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680 vs 670 Hydro Copper Question

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I have been looking through the forums extensively, and have basically come to an impasse, so I figured I'll just put it out there.

I'm planning to upgrade my card, obviously, but I'm stuck between some choices. On one hand, I see the 680 hydro copper being sold at newegg for about 600 range, and thought that it looked like a pretty good deal. But I wondered then, why the price seems so low compared to the 670 FTW (http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-3673-KR) when I could try to find a hydro copper block for it, and probably only have a price difference in the 50s range. So at the moment I am kind of stuck as to what to do, my cautionary side is asking me why the 680 hydro copper isn't priced much higher than a 670 FTW plus a hydro copper.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated, as well as I know that the 680 Hydro Copper Classified has been discontinued, but exactly what was that card? And how did it differ from the 680 Hydro Copper?

A final passing thought was, someone offered to sell me their Galaxy 4GB 670 GTX for $300, and while it seems like a good deal, I basically have no idea about the card, and I honestly love EVGA's customer support, which is why I'm inclined to spend a little bit more to get that kind of service. I'm wondering if the Galaxy at $300 is worth buying and forgetting the rest. And yes since it's a non-reference card I know I can't get a waterblock for it.

Anyone who can help me out, I would be so appreciative towards. Thanks.
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My guess is it is just because the FTW+ card is terribly overpriced.

I would take the $300 4GB Galaxy GTX 670 in a heartbeat. The limited overvolting ability of Kepler cards really lessens the need for water cooling them - a good aftermarket cooler is fine. They don't put out much heat.
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My guess is it is just because the FTW+ card is terribly overpriced.
I would take the $300 4GB Galaxy GTX 670 in a heartbeat. The limited overvolting ability of Kepler cards really lessens the need for water cooling them - a good aftermarket cooler is fine. They don't put out much heat.

Yea honestly reading about the voltage lock makes me more hesitant to spend that much just to water cool a card. Do you think there's anything comparable to the 4GB Galaxy card at a similar price? I feel like there isn't so I'll probably just end up buying it.
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