5 and then later needed it for a different build. I then had to go out and buy another one. So for the $50 I can get for it, it makes more sense for me to just hold onto it at this point. I've learned my lesson biggrin.gif.
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Well the only lightning I see to buy is $500 for the 2gb, and there are no 4gb for sale. That is 30% more money compared to a 2gb 670, and at stock the 680 is only about 5% faster in all the reviews I have seen. I know nothing about special bios or voltage when it comes to GPUs though so I am guessing there is something special about the 680 lightning and overclocking?

Lightning allows overvoltage well beyond the voltage cap (1.212v) if you use the correct bios and know how to tweak Afterburner. There's a guide in the Msi 680 Lightning club thread here, check the OP.
I'd rather go for a 7970, 3gb vram that gets used properly, massive overclocking headroom, voltage control, really good performance and even better than a 680 clocked much higher.
If you're going single card any of those two would be ideal, the 680 Lightning only if you for some reason prefer Nvidia.

EDIT: Puffin, I trade my Micron D9 ddr2 for 30kg of kale chips...waddaya say? tongue.gif
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Things that make you Hmm…
GTX 670 plus water block is $500, if I end up with two, that is $1k. The same as a Titan…
Edited by justanoldman - 2/19/13 at 6:22pm
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