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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

Crossfire setups don't count b/c those are much cheaper. The Titan is on a similar level to the EVGA classified series, very few of which you see not watercooled.

Most of the members posted before blocks were released as well, which took a few weeks to release.

Going just by sigs, I believe in this thread Titan air coolers outnumber Titan water coolers 2:1 even if the sample pool is too small. Really, lots of people prefer air over water for various reasons. Personally, I'd never want to maintain a custom loop (closed loops are fine). Other people don't have room, can't afford it or don't feel it is necessary. After all the majority of users only need a stable gaming overclock (my GTX 680 stock cooler did very well and I'm fairly sure the Titan cooler can manage a typical overclock as well).
Even if Titan is ridiculously expensive, it has some advantages over multi-GPU systems (no microstuttering for example, a well-documented problem with CF and SLI) that can easily attract users who are not massive benchmarkers or even know how to OC.
EVGA Classified OTOH is built for benchmarkers. For a typical gamer, they are little better than a reference card and extremely poor value when you can get a cheaper card that performs the same at stock. The improved VRM and added voltage control (for GTX 600 series) can practically only be used by water coolers unless you like screaming radial fans.

You can only get Titan performance and it's single-GPU advantages by shelling out $1000. You can get better framerates with SLI and CF or a dual-GPU card, but some people don't want to deal with the problems associated with such systems. This card appeals to anyone who wants best performance regardless of price.
You can easily get GTX 680 Classified stock performance for far less than what a Classified card costs without compromising any single-GPU advantages. Your only loss is the overclockability which to most will not matter. This card only appeals to extreme overclockers.

Because the Titan doesn't have a cheaper equivalent, it will naturally attract some, if few, buyers who would never have considered a Classified and who are not interested in WC.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/4/13 at 9:43am
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I have tried 2 7970 SOC's, they were crap. I hope to see a TFV cooler though, they are great. Shame no non-ref PCB allowed though frown.gif
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post #53 of 106
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Am I the only one who actually likes the WFIII cooler?

I mean yeah you're missing out on the premium look of the aluminum housing and the see-thru window and stuff but it can't be that bad.. right?

I love the Super Overclock WF3 look. When I traded in my 570 SOC for my 7950 OC, I was extremely disappointed to go from nice high quality metal cooler design to the cheaper plastic version. If they're going to put WF3 on something this expensive, it had better be the high quality metal version.
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In this case I'd rather see Titan's beautiful reference heatsink than have it 10ºC cooler and see that ugly piece of crap.

Glad I have enclosed case, its quieter and I don't care what my parts look like, as long as they do the job.

Having a Windforce 7970, I can tell you its whisper quite - so if I got one of these I would be happy biggrin.gif
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I would hope they don't put much of a premium on it, because if someone is seriously OCing their titans they might as well put them under water for same or similar price. If they got the money to spend on that gpu, they should have money for WC...

Assuming this is actually released at any point.
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I would hope they don't put much of a premium on it, because if someone is seriously OCing their titans they might as well put them under water for same or similar price. If they got the money to spend on that gpu, they should have money for WC...

Assuming this is actually released at any point.

The 670 wf 3 was priced at the same 399. 99 msrp as the gtx670 reference

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The only reason I would want to get rid of the sexy reference cooler of the Titan (or the 690) would be for either a Lightning version or to put a block on it.
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Love that cooler.

IMHO best one on the market.
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The only reason I would want to get rid of the sexy reference cooler of the Titan (or the 690) would be for either a Lightning version or to put a block on it.

I really think the WF3 is pretty good! With the WF3 680 it is definitely cooler than reference by a wide margin and quieter. I think with the Titan, the WF3 will definitely better than reference, even if not quite as aesthetically pleasing to some. Personally I think it looks pretty good.

The big question is whether the card will have improved VRM + power phases. That is the game changer IMO. What I want is a Lightning version, sadly I don't think it will happen. Nvidia doesn't want to play ball with non reference PCBs it seems......which is unfortunate. I would gladly pay a premium for a lightning Titan!
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Love that cooler.

IMHO best one on the market.

Yep! Hardcop gave it a gold award, and I like their testing - Hence that's why I got a gigabyte + 3 yrs warranty thumb.gif
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